Early human dispersals within the Americas

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  • Author: Moreno-Mayar, J. Víctor

    University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Author: Vinner, Lasse

    University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Author: de Barros Damgaard, Peter

    University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Author: de la Fuente, Constanza

    University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Author: Chan, Jeffrey

  • Author: Spence, Jeffrey P

  • Author: Allentoft, Morten E.

    University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Author: Vimala, Tharsika

    University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Author: Racimo, Fernando

    University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Author: Pinotti, Thomaz

  • Author: Rasmussen, Simon

    Metagenomics, Department of Bio and Health Informatics, Technical University of Denmark, Kemitorvet, 2800, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

  • Author: Margaryan, Ashot

    University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Author: Iraeta Orbegozo, Miren

    University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Author: Mylopotamitaki, Dorothea

    University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Author: Wooller, Matthew

  • Author: Bataille, Clement

  • Author: Becerra-Valdivia, Lorena

  • Author: Chivall, David

  • Author: Comeskey, Daniel

  • Author: Deviese, Thibaut

  • Author: Grayson, Donald K

  • Author: George, Len

  • Author: Harry, Harold

  • Author: Alexandersen, Verner

    University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Author: Primeau, Charlotte

    University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Author: Erlandson, Jon

  • Author: Rodrigues-Carvalho, Claudia

  • Author: Reis, Silvia

  • Author: Bastos, Murilo Q R

  • Author: Cybulski, Jerome

  • Author: Vullo, Carlos

  • Author: Morello, Flavia

  • Author: Vilar, Miguel

  • Author: Wells, Spencer

  • Author: Gregersen, Kristian Murphy

    University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Author: Hansen, Kasper Lykke

    University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Author: Lynnerup, Niels

    University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Author: Mirazón Lahr, Marta

  • Author: Kjær, Kurt

    University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Author: Strauss, André

  • Author: Alfonso-Durruty, Marta

  • Author: Salas, Antonio

  • Author: Schroeder, Hannes

    University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Author: Higham, Thomas

  • Author: Malhi, Ripan S.

  • Author: Rasic, Jeffrey T

  • Author: Souza, Luiz

  • Author: Santos, Fabricio R

  • Author: Malaspinas, Anna Sapfo

  • Author: Nielsen, Rasmus

    University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Author: Song, Yun S

  • Author: Meltzer, David J.

    University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Author: Willerslev, Eske

    University of Copenhagen, Denmark

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Studies of the peopling of the Americas have focused on the timing and number of initial migrations. Less attention has been paid to the subsequent spread of people within the Americas. We sequenced 15 ancient human genomes spanning Alaska to Patagonia; six are ≥10,000 years old (up to ~18× coverage). All are most closely related to Native Americans, including an Ancient Beringian individual, and two morphologically distinct "Paleoamericans." We find evidence of rapid dispersal and early diversification, including previously unknown groups, as people moved south. This resulted in multiple independent, geographically uneven migrations, including one that provides clues of a Late Pleistocene Australasian genetic signal, and a later Mesoamerican-related expansion. These led to complex and dynamic population histories from North to South America.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbereaav2621
JournalScience
Volume362
Issue number6419
Number of pages13
ISSN0036-8075
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
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