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Going East: New Genetic and Archaeological Perspectives on the Modern Human Colonization of Eurasia

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Science  11 Aug 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5788, pp. 796-800
DOI: 10.1126/science.1128402

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Abstract

The pattern of dispersal of biologically and behaviorally modern human populations from their African origins to the rest of the occupied world between ∼60,000 and 40,000 years ago is at present a topic of lively debate, centering principally on the issue of single versus multiple dispersals. Here I argue that the archaeological and genetic evidence points to a single successful dispersal event, which took genetically and culturally modern populations fairly rapidly across southern and southeastern Asia into Australasia, and with only a secondary and later dispersal into Europe.

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