|Title||Autosomal Resequence Data Reveal Late Stone Age Signals of Population Expansion in Sub-Saharan African Foraging and Farming Populations|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Authors||Cox, MP, Morales, DA, Woerner, AE, Sozanski, J, Wall, JD, Hammer, MF|
|Keywords||africa, demography, expansion, import-2010-07-12, Late Pleistocene, South Africa|
A major unanswered question in the evolution of Homo sapiens is when anatomically modern human populations began to expand: was demographic growth associated with the invention of particular technologies or behavioral innovations by hunter-gatherers in the Late Pleistocene, or with the acquisition of farming in the Neolithic?
Autosomal Resequence Data Reveal Late Stone Age Signals of Population Expansion in Sub-Saharan African Foraging and Farming Populations
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