Correction to: Nature, published online 09 May 2018.

In Fig. 2 of this Letter, the ‘E’ and ‘G’ clade labels were inadvertently reversed, and in Table 2 the genotype of DA27 was ‘D1’ instead of ‘D5’. These have been corrected online.

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  1. These authors contributed equally: Barbara Mühlemann, Terry C. Jones, Peter de Barros Damgaard, Morten E. Allentoft.


  1. Center for Pathogen Evolution, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

    • Barbara Muhlemann
    • , Terry C. Jones
    •  & Derek J. Smith
  2. Institute of Virology, Charité, Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

    • Terry C. Jones
    •  & Christian Drosten
  3. Centre for GeoGenetics, Natural History Museum, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

    • Peter de Barros Damgaard
    • , Morten E. Allentoft
    • , Anders J. Hansen
    • , Ludovic Orlando
    • , Martin Sikora
    • , Lasse Vinner
    •  & Eske Willerslev
  4. Archaeological Laboratory, Faculty of History and Law, A. A. Baitursynov Kostanay State University, Kostanay, Kazakhstan

    • Irina Shevnina
    •  & Andrey Logvin
  5. Saryarka Archaeological Institute, Karaganda State University, Karaganda, Kazakhstan

    • Emma Usmanova
  6. Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

    • Irina P. Panyushkina
  7. Department of Biology, School of Arts and Sciences, National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

    • Bazartseren Boldgiv
  8. Laboratory of Virology, Institute of Veterinary Medicine, Mongolian University of Life Sciences, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

    • Tsevel Bazartseren
  9. National Academy of Sciences, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

    • Kadicha Tashbaeva
  10. Pavlodar State University, Pavlodar, Kazakhstan

    • Victor Merz
  11. Centre for Baltic and Scandinavian Archaeology, Schleswig, Germany

    • Nina Lau
  12. Institute for History of Medicine and Foreign Languages of the First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

    • Vaclav Smrčka
  13. Margulan Institute of Archaeology, Almaty, Kazakhstan

    • Dmitry Voyakin
  14. N. N. Miklouho-Maklay Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

    • Egor Kitov
  15. South Ural Department, Institute of History and Archaeology UBRAS, South Ural State University, Chelyabinsk, Russia

    • Andrey Epimakhov
  16. Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

    • Dalia Pokutta
  17. Matrica Museum, Százhalombatta, Hungary

    • Magdolna Vicze
  18. Department of Historical Studies, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

    • T. Douglas Price
    • , Karl-Goran Sjogren
    •  & Kristian Kristiansen
  19. Department of Physical Anthropology, Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, Saint-, Petersburg, Russia

    • Vyacheslav Moiseyev
  20. Laboratoire d’Anthropobiologie Moléculaire et d’Imagerie de Synthèse, CNRS UMR 5288, Université de Toulouse, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France

    • Ludovic Orlando
  21. Department of Bio and Health Informatics, Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark

    • Simon Rasmussen
  22. Research Center for Emerging Infections and Zoonoses, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Hannover, Germany

    • Albert D. M. E. Osterhaus
  23. Institute of Medical Virology, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany

    • Dieter Glebe
  24. National Reference Centre for Hepatitis B and D Viruses, German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), Giessen, Germany

    • Dieter Glebe
  25. Department of Viroscience, Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

    • Ron A. M. Fouchier
  26. German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), Braunschweig, Germany

    • Christian Drosten
  27. Cambridge GeoGenetics Group, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

    • Eske Willerslev
  28. Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, UK

    • Eske Willerslev


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