Pinpointing DNA Ancestry in Africa

Two noted historians of the European transatlantic slave trade, Linda Heywood and John Thornton, discuss how DNA testing can connect people of African descent in the Americas to the approximately 46 ethnic groups in West Africa that provided the bulk of enslaved Africans. It is those groups, which represent just a small proportion of ethnic groups on the African continent, to which the vast majority of the Afro-descendants in the Americas can trace their ancestry and find their living relations.

In the Root: Tracing DNA Not Just to Africa but to 1 Tribe

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