March 30, 2015
Ice age Europeans on the brink of extinction
Ice-age Europeans roamed in small bands of fewer than 30, on brink of extinction In some cases, small bands of potentially as few as 20 t...
March 28, 2015
Afanasievo, Okunev, Andronovo, Sintashta DNA?
A reader alerts me to this article in Russian, but you can use Google Translate to get the gist of it. Some interesting bits (note that &q...
March 25, 2015
A set of four papers in Nature Genetics today. All open access. Of interest from the Y-chromosome paper: When this rate was applied to es...
Long Live the 25th March 1821
March 21, 2015
Ancient mtDNA from cis-Baikal area
Russian Journal of Genetics: Applied Research January 2015, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 26-32 Mitochondrial DNA diversity in the gene pool of t...
March 20, 2015
Campanian Ignibrite and Neandertal demise
Geology doi:10.1130/G36514.1 Campanian Ignimbrite volcanism, climate, and the final decline of the Neanderthals Benjamin A. Black1, Ry...
March 18, 2015
British origins (Leslie et al. 2015)
The long-awaited paper on the People of the British Isles has just appeared in Nature. I will updat...
March 15, 2015
Natural selection and ancient European DNA
A new preprint on the bioRxiv studies the same data as the recent Haak et al. paper, but focuses ...
March 14, 2015
Bottleneck in human Y-chromosomes in the last 10,000 years.
A very exciting new paper has just been published in Genome Research on 456 full sequence Y-chrom...
March 11, 2015
Genetic pacification of Western Europeans (?)
Evolutionary Psychology www.epjournal.net – 2015. 13(1): 230-243 Western Europe, State Formation, and Genetic Pacification Peter Frost,...
March 10, 2015
DNA of 17th century African slaves frome the Caribbean
PNAS doi: 10.1073/pnas.1421784112 Genome-wide ancestry of 17th-century enslaved Africans from th...
March 09, 2015
Sveti Ivan relics Middle Eastern, mid-1st century AD
Irrespective of one's religious beliefs, a genome from the mid-1st century AD would be interesting. I am personally in favor of the scie...
March 06, 2015
Craniofacial plasticity in ancient Peru
Anthropologischer Anzeiger doi:10.1127/anthranz/2015/0458 Craniofacial plasticity in ancient Peru Jessica H. Stone; Kristen Chew; Ann H....
March 03, 2015
Oxhide ingots in Scandinavian rock art
Antiquity / Volume 89 / Issue 343 / February 2015, pp 191-209 Representations of oxhide ingots in Scandinavian rock art: the sketchbook o...
March 02, 2015
mtDNA from Lengyel culture in Poland
PLoS ONE 10(2): e0118316. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0118316 Between the Baltic and Danubian World...
Y chromosome mutation rate: 0.82x10-9
This is in Russian, but seems to be using Anzick-1, Ust-Ishim, K14 to get the mutation rate. Fu et al. who just used Ust Ishim got 0.7-0.9 ...
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