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Ancient Otomi Tracked By Their DNA
2013-01-31 19:22:07

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers are using DNA to help uncover what happened to the original Otomi inhabitants of the capital of a pre-Aztec Mexican state. Jaime Mata-Míguez, an anthropology graduate student and lead author of the study, and colleagues used ancient DNA sampling (aDNA) to track the biological whereabouts of the Otomi people following the establishment of the Xaltocan into the Aztec empire. The team believes that some...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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