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Title: Two ancient human genomes reveal Polynesian ancestry among the indigenous Botocudos of Brazil
Authors: Malaspinas, Anna-Sapfo
Lao, Oscar
Schroeder, Hannes
Rasmussen, Morten
Raghavan, Maanasa
Moltke, Ida
Campos, Paula F.
Sagredo, Francisca Santana
Rasmussen, Simon
Gonçalves, Vanessa F.
Albrechtsen, Anders
Allentoft, Morten E.
Johnson, Philip L.F.
Li, Mingkun
Reis, Silvia
Bernardo, Danilo V.
DeGiorgio, Michael
Duggan, Ana T.
Bastos, Murilo Q. R.
Wang, Yong
Stenderup, Jesper
Moreno-Mayar, J. Victor
Brunak, Søren
Sicheritz-Ponten, Thomas
Hodges, Emily
Hannon, Gregory J.
Orlando, Ludovic
Price, T. Douglas
Jensen, Jeffrey D.
Nielsen, Rasmus
Heinemeier, Jan
Olsen, Jesper
Rodrigues-Carvalho, Claudia
Lahr, Marta Mirazón
Neves, Walter A.
Kayser, Manfred
Higham, Thomas
Stoneking, Mark
Pena, Sergio D.J.
Willerslev, Eske
Affilliation: Natural History Museum of Denmark. Centre for GeoGenetics. Copenhagen K, Denmark
University Medical Center Rotterdam. Department of Forensic Molecular Biology. Rotterdam, CA, EUA
Natural History Museum of Denmark. Centre for GeoGenetics. Copenhagen K, Denmark / Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University
Abstract: Understanding the peopling of the Americas remains an important and challenging question. Here, we present (14)C dates, and morphological, isotopic and genomic sequence data from two human skulls from the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, part of one of the indigenous groups known as 'Botocudos'. We find that their genomic ancestry is Polynesian, with no detectable Native American component. Radiocarbon analysis of the skulls shows that the individuals had died prior to the beginning of the 19th century. Our findings could either represent genomic evidence of Polynesians reaching South America during their Pacific expansion, or European-mediated transport.
Keywords: Brasil
Índios Sul-Americanos
Saúde de Populações Indígenas
Região Sudeste
Botocudos
Genética Humana
Minas Gerais
DeCS: Brasil
Saúde de Populações Indígenas
Índios Sul-Americanos
Genética Humana
DNA Mitocondrial
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: MALASPINAS, Anna-Sapfo; et al. Two ancient human genomes reveal Polynesian ancestry among the indigenous Botocudos of Brazil. Curr Biology, v. 24, n. 21, p. R1035-R1037, 2014.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.09.078
ISSN: 0960-9822
Copyright: open access
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