Avery's Rest: The 17th Century Chesapeake Ancestry Project

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For years, anthropologists and archeologists at the Smithsonian Institution have worked to uncover the maternal relations and habitual vices secreted within the bones found at Avery’s Rest. Today we speak with researcher Raquel Fleskes about the bioarchaeological perspectives revealed by their intensive DNA analysis.

Read her full paper: Ancient DNA and bioarchaeological perspectives on European and African diversity and relationships on the colonial Delaware frontier

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