22 December 2011

The Root -- African Ethnicities and their Origin

Source: David Eltis and David Richardson, Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

In October The Root recently published a couple of articles that discuss how advancements in DNA research have made it so that most African Americans can trace their ancestry to one of just 46 ethnic groups. 
Read these two articles to learn more:
  1. African Ethnicities and Their Origins
  2. Pinpointing DNA Ancestry in Africa

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