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...
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...
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...
June 27, 2016
37,000 year old skull from Malaysia related to indigenous people of Borneo
Front. Ecol. Evol. , 27 June 2016 | http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2016.00075 Deep Skull from Niah Cave and the Pleistocene Peopling of So...
June 24, 2016
Population history with physically phased genomes
bioRxiv doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/008367 Modeling human population separation history using physically phased genomes Shiya Song, E...
June 21, 2016
Panorama of African admixture
I remember how in the early days of online discussions of anthropology a constant topic of content...
June 08, 2016
700 thousand year old ancestors of H. floresiensis
Nature 534, 245–248 (09 June 2016) doi:10.1038/nature17999 Homo floresiensis-like fossils from the early Middle Pleistocene of Flores ...
June 07, 2016
Neolithic Aegean genomes
I had covered this paper when it went on the bioRxiv, but the final version has been published in...
Ancient DNA and human history
A very useful review of the field c. mid-2016. The only major addition would be the study on Upper...
Mungo Man DNA revisited + first ancient mtDNA from Australia
The authors find that previously published mtDNA from earliest Australians was contamination, and one S2 mtDNA haplogroup in an undated samp...
May 28, 2016
British Celts have more steppe ancestry than British English
An interesting tidbit in a preprint about blood pressure genes: We consistently obtained significantly positive f4 statistics, implying th...
May 27, 2016
The great migration of African Americans
PLoS Genet 12(5): e1006059. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1006059 The Great Migration and African-Ame...
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