October 22, 2014
High coverage genome from 45,000-year old Siberian (Ust'-Ishim)
This is the oldest full genome of a modern human published to date and it also comes from a time (...
October 21, 2014
Ancient DNA from prehistoric inhabitants of Hungary
A very interesting new article on Europe describes new data from ancient Hungary from the Neolithic ...
October 20, 2014
Ancestry Composition preprint
This is one of the main ancestry tools of 23andMe so it is nice to see its methodology described in detail. bioRxiv http://dx.doi.org/10.1...
October 10, 2014
Tomb II at Vergina belonged to Philip II and a possible Scythian wife
Remains of Alexander the Great's Father Confirmed Found A team of Greek researchers has confirmed that bones found in a two-chambered...
October 09, 2014
~40 thousand year old cave art from Indonesia
The BBC website has some nice pictures of it. Nature 514, 223–227 (09 October 2014) doi:10.1038...
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 ...
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