Tag: Ancestry

Of Maps, Ancestors, and Genes

Chelsea Horton , March 1st, 2021


How the conceptual heritage of the new and old world pervades today’s racial economy of genetics.   On a former occasion I wrote to you at some length…


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The Next Piece of Our Big Genetic Puzzle

Chelsea Horton , March 1st, 2021


Around 50,000 years ago, Neanderthals contributed their DNA to modern humans. But the genes also flowed the other way, hundreds of thousands of years before.  In 1856, in…


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Revisiting Geno-colonization: Senator Warren and “Native DNA”

Anthropology365 , October 15th, 2018


I woke up this morning to the news that Senator Elizabeth Warren has released a DNA test “providing strong evidence” that she has a Native American ancestor 6-10…


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