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African skeletons from early colonial Mexico tell the story of first-generation slaves

May 1, 2020 - General

Five centuries after Charles I of Spain authorized the transport of the first African slaves to the Viceroyalty of New Spain, the ancestry of the hundreds of thousands of abducted and enslaved people forms an integral part of the genetic and cultural heritage of the Americas. The origins and experiences of those enslaved individuals, however, remains largely unknown.
The skull of one of the individuals studied, in which the dental…

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