Rapid coastal spread of First Americans: Novel insights from South America's Southern Cone mitochondrial genomes

@article{Bodner2012RapidCS,
  title={Rapid coastal spread of First Americans: Novel insights from South America's Southern Cone mitochondrial genomes},
  author={Martin Bodner and Ugo A Perego and Gabriela E Huber and Liane Fendt and Alexander W. R{\"o}ck and Bettina Zimmermann and Anna Olivieri and Alberto G{\'o}mez-Carballa and Hovirag Lancioni and Norman Angerhofer and Mar{\'i}a Cecilia Bobillo and Daniel Corach and Scott R. Woodward and Antonio Salas and Alessandro Achilli and Antonio Torroni and Hans-J{\"u}rgen Bandelt and Walther Parson},
  journal={Genome Research},
  year={2012},
  volume={22},
  pages={811 - 820}
}
It is now widely agreed that the Native American founders originated from a Beringian source population ∼15–18 thousand years ago (kya) and rapidly populated all of the New World, probably mainly following the Pacific coastal route. However, details about the migration into the Americas and the routes pursued on the continent still remain unresolved, despite numerous genetic, archaeological, and linguistic investigations. To examine the pioneering peopling phase of the South American continent… 

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