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9 The human colonization of the Americas: population genetics

Prehistory

Part I: The Peopling of the World during the Pleistocene

  1. Simon G. Southerton

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm809

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

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Southerton, S. G. 2013. 9 The human colonization of the Americas: population genetics. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

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  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

This chapter documents the genetic evidence for the colonization of the Americas, a topic already introduced archaeologically in chapter 8. On this occasion, the two chronologies (archaeological and genetic) appear to be in relatively good agreement.

Keywords:

  • Pleistocene;
  • genetics;
  • Paleoindian