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dc.contributor.authorWright, Joanne L
dc.contributor.authorWasef, Sally
dc.contributor.authorHeupink, Tim H
dc.contributor.authorWestaway, Michael C
dc.contributor.authorRasmussen, Simon
dc.contributor.authorPardoe, Colin
dc.contributor.authorFourmile, Gudju Gudju
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Michael
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Trish
dc.contributor.authorSlade, Joan
dc.contributor.authorKennedy, Roy
dc.contributor.authorWinch, Patsy
dc.contributor.authorPappin, Mary
dc.contributor.authorWales, Tapij
dc.contributor.authorBates, William Badger
dc.contributor.authorHamilton, Sharnie
dc.contributor.authorWhyman, Neville
dc.contributor.authorvan Holst Pellekaan, Sheila
dc.contributor.authorMcAllister, Peter J
dc.contributor.authorTaçon, Paul SC
dc.contributor.authorCurnoe, Darren
dc.contributor.authorLi, Ruiqiang
dc.contributor.authorMillar, Craig
dc.contributor.authorSubramanian, Sankar
dc.contributor.authorWillerslev, Eske
dc.contributor.authorMalaspinas, Anna-Sapfo
dc.contributor.authorSikora, Martin
dc.contributor.authorLambert, David M
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-19T00:31:07Z
dc.date.available2019-02-19T00:31:07Z
dc.date.issued2018-12
dc.identifier.issn2375-2548
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/289617
dc.description.abstractAfter European colonization, the ancestral remains of Indigenous people were often collected for scientific research or display in museum collections. For many decades, Indigenous people, including Native Americans and Aboriginal Australians, have fought for their return. However, many of these remains have no recorded provenance, making their repatriation very difficult or impossible. To determine whether DNA-based methods could resolve this important problem, we sequenced 10 nuclear genomes and 27 mitogenomes from ancient pre-European Aboriginal Australians (up to 1540 years before the present) of known provenance and compared them to 100 high-coverage contemporary Aboriginal Australian genomes, also of known provenance. We report substantial ancient population structure showing strong genetic affinities between ancient and contemporary Aboriginal Australian individuals from the same geographic location. Our findings demonstrate the feasibility of successfully identifying the origins of unprovenanced ancestral remains using genomic methods.
dc.format.mediumElectronic-eCollection
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectDNA, Mitochondrial
dc.subjectGenetics, Population
dc.subjectGenomics
dc.subjectPhylogeny
dc.subjectAlleles
dc.subjectGenome, Human
dc.subjectForensic Anthropology
dc.subjectDatabases, Genetic
dc.subjectAustralia
dc.subjectBody Remains
dc.titleAncient nuclear genomes enable repatriation of Indigenous human remains.
dc.typeArticle
prism.issueIdentifier12
prism.publicationDate2018
prism.publicationNameSci Adv
prism.startingPageeaau5064
prism.volume4
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.36866
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-11-20
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1126/sciadv.aau5064
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-12-19
dc.contributor.orcidWright, Joanne L [0000-0002-2829-6400]
dc.contributor.orcidWasef, Sally [0000-0002-7207-7395]
dc.contributor.orcidHeupink, Tim H [0000-0001-6237-3898]
dc.contributor.orcidRasmussen, Simon [0000-0001-6323-9041]
dc.contributor.orcidPardoe, Colin [0000-0002-6288-6375]
dc.contributor.orcidCurnoe, Darren [0000-0001-8622-4141]
dc.contributor.orcidLi, Ruiqiang [0000-0003-4760-1535]
dc.contributor.orcidMillar, Craig [0000-0002-1918-8248]
dc.contributor.orcidSubramanian, Sankar [0000-0002-2375-3254]
dc.contributor.orcidWillerslev, Eske [0000-0002-7081-6748]
dc.contributor.orcidSikora, Martin [0000-0003-2818-8319]
dc.contributor.orcidLambert, David M [0000-0002-5821-3637]
dc.identifier.eissn2375-2548
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review


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