Not to be confused with relic.
For the relict moth, see Catocala relicta.
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A relict is a surviving remnant of a natural phenomenon.

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Main article: Relict (biology)

Geology and geomorphology

Main article: Relict (geology)


Human populations

In various places around the world, minority ethnic groups represent lineages of ancient human migrations in places now occupied by more populous ethnic groups, whose ancestors arrived later. For example, the first human groups to inhabit the Caribbean islands were hunter-gatherer tribes from South and Central America. Genetic testing of natives of Cuba show that, in late pre-Columbian times, the island was home to agriculturalists of Taino ethnicity. In addition, a relict population of the original hunter-gatherers remained in western Cuba as the Ciboney people.[2]

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  1. Lear, P.W. 1991, Accretion, reliction, erosion, and avulsion: a survey of riparian and littoral title problems. Journal of Energy, Natural Resources & Environmental Law. vol. 11, pp. 265-285.
  2. Lalueza-Fox, C.; Gilbert, M.T.P.; Martinez-Fuentes, A.J.; Calafell, F.; Bertranpetit, J. (June 2003). "Mitochondrial DNA from pre-Columbian Ciboneys from Cuba and the prehistoric colonization of the Caribbean". American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Wiley-Liss. 121 (2): 97(12). doi:10.1002/ajpa.10236. Retrieved 12 March 2011.
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