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Relevant population genetics

Posted by rgelston on 05 Oct 2010 at 17:13 GMT

Based on analysis of Y-chromosomes, Xue et al. (2006) also see a pre-LGM population expansion from central Asia into China, as well as a second one centered in southern China 12-18ka.

Might be interesting to do another analysis after adding post-LGM to Holocene dates from China, from for example, Barton et al. 2007.

Barton, L., P. J. Brantingham and D. Ji, 2007. Late Pleistocene climate change and Paleolithic cultural evolution in northern China: Implications from the Last Glacial Maximum. In Late Quaternary Climate Change and Human Adaptation in Arid China, edited by D. B. Madsen, F. H. Chen and X. Gao, pp. 105-128. Developments in Quaternary Sciences. vol. 9, J. J. M. van der Meer, general editor. Elsevier, Amsterdam.

Xue, Y., T. Zerjal, W. Bao, S. Zhu, Q. Shu, J. Xu, R. Du, S. Fu, P. Li, M. E. Hurles, H. Yang and C. Typler-Smith, 2006. Male Demography in East Asia: A North-South Contrast in Human Population Expansion Times. Genetics 2431-2439.

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RE: Relevant population genetics

rgelston replied to rgelston on 05 Oct 2010 at 18:42 GMT

Oh, I see you did use dates from Barton et al. (2007), but only a few of them out of a larger data set!

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