Mitochondrial DNA and the Carib People of Belize

UCTP Taino News Editor's Note: This article summarizes an analysis of the Mitochondrial DNA of 28 Carib People of Belize . The study focuses mainly on the high instance of West African origins found but gives an historical overview as well. The article supports the historic accounts of the “Amerindian” and African add-mixture as well as pointing to a close relationship between the “Caribs” and Yurubas.

Mitochondrial DNA Polymorphisms in Carib People of Belize , by M. V. Monsalve; E. HagelbergProceedings: Biological Sciences © 1997 The Royal Society

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