Ancient DNA Rewrites Early Japanese History

Ancient DNA Rewrites Early Japanese History
AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin

Twelve newly sequenced ancient Japanese genomes show that modern day populations do indeed show the genetic signatures of early indigenous Jomon hunter-gatherer-fishers and immigrant Yayoi farmers – but also add a third genetic component that is linked to the Kofun peoples, whose culture spread in Japan between the 3rd and 7th centuries.

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