September 28, 2014
43,500-year old Aurignacian north of the Alps
PNAS doi: 10.1073/pnas.1412201111 Early modern human settlement of Europe north of the Alps occurred 43,500 years ago in a cold steppe-typ...
A limited genetic link between Mansi and Hungarians
Mol Genet Genomics. 2014 Sep 26. [Epub ahead of print] Y-SNP L1034: limited genetic link between Mansi and Hungarian-speaking populations....
Levallois technology in Nor Geghi 1, Armenia
From the paper: Empirical evidence supports the contention that Levallois technology is an inher...
September 23, 2014
ESHE 2014 abstracts
The abstracts for the European Society for the study of Human Evolution meeting that just took place are available in this PDF .
September 18, 2014
23andMe mega-study on different American groups
It's great to see that the massive dataset of 23andMe was used for a study like this that seeks ...
Nature 513, 414–417 (18 September 2014) doi:10.1038/nature13727 Lethal aggression in Pan is better explained by adaptive strategies than ...
September 13, 2014
Ancient mtDNA from southern Africa related to San
Genome Biol Evol (2014) doi: 10.1093/gbe/evu202 First Ancient Mitochondrial Human Genome from a Pre-Pastoralist Southern African Alan G...
September 10, 2014
ASHG 2014 titles and abstracts
Some interesting titles from the ASHG 2014 conference. UPDATE: I have added the abstracts. The human X chromosome is the target of meg...
September 09, 2014
An archaeological scenario for Out of Arabia
Jeffrey Rose and Anthony Marks have a preprint in which he details an archaeological scenario for the emergence of the Emiran (arguably the ...
September 07, 2014
The constant stream of discoveries from the Amphipolis tomb are fascinating. It is not often that ...
Jack the Ripper = Aaron Kosminski (?)
WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Jack the Ripper unmasked: How amateur sleuth used DNA breakthrough to identify Br...
September 05, 2014
Chernykh on Eurasian metallurgy
Bell Beaker blogger points me to this excellent new review of the Eurasian Metallurgical Provinces scheme of Yevgeny Chernykh. I also inclu...
September 04, 2014
Everything you ever wanted to know about mutation rate in humans
Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics Vol. 15: 47-70 (Volume publication date August 2014) Determinants of Mutation Rate Variation...
Y chromosomes and mtDNA of early farmers from Hungary
A new preprint has just appeared on the bioRxiv. It's free to read so I'll just summarize ...
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