Ancient Human Genomes Reveal Peopling of the Americas

Genomic analysis of ancient remains help to shed light on the identity and behavior of past peoples leading to deeper insights into the population and cultural history of the Americas. These studies show that the indigenous peopling and population history of the Americas which began in the late Pleistocene and continued into the Holocene era, was far more complex than was previously thought. Returning the ancient remains to indigenous tribal populations identified to be their ancestors through DNA sequencing analyses, has built trust and respect between scientists and tribal communities.