Identifying Early Americans Thru Skull and DNA

Discrepancy between Cranial and DNA Data of Early Americans: Implications for American Peopling

This is the longish title for an article from the National Center for Biotechnology Information.  The article discusses the study of craniometric differences in early populations in North America.  Was there a single migration or several?  Paleoindians and Amerind populations may have come from different biological groups but comparison of maternal DNA from groups in Argentina (paleoindians) and Amerindian populations may indicate just one.  Recall the discussion about which population  Kennewick man came from: Was he caucasoid (and therefore not a member of an indian tribe) or had he come from distant stock.  From PlosOne and other sources.


About carlos

I'm a curious person, of reasonable intellect, "on the beach" (retired) and enjoying my interest in anthropology, language, civil rights, and a few other areas. I've been a hippie/student/aerospace tech writer in the '60s, a witness to the Portuguese revolution in the ‘70s, a defense test engineer and witness to the Guatemalan genocide in the '80s, and a network engineer for an ISP in the '90s. Now I’m a student and commentator until my time is up. I've spent time under the spell of the Mesoamerican pyramids and the sweet sound of the Portuguese language. I've lived in Europe, traveled in Brazil, Central America, Iceland, New Zealand, and other places. My preferred mode of travel is with a backpack and I eat (almost) anything local. Somehow, many of the countries I have been to have had civil unrest (for which I was not responsible). I'm open to correspond with anyone who might share my liberal, humanist interests. I live in San Buenaventura, California.
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