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Monday 14 May 2007

Data demonstrate the existence of a shared maternal genetic structure between Central American Chibchan, Mayan populations and northern South American Chibchan-speakers.

It has been suggested an expansion of Chibchan-speakers into South America associated with a shift in subsistence strategies because of changing ecological conditions that occurred in the region between 10,000-14,000 years before present.

See also

- Chibchan populations (Kogi, Arsario, and Ijka)
- Arawak population (Wayuu)


- Melton PE, Briceno I, Gomez A, Devor EJ, Bernal JE, Crawford MH. Biological relationship between Central and South American Chibchan speaking populations: evidence from mtDNA. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2007 May;133(1):753-70. PMID: 17340631