[Blueboard] The Peopling of the Philippines: Evidence from our DNA

Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints [LS] philstudies.soss at ateneo.edu
Fri Nov 20 17:46:45 PHT 2015

To launch vol. 63, issue no. 4, of

*Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints*

We invite you to a talk by

Frederick C. Delfin

DNA Analysis Laboratory, Natural Sciences Research Institute, University of
the Philippines Diliman, and

International Max Planck Research School, Leipzig School for Human Origins,
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology


*The Peopling of the Philippines:** Evidence from our DNA*

*25 November 2015 4.30 pm*

San Alberto Hurtado Hall (formerly SDC Conference Room)

Social Development Complex, Ateneo de Manila University

Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights, Quezon City

The “migration waves” theory of the peopling of the Philippines has
remained very popular even if it has received sustained criticism since the
1970s for distorting the “racial origins” of Filipinos. But where is the
scientific evidence?

Since the late 1990s, some geneticists have been collecting DNA samples
from ethnolinguistic groups and regional center populations throughout the
country. A number of studies have been published in journals of genetics,
but the information and analyses have not filtered beyond the specialists.

This talk, which is based on the lead contribution in the December 2015
issue of *Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints*,
synthesizes the findings of studies on Philippine genetics and presents
them in a manner accessible to nonspecialists.

Come and learn about the peopling of the Philippines!

*Copies of the journal will be on sale at a special price.*
RSVP Tel. 426.6001 extn 4619 | philstudies.soss at ateneo.edu
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