ISSN 1827-4765

Volume 95 (2017)

Research news from ISItA members

A Cover Story for a Nature cover: genetic signature of human expansions into Eurasia revealed by a panel of worldwide high coverage genomes


We are an African species, and as such it is clear that in order for Homo sapiens to be present in all habitable lands worldwide, some major expan- sion must have occurred at some point during our evolutionary history. e so called “Out of Africa” expansion (OoA), being crucial to the for- mation of all modern non-African human populations, has long been subject of study and debate in the broader eld of Human Evolution...



The Journal of Anthropological Sciences (JASs) is the official publication of the Istituto Italiano di Antropologia (ISItA). It is the continuation of the Atti della Società Romana di Antropologia (from 1893 to 1910) and Rivista di Antropologia (until 2003).

The JASs publishes original articles, notes and reviews concerning of evolutionary anthropology (human paleontology, prehistory, biology and genetics of extinct and extant populations), with particular attention towards interdisciplinary approaches. Each manuscript is subjected to review by specialists.


According to the Oasis initiative of the Istituto Italiano di Antropologia, all JASs articles are published in Open Access, and authors are asked to make their research data available (see the Authors section).

Other Indexing sources: Anthropological literature, Anthropology Index online, Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS Previews, Index Copernicus, PrimateLit and SCOPUS (Elsevier).

2016 ISI Impact Factor 4.000 (ranked 2/82 in Anthropology)

Giovanni Destro-Bisol (Roma, La Sapienza)
Associate Editors
Paolo Anagnostou (Sapienza, Roma) Maria Enrica Danubio (L'Aquila, Italy)
Markus Bastir (MNCN, Madrid, Spain) Andrea Manica (Cambridge, UK)
Francesca Brisighelli (Università Cattolica, Roma) Franz Manni (MNHN, Paris, France)
Valentina Coia (Bolzano, Italy) Noreen Von Cramon Taubadel (Buffalo, New York, USA)
International Referees
Francesc Calafell (Barcelona, Spain) Bonaventura Majolo (Lincoln, UK)
David Comas (Barcelona, Spain) Osbjorn Pearson (Albuquerque, USA)
Giuseppe Donati (Oxford, UK) Fernando V. Ramirez Rozzi (Paris, France)
Peter Ellison (Harvard, USA) Jorge Rocha (Porto, Portugal)
Colin Groves (Canberra, Australia) Callum F. Ross (Chicago, USA)
Henry Harpending (Salt Lake City, USA) Clark Spencer Larsen (Columbus, USA)
John Hawks (Madison, USA)  Cristopher B. Stringer (London, UK)
Ralph L. Holloway (New York, USA) Sarah Williams-Blangero (San Antonio, USA)
Víctor M. Longa (Santiago, Spain) Bernard Wood (Washington, USA)
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