Autor(es): Francisco Rothhammer, Mauricio Moraga y Calogero M. Santoro.
Resumen: Sophisticated molecular genetics techniques allow the typification and posterior comparison of antique haplogroups and mitochondrial DNA sequences from prehis- toric groups with contemporary populations. This adds a chronological dimension to these studies and contributes to have a better knowledge of the genetic composition of the Chilean population. This articles gives scientific support, using molecular me- thodology, to the alleged biological links that joined the descendants of proto historic Chango fishermen from Paposo cove, a place located 15 kilometers north of Taltal, with prehistoric fishermen from Chinchorro culture, that developed in Northern Chile and Southern Peru between 7900 and 4000 A.C.
Referencia: Rothhammer, F., Moraga, M., & Santoro, C. (2010). Origen de los Changos. Análisis de ADNmt antiguo sugiere descendencia de pescadores de la cultura Chinchorro (7.900-4.000 A.P.). Revista Médica de Chile, 138, 251–256.