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Origins and genetic legacies of the Caribbean Taino

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The Caribbean was one of the last parts of the Americas to be settled by humans, but how and when the islands were first occupied remains a matter of debate. Ancient DNA can help answering these questions, but the work has been hampered by poor DNA preservation. We report the genome sequence of a 1,000-year-old Lucayan Taino individual recovered from the site of Preacher's Cave in the Bahamas. We sequenced her genome to 12.4-fold coverage and show that she is genetically most closely related ...

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10.1073/pnas.1716839115

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Publisher:
National Academy of Sciences Publisher's website
Journal:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Journal website
Volume:
115
Issue:
10
Pages:
2341-2346
Publication date:
2018-02-20
Acceptance date:
2017-12-11
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EISSN:
1091-6490
ISSN:
0027-8424
Pmid:
29463742
Source identifiers:
826040
Language:
English
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2018-06-26

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