Genome-wide data from two early Neolithic East Asian individuals dating to 7700 years ago.

Citation data:

Science advances, ISSN: 2375-2548, Vol: 3, Issue: 2, Page: e1601877

Publication Year:
2017
Usage 12
Clicks 12
Captures 74
Readers 74
Mentions 15
News Mentions 7
References 4
Blog Mentions 4
Social Media 189
Shares, Likes & Comments 113
Tweets 76
Citations 10
Citation Indexes 10
Repository URL:
http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/2/e1601877
PMID:
28164156
DOI:
10.1126/sciadv.1601877
Author(s):
Siska, Veronika; Jones, Eppie Ruth; Jeon, Sungwon; Bhak, Youngjune; Kim, Hak-Min; Cho, Yun Sung; Kim, Hyunho; Lee, Kyusang; Veselovskaya, Elizaveta; Balueva, Tatiana; Gallego-Llorente, Marcos; Hofreiter, Michael; Bradley, Daniel G; Eriksson, Anders; Pinhasi, Ron; Bhak, Jong; Manica, Andrea Show More Hide
Publisher(s):
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Tags:
Multidisciplinary
Most Recent Tweet View All Tweets
Most Recent Blog Mention
Most Recent News Mention
article description
Ancient genomes have revolutionized our understanding of Holocene prehistory and, particularly, the Neolithic transition in western Eurasia. In contrast, East Asia has so far received little attention, despite representing a core region at which the Neolithic transition took place independently ~3 millennia after its onset in the Near East. We report genome-wide data from two hunter-gatherers from Devil's Gate, an early Neolithic cave site (dated to ~7.7 thousand years ago) located in East Asia, on the border between Russia and Korea. Both of these individuals are genetically most similar to geographically close modern populations from the Amur Basin, all speaking Tungusic languages, and, in particular, to the Ulchi. The similarity to nearby modern populations and the low levels of additional genetic material in the Ulchi imply a high level of genetic continuity in this region during the Holocene, a pattern that markedly contrasts with that reported for Europe.