The Human Genetic History of the Americas: The Final Frontier

@article{ORourke2010TheHG,
  title={The Human Genetic History of the Americas: The Final Frontier},
  author={D. O'Rourke and Jennifer A. Raff},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={20},
  pages={R202-R207}
}
  • D. O'Rourke, Jennifer A. Raff
  • Published 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Biology
  • The Americas, the last continents to be entered by modern humans, were colonized during the late Pleistocene via a land bridge across what is now the Bering strait. However, the timing and nature of the initial colonization events remain contentious. The Asian origin of the earliest Americans has been amply established by numerous classical marker studies of the mid-twentieth century. More recently, mtDNA sequences, Y-chromosome and autosomal marker studies have provided a higher level of… CONTINUE READING
    163 Citations

    Figures, Tables, and Topics from this paper.

    Explore Further: Topics Discussed in This Paper

    Mitochondrial diversity in human head louse populations across the Americas.
    • 13
    Beringia and the global dispersal of modern humans
    • 67
    • PDF
    Contradictions and Concordances in American Colonization Models
    • 4
    Reconstructing Native American Population History
    • 559
    • PDF
    Ancient DNA perspectives on American colonization and population history.
    • 75
    Palaeogenomics: Genetic roots of the first Americans
    • 25
    The peopling of South America and the trans-Andean gene flow of the first settlers.
    • 21
    • PDF

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 55 REFERENCES
    Mitochondrial DNA and Y chromosome diversity and the peopling of the Americas: Evolutionary and demographic evidence
    • T. Schurr, S. Sherry
    • Geography, Medicine
    • American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council
    • 2004
    • 183
    • PDF
    Colonization Models and Initial Genetic Diversity in the Americas
    • A. Fix
    • Geography, Medicine
    • Human biology
    • 2002
    • 31
    The Peopling of the New World: Perspectives from Molecular Anthropology
    • 173
    • Highly Influential
    • PDF
    Mitochondrial population genomics supports a single pre-Clovis origin with a coastal route for the peopling of the Americas.
    • 312
    • Highly Influential
    • PDF
    Origin and evolution of Native American mtDNA variation: a reappraisal.
    • 708
    Genetic analysis of early holocene skeletal remains from Alaska and its implications for the settlement of the Americas.
    • 203
    • PDF
    Y-chromosome evidence for differing ancient demographic histories in the Americas.
    • 213
    • PDF
    The crucial role of calibration in molecular date estimates for the peopling of the Americas.
    • 61
    A Three-Stage Colonization Model for the Peopling of the Americas
    • 185
    • PDF
    Diversity and age of the four major mtDNA haplogroups, and their implications for the peopling of the New World.
    • 150