Thursday, October 14, 2021

‘Ghost population’ hints at long-lost migration to the Americas | Nature

Skoglund’s discovery — which is published online on 21 July in Nature2 — was that members of two Amazonian groups, the Suruí and the Karitiana, are more closely related to Papua New Guineans and Aboriginal Australians than other Native Americans are to these Australasian groups. The team confirmed the finding with several statistical methods used to untangle genetic ancestry, as well as additional genomes from Amazonians and Papuans. “We spent a lot of time being sceptical and incredulous about the finding and trying to make it go away, but it just got stronger,” says Reich.


Those darn humans. Always migrating somewhere.

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Does this mean that the Canadian "First Nations" are only Second Nations? I think we should be told.

Posted by: dearieme | Oct 14, 2021 12:18:21 PM

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