Ancient Genomics from Non Ban Jak, Thailand

Hugh McColl1, Charles Higham2, Hallie Buckley3, Sian Halcrow3, Eske Willerslev1

1Globe Institute, Copenhagen University, Denmark

2Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Otago, New Zealand

3Department of Anatomy, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Otago, New Zealand

The genetic relationship between individuals at the Iron Age site of Non Ban Jak, Thailand have long been referred to as a black box. The distinctive below-house burials are suggestive of familial relations, however inferring kinship has not yet been possible. With ancient DNA from individuals across the four mortuary phases, we provide insight into the genetic relatedness of individuals across space and time at Non Ban Jak.