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Subject: [DNA] Article: Genographic Project: Bolivian archaeologists searchfor ancient DNA in mummies
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2010 13:22:15 -0500
"Archaeologists at the Tiwanaku ruins in western Bolivia are searching
for ancient DNA in mummies. The effort is part of a five-year global
project to better understand how human beings migrated from Africa to
every corner of the planet.
The Geno-graphic Project will collect more than 100-thousand DNA
samples from mummies and indigenous people around the world. It was
launched in April 2005, and aims to trace how humans migrated from
Africa to nearly every corner of the globe.
Five years on, the project is coming to an end. And the samples from
these mummies are some of the last to be collected.
Samples have been taken from twelve archaeological sites in Bolivia
over the last six months."
Steven C. Perkins
Online Journal of Genetics and Genealogy
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