Population history of Peru

Population history of Peru:

We are investigating genetic diversity in prehistoric and present-day human populations of the South-central Andes. This project is a collaboration with Dr. Beatriz Lizarraga of San Marcos University in Lima, Peru and Veronica Rubin de Celis Massa of Ricardo Palma University in Lima, Peru. The general aim of this research is to survey mitochondrial DNA, Y chromosome and short tandem repeat loci in populations in Peru and investigate the patterning of genetic diversity in comparison with geographic and linguistic patterns. (BCS #0401434)