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Paleogenomic perspectives of archaeological human samples from Durango, Mexico.

Author(s): Rafael Montiel ; Sara Garcia ; Miguel Vallebueno ; Brenda Álvarez-Sandoval ; Jose Luis Punzo Díaz

Year: 2015

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Despite the great number of methodological obstacles, the molecular biology applied to the field of Archaeology has proven to be an important complementary tool to interpret the population dynamics of ancient populations. The mitochondrial DNA, as it is inherited in a matrilineal way, has information about the relationships of the human groups under a population context. In collaboration with LANGEBIO, several archaeological human samples from Durango Mexico have been subjected to ancient DNA analysis, identifying the mitochondrial haplogroup of eight individuals from the valley and mountains regions. The new challenge of this data is to infer the genetic relationship between different groups of samples, related whit the archaeological hypothesis about them, and the analysis of more samples in order to gain statistical power for population analyses. The main focus of this talk, is to present our current results and the perspectives regarding ancient DNA analyses in Durango, and discus the future population analysis.

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Paleogenomic perspectives of archaeological human samples from Durango, Mexico.. Miguel Vallebueno, Jose Luis Punzo Díaz, Brenda Álvarez-Sandoval, Sara Garcia, Rafael Montiel. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396670)


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min long: -107.271; min lat: 12.383 ; max long: -86.353; max lat: 23.08 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America