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TitleResolving the ancestry of Austronesian‑speaking populations
Author(s)Soares, Pedro
Trejaut, Jean A.
Rito, Teresa S
Cavadas, Bruno
Hill, Catherine
Eng, Ken Khong
Mormina, Maru
Brandão, Andreia
Fraser, Ross M.
Tse‑Yi Wang
Issue date2016
PublisherSpringer
JournalHuman genetics
Abstract(s)There are two very different interpretations of the prehistory of Island Southeast Asia (ISEA), with genetic evidence invoked in support of both. The "out-of-Taiwan" model proposes a major Late Holocene expansion of Neolithic Austronesian speakers from Taiwan. An alternative, proposing that Late Glacial/postglacial sea-level rises triggered largely autochthonous dispersals, accounts for some otherwise enigmatic genetic patterns, but fails to explain the Austronesian language dispersal. Combining mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), Y-chromosome and genome-wide data, we performed the most comprehensive analysis of the region to date, obtaining highly consistent results across all three systems and allowing us to reconcile the models. We infer a primarily common ancestry for Taiwan/ISEA populations established before the Neolithic, but also detected clear signals of two minor Late Holocene migrations, probably representing Neolithic input from both Mainland Southeast Asia and South China, via Taiwan. This latter may therefore have mediated the Austronesian language dispersal, implying small-scale migration and language shift rather than large-scale expansion.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/40884
DOI10.1007/s00439-015-1620-z
ISSN0340-6717
1432-1203
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
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