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Title: Y-chromosome lineages trace diffusion of people and languages in Southwestern Asia
Authors: Quintana-Murci, Lluis
Krausz, Csilla
Zerjal, Tatiana
Sayar, S. Hamid
Hammer, Michael F.
Mehdi, S. Qasim
Ayub, Qasim
Qamar, Raheel
Mohyuddin, Aisha
Radhakrishna, Uppala
Jobling, Mark A.
Tyler-Smith, Chris
McElreavey, Ken
First Published: 2001
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Citation: American Journal of Human Genetics, 2001, 68, pp. 537-542.
Abstract: The origins and dispersal of farming and pastoral nomadism in southwestern Asia are complex, and there is controversy about whether they were associated with cultural transmission or demic diffusion. In addition, the spread of these technological innovations has been associated with the dispersal of Dravidian and Indo-Iranian languages in southwestern Asia. Here we present genetic evidence for the occurrence of two major population movements, supporting a model of demic diffusion of early farmers from southwestern Iran—and of pastoral nomads from western and central Asia—into India, associated with Dravidian and Indo-European–language dispersals, respectively.
Type: Article
Description: This is the version as published in The American Journal of Human Genetics by University of Chicago Press. Their website is
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Genetics

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