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The Globe and Mail: DNA deepens mystery of Newfoundland’s lost Beothuk people

The Spirit of the Beothuk, a statue created by artist Gerald Squires, at Boyd’s Cove, Nfld., on Sept. 10, 2011. Photo by Kevin van Paassen, The Globe and Mail.

In one of the largest ancient population studies to date, IIDR principal investigator Dr. Hendrik Poinar and post-doctorate fellow Ana Duggan of McMaster University sequence DNA from Beothuk, Maritime Archaic, and Paleo-Eskimo remains to better understand the compelling population dynamics between the lost indigenous peoples of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Read the article in The Globe and Mail here.

Read Poinar’s full publication here.

Visit McMaster’s Ancient DNA Centre website here.