About Academic Programs Faculty Resources News and Events

Science Daily: Anthropology News

  • Genome analysis pins down arrival and spread of first Americans

    An international team of researchers compared the genomes of 31 living Native Americans, Siberians and people from Oceania with 23 ancient Native American genomes to establish a timeline for the arrival and spread of Amerindian populations. They concluded that the first Americans arrived after about 23,000 years ago and diverged around 13,000 years ago into two populations. They found no admixture of Polynesian or European genes, but did find some East Asian gene flow.

  • Genetic studies link indigenous peoples in the Amazon and Australasia

    Native Americans living in the Amazon bear an unexpected genetic connection to indigenous people in Australasia, suggesting a previously unknown wave of migration to the Americas thousands of years ago, a new study has found.

Contact Us

Anthropological Sciences
Preston Hall Annex
P.O. Box 6939
Radford, VA 24142