SNIC
SUPR
SNIC SUPR
Geographical origin of historic colonial individuals
Dnr:

SNIC 2018/8-275

Type:

SNAC Small

Principal Investigator:

Federico Sanchez

Affiliation:

Uppsala universitet

Start Date:

2018-09-18

End Date:

2019-06-01

Primary Classification:

10609: Genetics (medical to be 30107 and agricultural to be 40402)

Allocation

Abstract

Recent population genetic analyses have revealed that genetics can mirror geography when the is a sampling scheme that controls fort recent mobility. In this project we will use genetic data from ancient individuals from historical times excavated in conquered colonial territories to investigate the geographical place of origin of soldiers/priests/civilians from from European super powers. In addition, such knowledge will also allow us to further understand the temporal an social dynamics of the admixture process between European superpowers and native indigenous people living in colonial territories during the 15-18th centuries.