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  Ancient DNA from the skeletons of Roopkund Lake reveals Mediterranean migrants in India

Harney, É., Nayak, A., Patterson, N., Joglekar, P., Mushrif-Tripathy, V., Mallick, S., et al. (2019). Ancient DNA from the skeletons of Roopkund Lake reveals Mediterranean migrants in India. Nature Communications, 10(1): 3670. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-11357-9.

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Harney, Éadaoin, Author
Nayak, Ayushi1, Author              
Patterson, Nick, Author
Joglekar, Pramod, Author
Mushrif-Tripathy, Veena, Author
Mallick, Swapan, Author
Rohland, Nadin, Author
Sedig, Jakob, Author
Adamski, Nicole, Author
Bernardos, Rebecca, Author
Broomandkhoshbacht, Nasreen, Author
Culleton, Brendan J., Author
Ferry, Matthew, Author
Harper, Thomas K., Author
Michel, Megan, Author
Oppenheimer, Jonas, Author
Stewardson, Kristin, Author
Zhang, Zhao, Author
Harashawaradhana, Dharwad, Author
Bartwal, Maanwendra Singh, Author
Kumar, Sachin, AuthorDiyundi, Subhash Chandra, AuthorRoberts, Patrick1, Author              Boivin, Nicole1, Author              Kennett, Douglas J., AuthorThangaraj, Kumarasamy, AuthorReich, David, AuthorRai, Niraj, Author more..
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1Archaeology, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Max Planck Society, ou_2074312              

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 Abstract: Situated at over 5,000 meters above sea level in the Himalayan Mountains, Roopkund Lake is home to the scattered skeletal remains of several hundred individuals of unknown origin. We report genome-wide ancient DNA for 38 skeletons from Roopkund Lake, and find that they cluster into three distinct groups. A group of 23 individuals have ancestry that falls within the range of variation of present-day South Asians. A further 14 have ancestry typical of the eastern Mediterranean. We also identify one individual with Southeast Asian-related ancestry. Radiocarbon dating indicates that these remains were not deposited simultaneously. Instead, all of the individuals with South Asian-related ancestry date to ~800 CE (but with evidence of being deposited in more than one event), while all other individuals date to ~1800 CE. These differences are also reflected in stable isotope measurements, which reveal a distinct dietary profile for the two main groups.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2019-08-20
 Publication Status: Published online
 Pages: 10
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 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-11357-9
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Title: Nature Communications
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Pages: - Volume / Issue: 10 (1) Sequence Number: 3670 Start / End Page: - Identifier: ISSN: 2041-1723
CoNE: https://pure.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/2041-1723