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Y-chromosomal evidence of a pastoralist migration through Tanzania to southern Africa

Henn, B. M. ; Gignoux, C. ; Lin, A. A. ; Oefner, Peter J. ; Shen, P. ; Scozzari, R. ; Cruciani, F. ; Tishkoff, S. A. ; Mountain, J. L. ; Underhill, P. A.



Abstract

Although geneticists have extensively debated the mode by which agriculture diffused from the Near East to Europe, they have not directly examined similar agropastoral diffusions in Africa. It is unclear, for example, whether early instances of sheep, cows, pottery, and other traits of the pastoralist package were transmitted to southern Africa by demic or cultural diffusion. Here, we report a ...

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