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The Population History of the Caribbean: Perspectives from Ancient and Modern DNA Analysis


Abstract Although the Caribbean has been continuously inhabited for the last 7,000 years, European contact in the last 500 years dramatically reshaped the cultural and genetic makeup of island populations. Several recent studies have explored the genetic diversity of Caribbean Latinos and have characterized Native American variation present within their genomes. However, the difficulty of obtaining ancient DNA from pre-contact populations and the underrepresentation of non-Latino Caribbean islanders in current research have prevented a complete understanding of genetic variation over time and space in the Caribbean basin. This dissertation uses two approaches to characterize the role of migration and admixture in the demographic history of Caribbean... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Nieves Colon, Maria Alejandra (Author) / Stone, Anne C (Advisor) / Pestle, William J (Committee member) / Benn-Torres, Jada (Committee member) / Stojanowski, Christopher (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Physical anthropology / Genetics / Afro-Caribbean / Ancient DNA / Caribbean / DNA extraction / Puerto Rico / SNP genotyping
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 256 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Anthropology 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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