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SEMINAR: Archaeology Seminar Series 2017

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Today's date is Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Recent reports of archaeological evidence from Arnhem Land show that Aboriginal people occupied Australia by 65,000 years ago consistent with the first comprehensive fullgenome study of Aboriginal people, published in 2016. High-coverage genomes for 83 Aboriginal Australians and 25 Papuans from the New Guinea Highlands show that Aboriginal Australians and Papuans diverged from Eurasians between 51 and 72,000 years ago. Ancestors of Papuan and Aboriginal Australian people split after about 40,000 years ago, and ancestors of the 83 Australians formed distinct groups sometime between 10,000 and 32,000 years ago. There is evidence for a population expansion in northeast Australia in the past 10,000 years. Further genetic investigations provide additional insights into Aboriginal origins and population movements within Australia. Taken together, the recent genetic and archaeological studies reveal a number of gaps in knowledge and opportunities for Recent reports of archaeological evidence from Arnhem Land show that Aboriginal people occupied Australia by 65,000 years ago consistent with the first comprehensive fullgenome study of Aboriginal people, published in 2016. High-coverage genomes for 83 Aboriginal Australians and 25 Papuans from the New Guinea Highlands show that Aboriginal Australians and Papuans diverged from Eurasians between 51 and 72,000 years ago. Ancestors of Papuan and Aboriginal Australian people split after about 40,000 years ago, and ancestors of the 83 Australians formed distinct groups sometime between 10,000 and 32,000 years ago. There is evidence for a population expansion in northeast Australia in the past 10,000 years. Further genetic investigations provide additional insights into Aboriginal origins and population movements within Australia. Taken together, the recent genetic and archaeological studies reveal a number of gaps in knowledge and opportunities forRecent reports of archaeological evidence from Arnhem Land show that Aboriginal people occupied Australia by 65,000 years ago consistent with the first comprehensive fullgenome study of Aboriginal people, published in 2016. High-coverage genomes for 83 Aboriginal Australians and 25 Papuans from the New Guinea Highlands show that Aboriginal Australians and Papuans diverged from Eurasians between 51 and 72,000 years ago. Ancestors of Papuan and Aboriginal Australian people split after about 40,000 years ago, and ancestors of the 83 Australians formed distinct groups sometime between 10,000 and 32,000 years ago. There is evidence for a population expansion in northeast Australia in the past 10,000 years. Further genetic investigations provide additional insights into Aboriginal origins and population movements within Australia. Taken together, the recent genetic and archaeological studies reveal a number of gaps in knowledge and opportunities for future research.
Speaker(s) Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas, Department of Computational Biology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Location UWA Arts Lecture Room 5 (G61)
Contact Sven Ouzman <sven.ouzman@uwa.edu.au>
Start Fri, 25 Aug 2017 12:00
End Fri, 25 Aug 2017 13:00
Submitted by Karen Eichorn <karen.eichorn@uwa.edu.au>
Last Updated Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:17
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