Radiocarbon dating and DNA show ancient Puebloan leadership in the maternal line

Posted by on February 21, 2017 5:07 pm
Categories: Science

Discovering who was a leader, or even if leaders existed, from the ruins of archaeological sites is difficult, but now a team of archaeologists and biological anthropologists, using a powerful combination of radiocarbon dating and ancient DNA, have shown that a matrilineal dynasty likely ruled Pueblo Bonito in New Mexico for more than 300 years.

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