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History of early settlement and survival in Andean highlands revealed by ancient genomes

November 9, 2018 - General

A multi-center study of the genetic remains of people who settled thousands of years ago in the Andes Mountains of South America reveals a complex picture of human adaptation from early settlement, to a split about 9,000 years ago between high and lowland populations, to the devastating exposure to European disease in the 16th-century colonial period.

One the burial context sampled at Jiskairumoko. The image shows one of the…

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Source: archeo

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