Resolving the ancestry of Austronesian-speaking populations

  title={Resolving the ancestry of Austronesian-speaking populations},
  author={P. Soares and J. Trejaut and Teresa Rito and B. Cavadas and C. Hill and Ken Khong Eng and Maru Mormina and A. Brand{\~a}o and R. Fraser and Tse-Yi Wang and J. Loo and C. Snell and T. Ko and A. Amorim and M. Pala and V. Macaulay and D. Bulbeck and J. Wilson and L. Gusm{\~a}o and L. Pereira and S. Oppenheimer and M. Lin and M. Richards},
  journal={Human Genetics},
  pages={309 - 326}
  • P. Soares, J. Trejaut, +20 authors M. Richards
  • Published 2015
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Human Genetics
  • There are two very different interpretations of the prehistory of Island Southeast Asia (ISEA), with genetic evidence invoked in support of both. The “out-of-Taiwan” model proposes a major Late Holocene expansion of Neolithic Austronesian speakers from Taiwan. An alternative, proposing that Late Glacial/postglacial sea-level rises triggered largely autochthonous dispersals, accounts for some otherwise enigmatic genetic patterns, but fails to explain the Austronesian language dispersal… CONTINUE READING
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