Title

Ancient Ethiopia genome reveals extensive Eurasian admixture in Eastern Africa.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

John Arthur

Kathryn Weedman Arthur

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Date Issued

2015-01-01

Date Available

2016-07-05

ISSN

0036-8075

Abstract

Characterizing genetic diversity in Africa is a crucial step for most analyses reconstructing the evolutionary history of anatomically modern humans. However, historic migrations from Eurasia into Africa have affected many contemporary populations, confounding inferences. Here, we present a 12.5× coverage ancient genome of an Ethiopian male (“Mota”) who lived approximately 4500 years ago. We use this genome to demonstrate that the Eurasian backflow into Africa came from a population closely related to Early Neolithic farmers, who had colonized Europe 4000 years earlier.

Comments

Abstract only. Full-text article is available through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Science 350(6262), 820-822. DOI: 10.1126/science.aad2879.

Language

en_US

Publisher

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.