December 09, 2014
"Ancient DNA: the first three decades" meeting papers
A bucketload of papers here . Some titles of interest: Where are the Caribs? Ancient DNA from ceramic period human remains in the Lesser ...
December 06, 2014
African Genome Variation project paper
A choice quote: To assess the effect of gene flow on population differentiation in SSA, we maske...
December 02, 2014
Remains of Richard III identified
From the paper: Four of the modern relatives were found to belong to Y-haplogroup R1b-U152 (x L2, Z36, Z56, M160, M126 and Z192)13, 14 wi...
November 25, 2014
E-M81 in Morocco
Hum Biol. 2014 May;86(2):105-12. Phylogeography of e1b1b1b-m81 haplogroup and analysis of its subclades in morocco. Reguig A, Harich N,...
Paternal lineages and languages in the Caucasus
An interesting new study on Y chromosome and languages in the Caucasus. The distribution of haplog...
November 07, 2014
Genome of Kostenki-14, an Upper Paleolithic European (Seguin-Orlando, Korneliussen, Sikora, et al. 2014)
A new paper in Science reports on the genome of Kostenki-14 (K14), an Upper Paleolithic European f...
October 28, 2014
Long live the 28th October 1940
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 .
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