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DNA in history and anthropology


DNA has been used in the historical/anthropological scene to identify genetic evolution in living species over time. Since each molecule of DNA carries a specific set of genetic information, and since genes mutate over time within a species, DNA analysis can be used to identify the process of natural selection in a species' evolution. This practice is known as 'Phylogenetics'. Likewise, DNA has been used in the familial setting, where DNA matches are used to identify lost family members and resolve historical murders. This type of practice is referred to as 'Genetic Genealogy'.


Typically known as the study of genetic traits in order to identify similarities across species for the purpose of tracking down evolutionary history. DNA samples are taken all across the board, and assimilated into molecular sequence data and/or morphological data matrices. Relative genetic comparison are analyzed, and theories are developed about the degree of relation between evolving species.

Genetic Migration

Genetic Genealogy

Basically the same thing as genealogy itself, but with the added component of genetic verification at hand. This field used DNA testing to identify historical family members thought, but not entirely known to be related. This type of testing is also used in paternity verification, where the question of biological father can now be answered using DNA referencing.

Genetic Tree


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