Linkage Projects - Grant ID: LP150100583 [ 2015 - 2018 ]

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Researchers Prof David Lambert; Dr Subashchandran Sankarasubramanian; Prof Eske Willerslev; Dr Kumarasamy Thangaraj; Dr Michael Westaway; Dr Ruiqiang Li

Brief description A number of studies of human migration suggest that after initial colonisation of Australia around 45,000 years ago, these people remained largely isolated until the arrival of Europeans. In contrast recent studies have suggested that a wave of migration from India into Australia occurred approximately 4,230 years ago. However, a major drawback of these recent studies is that sequence data used was from modern indigenous Australians who were potentially admixed with Europeans. To address this issue we will sequence complete genomes from sub-fossil bones of ancient Indian and Indigenous Australian people and directly investigate this possible India-Australia connection.

Funding Amount $570,000

Funding Scheme Linkage Projects

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