Pre-Columbian Peruvian tuberculosis from Africa via pinnipeds?

a, Bayesian maximum clade credibility tree of 261 MTBC genomes (excluding Hungarian mummy), with estimated divergence dates shown in years before present using a model of population expansion. b, Maximum parsimony tree for lineage 6 and animal-adapted MTBC genomes with SNPs that define all branches. Bootstrap values in grey italics. Deletions specific to the animal lineages are shown as triangles.

Pre-Columbian mycobacterial genomes reveal seals as a source of New World human tuberculosis

Kirsten I.  … ⇒

Genome-wide data from Northwest North America

Patterns of Admixture and Population Structure in Native Populations of Northwest North America

Paul Verdu, Trevor J. Pemberton, Romain Laurent, Brian M. Kemp, Angelica Gonzalez-Oliver, Clara Gorodezky, Cris E. Hughes, Milena R. Shattuck, Barbara Petzelt, Joycelynn Mitchell, Harold Harry, Theresa William, Rosita Worl, Jerome S. Cybulski, Noah A. Rosenberg, Ripan S. Malhi

PLoS Genetics (August 14, 2014); DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.100453

The initial contact of European populations with indigenous populations of the Americas produced diverse admixture processes across North,  … ⇒

Claim: Modern human teeth in southern China 70-125 ka BP

Fig. 4. Two human teeth from Lunadong: upper (LN0031); lower (LN0030). Views from left to right: occlusal view; mesial view; distal view; buccal view; lingual view.

Modern human teeth from Late Pleistocene Luna Cave (Guangxi, China)

Christopher J. Bae, Wei Wang, Jianxin Zhao, Shengming Huang, Feng Tian, Guanjun Sheng

Quaternary International xxx (2014) 1–15; DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2014.06.051

We present two previously unreported hominin permanent teeth [one right upper second molar (M2),  … ⇒