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DNA and Beothuk Ancestry

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By Laurie Milne in the group AU Anthropology Interest Group October 16, 2017 - 3:54pm

Students enrolled in Anth 272 and 277 may be interested in a recent article on DNA evidence for the ancestry of the Beothuk peoples of Newfoundland.   Researchers examining  three groups of prehistoric peoples, the Beothuk, Maritime Archaic and Paleo-Eskimo, found that the Beothuk, contrary to prior opinions,   were neither direct descendants of the Maritime Archaic people nor close relatives who repopulated Newfoundland after its first inhabitants disappeared. 

 

https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/dna-deepens-mystery-of-newfoundlands-lost-beothuk-people/article36560469/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com&

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AU Anthropology Interest Group

AU Anthropology Interest Group

A group for those interested in socio-cultural anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology, and linguistic anthropology