Population expansion in the North African Late Pleistocene signalled by mitochondrial DNA haplogroup U6

  title={Population expansion in the North African Late Pleistocene signalled by mitochondrial DNA haplogroup U6},
  author={Luisa Pereira and Nuno M. Silva and Ricardo Franco-Duarte and Ver{\'o}nica Fernandes and Joana B Pereira and M. G. Gomes da Costa and Haid{\'e} Martins and Pedro Soares and Doron M Behar and Martin B Richards and Vincent A Macaulay},
  booktitle={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
The archaeology of North Africa remains enigmatic, with questions of population continuity versus discontinuity taking centre-stage. Debates have focused on population transitions between the bearers of the Middle Palaeolithic Aterian industry and the later Upper Palaeolithic populations of the Maghreb, as well as between the late Pleistocene and Holocene. Improved resolution of the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) haplogroup U6 phylogeny, by the screening of 39 new complete sequences, has enabled us… CONTINUE READING
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