The Genetic Legacy of State Centralization in the Kuba Kingdom of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
R&R, PNAS. with L. van Dorp, S. Lowes, N. Ansari-Pour, S. López, J. Mendoza-Revilla, J.A. Robinson, J. Henrich, M.G. Thomas, N. Nunn, and G. Hellenthal.
Few phenomena have had as profound or long-lasting consequences in human history as the emergence of large-scale centralized states in the place of smaller-scale and more-local societies. This study examines a fundamental, and yet, unexplored consequence of state formation: its genetic legacy. We study the genetic impact of state centralization during the formation of the eminent pre-colonial Kuba Kingdom…Read More