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Science Advances  19 Dec 2018:
Vol. 4, no. 12, eaau5064
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aau5064

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vol. 4 no. 12

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  • Received for publication June 17, 2018
  • Accepted for publication November 20, 2018

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  1. Joanne L. Wright1,
  2. Sally Wasef1,
  3. Tim H. Heupink1,2,
  4. Michael C. Westaway1,
  5. Simon Rasmussen3,
  6. Colin Pardoe4,
  7. Gudju Gudju Fourmile5,
  8. Michael Young6,
  9. Trish Johnson7,
  10. Joan Slade8,
  11. Roy Kennedy9,
  12. Patsy Winch10,
  13. Mary Pappin Sr.11,
  14. Tapij Wales12,*,
  15. William “Badger” Bates13,
  16. Sharnie Hamilton14,
  17. Neville Whyman14,
  18. Sheila van Holst Pellekaan15,16,
  19. Peter J. McAllister17,
  20. Paul S.C. Taçon1,
  21. Darren Curnoe18,
  22. Ruiqiang Li19,
  23. Craig Millar20,,
  24. Sankar Subramanian1,21,,
  25. Eske Willerslev22,23,24,,
  26. Anna-Sapfo Malaspinas25,26,,
  27. Martin Sikora22, and
  28. David M. Lambert1,
  1. 1Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution, Environmental Futures Research Institute, Griffith University, Nathan, QLD, Australia.
  2. 2Global Health Institute, Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Antwerp, Belgium.
  3. 3DTU Bioinformatics, Department of Bio and Health Informatics, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark.
  4. 4Department of Archaeology and Natural History, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia.
  5. 5Gimuy Yidniji Elder, Cairns, QLD, Australia.
  6. 6Barkandji/Paakantyi Elder, Red Cliffs, VIC, Australia.
  7. 7Barkandji/Paakantyi Elder, Pooncarie, NSW, Australia.
  8. 8Ngiyampaa Elder, Ivanhoe, NSW, Australia.
  9. 9Ngiyampaa Elder, Hay, NSW, Australia.
  10. 10Mutthi Mutthi Elder, Balranald, NSW, Australia.
  11. 11Mutthi Mutthi Elder, Broken Hill, NSW, Australia.
  12. 12Thanynakwith Elder, Napranum, QLD, Australia.
  13. 13Barkandji/Paakantyi Elder, Mildura, VIC, Australia.
  14. 14Barapa Barapa Nation, Barham, NSW, Australia.
  15. 15School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
  16. 16School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
  17. 17Springbrook, QLD, Australia.
  18. 18ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage and Paleontology, Geobiology and Earth Archives Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
  19. 19Novogene Bioinformatics Institute, Beijing, China.
  20. 20School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
  21. 21GeneCology Research Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs, QLD, Australia.
  22. 22Centre for GeoGenetics, Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  23. 23Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.
  24. 24Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UK.
  25. 25Department of Computational Biology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
  26. 26SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  1. Corresponding author. Email: martin.sikora{at} (M.S.); d.lambert{at} (D.M.L.)
  • * Deceased.

  • These authors contributed equally to this work.


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