The Human Genetic History of the Americas: The Final Frontier

  title={The Human Genetic History of the Americas: The Final Frontier},
  author={D. O'Rourke and Jennifer A. Raff},
  journal={Current Biology},
  • 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
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