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Single, Rapid Coastal Settlement of Asia Revealed by Analysis of Complete Mitochondrial Genomes
by Vincent Macaulay et al
Science Magazine
• Stephen Oppenheimer contributes to 'Science' magazine paper on 'Out of Africa'. Science 2005 308: 1034-1036
This recent paper published in 'Science' by Vincent Macaulay and an international team of researchers including Professor Stephen Oppenheimer of Green College, Oxford, and a member of the Bradshaw Foundation Advisory Board, provides irrefutable evidence of the early timing and southern location of the only migration out of Africa to succeed and give rise to all modern non-African peoples. The paper states that all non-Africans descend from a single group of humans that left Africa by a coastal route across the mouth of the Red Sea to South Asia. This disproves current theories - which argue for several successful exits via different routes and at different times, including a direct northern route to Europe 45,000 years ago.
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Molecular Biology and Evolution
• Hill, C., Soares, P., Mormina, M., Macaulay, V., Meehan, W., Blackburn, J., Clarke, D., Raja, J.M., Ismail, P., Bulbeck, D., Oppenheimer, S and Richards, M. (2006), 'Phylogeography and Ethnogenesis of Aboriginal Southeast Asians' Molecular Biology and Evolution. 23(12):1-12.
American Journal of Human Genetics
• Hill, C., Soares, P., Mormina, M., Macaulay, V., Clarke, D., Blumbach, P.B., Vizuete-Forster, P., Bulbeck, D., Oppenheimer, S., Richards, M.A (2007), 'A mitochondrial stratigraphy for Island Southeast Asia' American Journal of Human Genetics. 80: 29-43.
Molecular Biology and Evolution
• Soares, P., Trejaut, J., Hill, C., Mormina, M., Macaulay, V., Bulbeck, D., Loo, J-H., Lin, M., Oppenheimer, S., Richards, M.A (2008), 'Climate Change and post-glacial human dispersals in Southeast Asia' Molecular Biology and Evolution. 25(6):1209-1218.
American Journal of Human Genetics
• Soares, P., Ermini, L., Mormina, M., Rito, T., Röhl, A., Oppenheimer, S., Macaulay, V., Richards, M.A (2009), 'Correcting for purifying selection: an improved human mitochondrial molecular clock' American Journal of Human Genetics. 84: 1-20.
American Journal of Human Genetics
• Soares, P., Rito, T., Trejaut, J., Mormina, M., Hill, C., Tinkler-Hundal, E., Braid, M., Clarke, D., Loo, J-H., Thomson, N., Denham, T., Donohue, M., Macaulay, V., Lin, M., Oppenheimer, S., Richards, M.A (2011), 'Ancient Voyaging and Polynesian origins' American Journal of Human Genetics. 88: 1-9.
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