The population history of northeastern Siberia since the Pleistocene

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  • Author: Sikora, Martin

    University of Copenhagen

  • Author: Pitulko, Vladimir V.

    Russian Academy of Sciences

  • Author: Sousa, Vitor C.

    University of Lisbon

  • Author: Allentoft, Morten E.

    University of Copenhagen

  • Author: Vinner, Lasse

    University of Copenhagen

  • Author: Rasmussen, Simon

    Department of Health Technology, Technical University of Denmark, Kemitorvet, 2800, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

  • Author: Margaryan, Ashot

    University of Copenhagen

  • Author: de Barros Damgaard, Peter

    University of Copenhagen

  • Author: de la Fuente, Constanza

    University of Copenhagen

  • Author: Renaud, Gabriel

    University of Copenhagen

  • Author: Yang, Melinda A.

    CAS - Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology

  • Author: Fu, Qiaomei

    CAS - Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology

  • Author: Dupanloup, Isabelle

    Swiss Integrative Center for Human Health SA

  • Author: Giampoudakis, Konstantinos

    University of Copenhagen

  • Author: Nogués-Bravo, David

    University of Copenhagen

  • Author: Rahbek, Carsten

    University of Copenhagen

  • Author: Kroonen, Guus

    University of Copenhagen

  • Author: Peyrot, Michaël

    Leiden University

  • Author: McColl, Hugh

    University of Copenhagen

  • Author: Vasilyev, Sergey V.

    Russian Academy of Sciences

  • Author: Veselovskaya, Elizaveta V.

    Russian Academy of Sciences

  • Author: Gerasimova, Margarita

    Russian Academy of Sciences

  • Author: Pavlova, Elena Y.

    Russian Academy of Sciences

  • Author: Chasnyk, Vyacheslav G.

    Russian Ministry of Health

  • Author: Nikolskiy, Pavel A.

    Russian Academy of Sciences

  • Author: Gromov, Andrei V.

    Russian Academy of Sciences

  • Author: Khartanovich, Valeriy I.

    Russian Academy of Sciences

  • Author: Moiseyev, Vyacheslav

    Russian Academy of Sciences

  • Author: Grebenyuk, Pavel S.

    Russian Academy of Sciences

  • Author: Fedorchenko, Alexander Yu

    RAS - Siberian Branch

  • Author: Lebedintsev, Alexander I.

    Russian Academy of Sciences

  • Author: Slobodin, Sergey B.

    Russian Academy of Sciences

  • Author: Malyarchuk, Boris A.

    Russian Academy of Sciences

  • Author: Martiniano, Rui

    University of Cambridge

  • Author: Meldgaard, Morten

    University of Copenhagen

  • Author: Arppe, Laura

    University of Helsinki

  • Author: Palo, Jukka U.

    University of Helsinki

  • Author: Sundell, Tarja

    University of Helsinki

  • Author: Mannermaa, Kristiina

    University of Helsinki

  • Author: Putkonen, Mikko

    University of Helsinki

  • Author: Alexandersen, Verner

    University of Copenhagen

  • Author: Primeau, Charlotte

    University of Copenhagen

  • Author: Baimukhanov, Nurbol

    Shejire DNA project

  • Author: Malhi, Ripan S.

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Author: Sjögren, Karl-Göran

    University of Gothenburg

  • Author: Kristiansen, Kristian

    University of Gothenburg

  • Author: Wessman, Anna

    University of Helsinki

  • Author: Sajantila, Antti

    University of Helsinki

  • Author: Lahr, Marta Mirazon

    University of Copenhagen

  • Author: Durbin, Richard

    University of Cambridge

  • Author: Nielsen, Rasmus

    University of California at Berkeley

  • Author: Meltzer, David J.

    University of Copenhagen

  • Author: Excoffier, Laurent

    University of Bern

  • Author: Willerslev, Eske

    University of Copenhagen

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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 of ‘Ancient North Siberians’ who are distantly related to early West Eurasian hunter-gatherers; the arrival of East Asian-related peoples, which gave rise to ‘Ancient Palaeo-Siberians’ who are closely related to contemporary communities from far-northeastern Siberia (such as the Koryaks), as well as Native Americans; and a Holocene migration of other East Asian-related peoples, who we name ‘Neo-Siberians’, and from whom many contemporary Siberians are descended. Each of these population expansions largely replaced the earlier inhabitants, and ultimately generated the mosaic genetic make-up of contemporary peoples who inhabit a vast area across northern Eurasia and the Americas.

Original languageEnglish
JournalNature
Volume570
Pages (from-to)182-188
Number of pages21
ISSN0028-0836
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
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