DNA Testing May Prove Link Between Pre-Incan and early Chinese Cultures

Monday January 05, 2015

Chinese archaeologists hope to conduct DNA testing to prove a link between the Shang culture and pre-Incan cultures in Peru. Similarities between artistic depictions by the geographically distant cultures and a Chinese legend about a traveling prince are the prompts for further investigation.

Tang Jigen is a Chinese archeologist who specializes in the history of the Shang Dynasty, c. 1600 BC – 1046 BC, and one of the scholars calling for DNA testing to confirm a theory that is not new to Chinese archeologists. (more…)

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