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Single, Rapid Coastal Settlement of Asia Revealed by Analysis of Complete Mitochondrial Genomes

Overview of attention for article published in Science, May 2005
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Single, Rapid Coastal Settlement of Asia Revealed by Analysis of Complete Mitochondrial Genomes
Published in
Science, May 2005
DOI 10.1126/science.1109792
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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, Martin Richards


A recent dispersal of modern humans out 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 approximately 65,000 years ago was rapid, most likely taking only a few thousand years.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 12 2%
United Kingdom 7 1%
France 2 <1%
Chile 2 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
New Zealand 2 <1%
Argentina 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Kenya 1 <1%
Other 12 2%
Unknown 440 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 104 21%
Researcher 92 19%
Student > Master 49 10%
Student > Bachelor 46 10%
Professor > Associate Professor 33 7%
Other 110 23%
Unknown 50 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 177 37%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 65 13%
Social Sciences 44 9%
Arts and Humanities 33 7%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 30 6%
Other 70 14%
Unknown 65 13%
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