Daily Archives: August 28, 2014

Ancient DNA Sheds New Light on Arctic’s Earliest People

Inuit IndiansThe earliest people in the North American Arctic remained isolated from later arrivals to the region for millennia before vanishing more than 700 years ago, a new genetic analysis shows. The study, published online Thursday, also reveals that today’s Inuit and Native Americans of the Arctic are genetically distinct from the region’s first settlers.