The population history of northeastern Siberia since the Pleistocene

  title={The population history of northeastern Siberia since the Pleistocene},
  author={Martin Sikora and Vladimir V. Pitulko and V{\'i}tor C. Sousa and Morten E. Allentoft and Lasse Vinner and Simon Rasmussen and Ashot Margaryan and Peter de Barros Damgaard and Constanza de la Fuente and Gabriel Renaud and Melinda A. Yang and Qiaomei Fu and Isabelle Dupanloup and Konstantinos Giampoudakis and David Nogu{\'e}s-Bravo and Carsten Rahbek and Guus J Kroonen and Micha{\"e}l Peyrot and Hugh McColl and Sergey V. Vasilyev and Elizaveta V. Veselovskaya and Margarita Gerasimova and Elena Yu Pavlova and Vyacheslav G. Chasnyk and Pavel A. Nikolskiy and Andrei V. Gromov and Valeriy I. Khartanovich and Vyacheslav Moiseyev and P. S. Grebenyuk and Alexander Yu. Fedorchenko and A. I. Lebedintsev and Sergey B. Slobodin and Boris A. Malyarchuk and Rui Martiniano and Morten Meldgaard and Laura Arppe and Jukka U. Palo and Tarja Sundell and Kristiina Mannermaa and Mikko Putkonen and Verner Alexandersen and Charlotte Primeau and Nurbol Baimukhanov and Ripan Singh Malhi and Karl-G{\"o}ran Sj{\"o}gren and Kristian Kristiansen and Anna Wessman and Antti Sajantila and Marta Miraz{\'o}n Lahr and Richard Durbin and Rasmus Nielsen and David J. Meltzer and Laurent Excoffier and Eske Willerslev},
Northeastern Siberia has been inhabited by humans for more than 40,000 years but its deep population history remains poorly understood. Here we investigate the late Pleistocene population history of northeastern Siberia through analyses of 34 newly recovered ancient genomes that date to between 31,000 and 600 years ago. We document complex population dynamics during this period, including at least three major migration events: an initial peopling by a previously unknown Palaeolithic population… 

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