A genomic study led by Professor Ripan S Malhi challenges the notion that the Ohlone emigrated to the San Fransisco Bay Area between A.D. 500-1,000. The research links the DNA of eight present-day members of resent-day members of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe with that of ancestors who lived in the area several hundred to 2,000 years ago. Stanford University biology professor Noah Rosenberg co-led the research which was co-authored by co-author Monica V. Arellano, the vice chairwoman of the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco Bay Area, and Brian Byrd, the project’s lead archaeologist with the Far Western Anthropological Research Group in Davis, California.

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