Ancient DNA reveals kinship burial patterns of a pre-Columbian Andean community

@inproceedings{Baca2011AncientDR,
  title={Ancient DNA reveals kinship burial patterns of a pre-Columbian Andean community},
  author={Mateusz Baca and Karolina Doan and Maciej Sobczyk and Anna Stankovic and Piotr Węgleński},
  booktitle={BMC Genetics},
  year={2011}
}
A detailed genetic study of the pre-Columbian population inhabiting the Tompullo 2 archaeological site (department Arequipa, Peru) was undertaken to resolve the kin relationships between individuals buried in six different chullpas. Kin relationships were an important factor shaping the social organization in the pre-Columbian Andean communities, centering on the ayllu, a group of relatives that shared a common land and responsibilities. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether this Andean… CONTINUE READING
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