June 24, 2015
Oase1 had a Neandertal ancestor no earlier than ~200 years before his time
Several important conclusions of the discovery that Oase1 had a Neandertal ancestor 4-6 generations before his time (37-42 thousand years ag...
June 20, 2015
DNA from hot climates technically feasible
From the paper: Ten petrous bones were selected from archaeological specimens, representing a wi...
June 18, 2015
Kennewick Man was a Native American
Nature (2015) doi:10.1038/nature14625 The ancestry and affiliations of Kennewick Man Morten Rasmussen, Martin Sikora, Anders Albrechtse...
June 13, 2015
Into, out of, and across the Eurasian steppe
A new paper in Nature adds to the earlier study in the same journal by presenting data from 101 a...
June 10, 2015
101 ancient genomes from Bronze Age Eurasia
New data has been posted online . This seems related to this earlier post . Hopefully the study linked to this data will appear soon, but ge...
June 09, 2015
Scientific Reports 5, Article number: 9996 doi:10.1038/srep09996 The genetics of East African populations: a Nilo-Saharan component in th...
May 30, 2015
Out of Egypt or Out of Ethiopia?
I am skeptical that once you remove non-African ancestry from Egyptians (even if you were able to do so perfectly), what you are left with i...
May 21, 2015
More Y-chromosome super-fathers
The time estimates are based on a mutation rate of 1x10-9 mutations/bp/year which is ~1/3 higher t...
May 13, 2015
Neandertal in the (immediate) family tree
Early European may have had Neanderthal great-great-grandparent One of Europe’s earliest known humans had a close Neanderthal ancestor: pe...
May 12, 2015
mtDNA haplogroup A10 in Bronze Age West Siberia
PLoS ONE 10(5): e0127182. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0127182 MtDNA Haplogroup A10 Lineages in Bronze Age Samples Suggest That Ancient Autoc...
May 07, 2015
2,500-year old Etruscans
From a Biology of Genomes poster ( pdf ) on "Assessment of Whole-Genome capture methodologies...
May 04, 2015
Ancient mtDNA from Neolithic France
PLoS ONE 10(4): e0125521. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0125521 When the Waves of European Neolithization Met: First Paleogenetic Evidence fro...
Facial reconstruction of Lord of Moken
I wonder when we will start seeing facial reconstructions that make use of ancient DNA. Ancient DN...
May 03, 2015
Modern humans, not Neandertals made the Proto-Aurignacian
Science DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa2773 The makers of the Protoaurignacian and implications for Neandertal extinction S. Benazzi et al. ...
Structure of Y-haplogroup N
arXiv:1504.06463 [q-bio.PE] The dichotomy structure of Y chromosome Haplogroup N Kang Hu et al. Haplogroup N-M231 of human Y chromosom...
Southern origins and recent admixture of Siberian populations
bioRxiv http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/018770 The complex admixture history and recent southern origins of Siberian populations Irina Pugach ...
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