Ancient Fennoscandian genomes reveal origin and spread of Siberian ancestry in Europe

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Lamnidis , T C , Majander , K , Jeong , C , Salmela , E , Wessman , A , Moiseyev , V , Khartanovich , V , Balanovsky , O , Ongyerth , M , Weihmann , A , Sajantila , A , Kelso , J , Pääbo , S , Onkamo , P , Haak , W , Krause , J & Schiffels , S 2018 , ' Ancient Fennoscandian genomes reveal origin and spread of Siberian ancestry in Europe ' , Nature Communications , vol. 9 , 5018 . https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-07483-5

Title: Ancient Fennoscandian genomes reveal origin and spread of Siberian ancestry in Europe
Author: Lamnidis, Thiseas C.; Majander, Kerttu; Jeong, Choongwon; Salmela, Elina; Wessman, Anna; Moiseyev, Vyacheslav; Khartanovich, Valery; Balanovsky, Oleg; Ongyerth, Matthias; Weihmann, Antje; Sajantila, Antti; Kelso, Janet; Pääbo, Svante; Onkamo, Päivi; Haak, Wolfgang; Krause, Johannes; Schiffels, Stephan
Contributor organization: Onkamo Research Group
Biosciences
University of Helsinki
External Funding
Department of Cultures
Archaeology
Department of Forensic Medicine
Forensic Medicine
Medicum
Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme
Bioinformatics
Genetics
Date: 2018-11-27
Language: eng
Number of pages: 12
Belongs to series: Nature Communications
ISSN: 2041-1723
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-07483-5
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/276974
Abstract: European population history has been shaped by migrations of people, and their subsequent admixture. Recently, ancient DNA has brought new insights into European migration events linked to the advent of agriculture, and possibly to the spread of Indo-European languages. However, little is known about the ancient population history of north-eastern Europe, in particular about populations speaking Uralic languages, such as Finns and Saami. Here we analyse ancient genomic data from 11 individuals from Finland and north-western Russia. We show that the genetic makeup of northern Europe was shaped by migrations from Siberia that began at least 3500 years ago. This Siberian ancestry was subsequently admixed into many modern populations in the region, particularly into populations speaking Uralic languages today. Additionally, we show that ancestors of modern Saami inhabited a larger territory during the Iron Age, which adds to the historical and linguistic information about the population history of Finland.
Subject: SEQUENCE
DNA
POPULATIONS
DIVERSITY
ADMIXTURE
ALIGNMENT
HISTORY
FINNS
MAFFT
HAIR
1184 Genetics, developmental biology, physiology
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Rights: cc_by
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