July 04, 2017
Deepest Neandertal mtDNA split
The authors interpret the new result from HST as placing a lower boundary on an introgression from Africans to Neandertals at more than 29...
June 08, 2017
Out of North Africa
I had previously called Irhoud 1 "The Father of Mankind" and proposed a "two deserts" theory of human evolution whereby ...
April 21, 2017
Younger Dryas comet impact encoded in Göbekli Tepe?
Fascinating if true. Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry , Vol. 17, No 1, (2017), pp. 233-250 DECODING GÖBEKLI TEPE WITH ARCHAEO...
April 16, 2017
March 25, 2017
Long Live the 25th March, 1821
March 03, 2017
Incipient Mongoloids (or elusive Denisovans) 105-125kya in China?
The authors claim that these archaic humans from China show parallels to both modern eastern Eurasians (Mongoloids) and to Neandertals. The ...
February 25, 2017
Analytical thinking does not decrease religious belief
It seems to me that psychology would benefit from taking a break from publishing new findings and clean house of all the junk that has accum...
January 18, 2017
A warning against taking politically-inspired gobbledygook (whose only benefit is to bureaucrats and as a means of virtue signalling by do-g...
Dysgenic trend in educational attainment in Iceland
This is a very important study which (if replicated in other countries, with more complex demography, less complete genealogy, but much la...
January 01, 2017
Happy New Year 2017
Last year I wished for ancient East Asian DNA and I didn't get my wish. So, I repeat my wish for this year as well.
December 25, 2016
November 04, 2016
Facial reconstruction of Griffin warrior
The face of Bronze Age fighter revealed: Scientists reconstruct face of the 'Griffin Warrior' who was part of an elite group 3,500...
October 28, 2016
Long Live the 28th October, 1940
August 06, 2016
China's Great Flood and the rise of the Xia dynasty
From a related story: Massive flood may have led to China's earliest empire : Many cultures trace their origins to the hazy horizon...
July 19, 2016
Educational achievement predicted by DNA
Predicting 9% of educational achievement from DNA is quite good. The authors used genotype arrays, so there's obvious room for growth in...
July 11, 2016
Y-chromosome haplogroup N phylogeny resolved
AJHG Volume 99, Issue 1, p163–173, 7 July 2016 Human Y Chromosome Haplogroup N: A Non-trivial Time-Resolved Phylogeography that Cuts acros...
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