Single, rapid coastal settlement of Asia revealed by analysis of complete mitochondrial genomes

Vincent Macaulay, Catherine Hill, Alessandro Achilli, Chiara Rengo, Douglas Clarke, William Meehan, James Blackburn, Ornella Semino, Rosaria Scozzari, Fulvio Cruciani, Adi Taha, Norazila Kassim Shaari, Joseph Maripa Raja, Patimah Ismail, Zafarina Zainuddin, William Goodwin, David Bulbeck, Hans Jürgen Bandelt, Stephen Oppenheimer, Antonio Torroni & 1 others Martin Richards

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Abstract

A recent dispersal of modern humans put of Africa is now widely accepted, but the routes taken across Eurasia are still disputed. We show that mitochondrial DNA variation in isolated "relict" populations in southeast Asia supports the view that there was only a single dispersal from Africa, most likely via a southern coastal route, through India and onward into southeast Asia and Australasia. There was an early offshoot, leading ultimately to the settlement of the Near East and Europe, but the main dispersal from India to Australia ∼65,000 years ago was rapid, most likely taking only a few thousand years.

LanguageEnglish
Pages1034-1036
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume308
Issue number5724
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2005

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Macaulay, Vincent ; Hill, Catherine ; Achilli, Alessandro ; Rengo, Chiara ; Clarke, Douglas ; Meehan, William ; Blackburn, James ; Semino, Ornella ; Scozzari, Rosaria ; Cruciani, Fulvio ; Taha, Adi ; Shaari, Norazila Kassim ; Raja, Joseph Maripa ; Ismail, Patimah ; Zainuddin, Zafarina ; Goodwin, William ; Bulbeck, David ; Bandelt, Hans Jürgen ; Oppenheimer, Stephen ; Torroni, Antonio ; Richards, Martin. / Single, rapid coastal settlement of Asia revealed by analysis of complete mitochondrial genomes. In: Science. 2005 ; Vol. 308, No. 5724. pp. 1034-1036.
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