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DNA Analysis As A Tool for Understanding Population Movement

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The proposed research examines the role of local and regional migration and genetic admixture in the population history of pre-contact Puerto Rico.

The proposed research examines the role of local and regional migration and genetic admixture in the population history of pre-contact Puerto Rico.  The results of this work will characterize the genetic diversity of pre-contact Puerto Rican groups and test hypotheses about their relationships and interaction with other Native American and Caribbean populations.

This project was the winner of the Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Award.

Funding Source:
  • National Science Foundation
Maria Nieves Colon, Arizona State University School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Anne StoneArizona State University School of Human Evolution and Social Change