Ancient human genomes suggest three ancestral populations for present-day Europeans
2014 (English)In: Nature, ISSN 0028-0836, E-ISSN 1476-4687, Vol. 513, no 7518, 409-+ p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We sequenced the genomes of a similar to 7,000-year-old farmer from Germany and eight similar to 8,000-year-old hunter-gatherers from Luxembourg and Sweden. We analysed these and other ancient genomes(1-4) with 2,345 contemporary humans to show that most present-day Europeans derive from at least three highly differentiated populations: west European hunter-gatherers, who contributed ancestry to all Europeans but not to Near Easterners; ancient north Eurasians related to Upper Palaeolithic Siberians(3), who contributed to both Europeans and Near Easterners; and early European farmers, who were mainly of Near Eastern origin but also harboured west European hunter-gatherer related ancestry. We model these populations' deep relationships and show that early European farmers had similar to 44% ancestry from a 'basal Eurasian' population that split before the diversification of other non-African lineages.
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2014. Vol. 513, no 7518, 409-+ p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-107972DOI: 10.1038/nature13673ISI: 000341814900058OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-107972DiVA: diva2:754161