New DNA analysis of the bones from 25 individuals in Xaltocan suggest that the population changed after the Aztec conquest. CREDIT: Lisa Overholtzer, Wichita State University
Well, that sure sounds familiar ...
Good article. Thanks for posting it. :)
I wonder if the author of this piece realizes just how much she revealed her liberal bias when she chose this language. A fundamental tenet of liberalism is the belief that people belong to government. This language strikes me as a strong expression of that belief.
Wouldn't a more neutral term have been "citizens" or "tribe members"?
Anyway... for the content of the article, it's interesting, but it also contains a bit of a "duh" factor. Human conquests throughout history have changed the genetic landscape of the areas that were conquered. Let's go back a few thousand years to when the people of Africa decided to move on to other continents--and found those Neanderthal people with whom they couldn't wait to mix genomes.