DNA Linkage: Incorporating North American Ancient DNA Data into DINAA


Genetic data, especially from ancient samples, is frequently incorporated into modern archaeological analyses. Concurrently, sequence data from genetic/genomic research in the U.S. is increasingly available through open source context from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). However, in spite of the accessibility of recently published genetic data, there currently is no comprehensive database exclusively for North American ancient DNA samples, nor is there comprehensive archaeological data associated with NCBI data. Here, we pilot the integration of published North American ancient DNA sequence data from NCBI into the Digital Index of North American Archaeology (DINAA). By building links from ancient DNA sequences in NCBI to site-based information in DINAA, we incorporate data from a variety of archaeological sources. In addition to creating a useful resource for molecular anthropologists to access information on North American ancient DNA samples, the integration of DNA data into the DINAA toolbox provides a more comprehensive view of archaeological site data in an Open Source context, facilitating the sharing, exchange, and publication of archaeological information.

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DNA Linkage: Incorporating North American Ancient DNA Data into DINAA. Frankie West, Stephen Yerka, Joshua Wells, Eric Kansa, Sarah W. Kansa. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 432135)


Spatial Coverage

min long: -91.274; min lat: 24.847 ; max long: -72.642; max lat: 36.386 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 17259