Are haplogroups correlated to different world regions? To ancient origins and migrations? Are they continent specific? Is your mitochondrial haplogroup a good indication by itself of your ethnicity? These are all large questions that must be asked in genetic genealogy.
Apes and elephants were imported into the West from India. Hunting dogs from Britain were a staple of world trade, and “Viking dogs” reached pre-Columbian Peru.
The STR method enjoys important advantages in validity over both mitochondrial analysis and autosomal SNP chip tests.
Here is our holiday treat for Elvis fans, the top fifty population matches for his profile, as would be reported in our Basic American Indian DNA Test or Cherokee DNA Test or Native American Indian DNA Fingerprint Plus.
Before American Antiquity’s Sequoyah is fully canonized as the Disney version of himself, a few objections . . . .
History has not been kind to Phoenicians. But ancient DNA now has a different story to tell. Can we please replace “Carthage must be destroyed” with “Carthage must be recovered?”
Is there a significant cult of the female among the Cherokee? The 18th-century Indian trader Adair said they had “petticoat government.”
The latest episode in the journey of what may be North America’s most valuable prehistoric records is playing out in Israel.
When archeologists recover a prehistoric burial they speak of “grave goods” accompanying it—stone axes, gold objects or pottery.
Something was wrong in Phase III of the Cherokee DNA Project. Call it the Cher syndrome. A majority of the Cherokee-descended test subjects were receiving high Armenian matches—yes Armenian, not American. Conversely, a few customers who had no way to have any Native American or New World ancestry would get Cherokee as their top match.