Joanne L. Wright
Griffith University
GenomeAncient DNAPopulationGenealogyBiology
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#1Mark Collard (SFU: Simon Fraser University)H-Index: 33
#2Sally Wasef (Griffith University)H-Index: 3
Last. Michael C. Westaway (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 10
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ABSTRACTIn this paper we outline a worked example of the combined use of genetic data and archaeological evidence. The project focuses on Queensland’s Cape York Peninsula and has two goals. One is ...
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#1Joanne L. Wright (Griffith University)H-Index: 3
#2Sally Wasef (Griffith University)H-Index: 3
Last. David M. Lambert (Griffith University)H-Index: 39
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After European colonization, the ancestral remains of Indigenous people were often collected for scientific research or display in museum collections. For many decades, Indigenous people, including Native Americans and Aboriginal Australians, have fought for their return. However, many of these remains have no recorded provenance, making their repatriation very difficult or impossible. To determine whether DNA-based methods could resolve this important problem, we sequenced 10 nuclear genomes an...
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#2Michael C. WestawayH-Index: 10
Last. Eske WillerslevH-Index: 94
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#1Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)H-Index: 23
#2Michael C. Westaway (Griffith University)H-Index: 10
Last. Eske Willerslev (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)H-Index: 94
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The population history of Aboriginal Australians remains largely uncharacterized. Here we generate high-coverage genomes for 83 Aboriginal Australians (speakers of Pama–Nyungan languages) and 25 Papuans from the New Guinea Highlands. We find that Papuan and Aboriginal Australian ancestors diversified 25–40 thousand years ago (kya), suggesting pre-Holocene population structure in the ancient continent of Sahul (Australia, New Guinea and Tasmania). However, all of the studied Aboriginal Australian...
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#1Tim H. Heupink (Griffith University)H-Index: 9
#2Sankar Subramanian (Griffith University)H-Index: 20
Last. David M. Lambert (Griffith University)H-Index: 39
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The publication in 2001 by Adcock et al. [Adcock GJ, et al. (2001) Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 98(2):537–542] in PNAS reported the recovery of short mtDNA sequences from ancient Australians, including the 42,000-y-old Mungo Man [Willandra Lakes Hominid (WLH3)]. This landmark study in human ancient DNA suggested that an early modern human mitochondrial lineage emerged in Asia and that the theory of modern human origins could no longer be considered solely through the lens of the “Out of Africa” model....
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