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Type: Journal article
Title: Ancient human genomes suggest three ancestral populations for present-day Europeans
Author: Lazaridis, I.
Patterson, N.
Mittnik, A.
Renaud, G.
Mallick, S.
Kirsanow, K.
Sudmant, P.
Schraiber, J.
Castellano, S.
Lipson, M.
Berger, B.
Economou, C.
Bollongino, R.
Fu, Q.
Bos, K.
Nordenfelt, S.
Li, H.
De Filippo, C.
Prüfer, K.
Sawyer, S.
et al.
Citation: Nature, 2014; 513(7518):409-413
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Issue Date: 2014
ISSN: 0028-0836
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Iosif Lazaridis ... Wolfgang Haak ...Alan Cooper ... et al.
Abstract: We sequenced the genomes of a ∼7,000-year-old farmer from Germany and eight ∼8,000-year-old hunter-gatherers from Luxembourg and Sweden. We analysed these and other ancient genomes with 2,345 contemporary humans to show that most present-day Europeans derive from at least three highly differentiated populations: west European hunter-gatherers, who contributed ancestry to all Europeans but not to Near Easterners; ancient north Eurasians related to Upper Palaeolithic Siberians, who contributed to both Europeans and Near Easterners; and early European farmers, who were mainly of Near Eastern origin but also harboured west European hunter-gatherer related ancestry. We model these populations' deep relationships and show that early European farmers had ∼44% ancestry from a 'basal Eurasian' population that split before the diversification of other non-African lineages.
Keywords: Humans
Description: Published online 17 September 2014
Rights: ©2014 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved
RMID: 0030017718
DOI: 10.1038/nature13673
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