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Data from: Ancient mitochondrial DNA provides high-resolution time scale of the peopling of the Americas

Llamas, Bastien; Fehren-Schmitz, Lars; Valverde, Guido; Soubrier, Julien; Mallick, Swapan; Rohland, Nadin; Nordenfelt, Susanne; Valdiosera, Cristina; Richards, Stephen M.; Rohrlach, Adam; ...
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Dryad Digital Repository
Abstract
The exact timing, route, and process of the initial peopling of the Americas remains uncertain despite much research. Archaeological evidence indicates the presence of humans as far as southern Chile by 14.6 thousand years ago (ka), shortly after the Pleistocene ice sheets blocking access from eastern Beringia began to retreat. Genetic estimates of the timing and route of entry have been constrained by the lack of suitable calibration points and low genetic diversity of Native Americans. We sequenced 92 whole mitochondrial genomes from pre-Columbian South American skeletons dating from 8.6 to 0.5 ka, allowing a detailed, temporally calibrated reconstruction of t...
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free text keywords: America, Homo Sapiens, ancient DNA, BEAST, Holocene, North America, Central America, South America, Life sciences, medicine and health care, Medicine, Life sciences, medicine and health care
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Abstract
The exact timing, route, and process of the initial peopling of the Americas remains uncertain despite much research. Archaeological evidence indicates the presence of humans as far as southern Chile by 14.6 thousand years ago (ka), shortly after the Pleistocene ice sheets blocking access from eastern Beringia began to retreat. Genetic estimates of the timing and route of entry have been constrained by the lack of suitable calibration points and low genetic diversity of Native Americans. We sequenced 92 whole mitochondrial genomes from pre-Columbian South American skeletons dating from 8.6 to 0.5 ka, allowing a detailed, temporally calibrated reconstruction of t...
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free text keywords: America, Homo Sapiens, ancient DNA, BEAST, Holocene, North America, Central America, South America, Life sciences, medicine and health care, Medicine, Life sciences, medicine and health care
Communities
Social Science and Humanities
Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
Download fromView all 5 versions
EASY
Dataset . 2016
Provider: EASY
DRYAD
Dataset . 2016
Provider: Crossref
B2FIND
Dataset . 2016
Provider: B2FIND
NARCIS
Dataset
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