April 20, 2014
April 17, 2014
mtDNA history of Oceania (Duggan et al. 2014)
AJHG doi:10.1016/j.ajhg.2014.03.014 Maternal History of Oceania from Complete mtDNA Genomes: Contrasting Ancient Diversity with Recent Ho...
April 14, 2014
Chronology of the earliest Upper Paleolithic in northern Iberia (Wood et al. 2014)
From a press release: The main conclusion -"the scene of the meeting between a Neanderthal ...
Neandertal admixture not African population structure
Genetics doi: 10.1534/genetics.114.162396 Neandertal Admixture in Eurasia Confirmed by Maximum-Likelihood Analysis of Three Genomes Konr...
IBD sharing between modern humans, Denisovans and Neandertals
bioRxiv doi:doi: 10.1101/003988 Sharing of Very Short IBD Segments between Humans, Neandertals, and Denisovans Gundula Povysil, Sepp Hoc...
April 09, 2014
Svante Paabo talk at NIH
A very interesting bit is from 18:30 and forward, in which he discusses the 45,000y BP modern human...
April 03, 2014
Where pastoralist met farmer and East met West (Spengler et al. 2014)
The paper's conclusion: Archaeobotanical data from Central Eurasian pastoralist campsites ha...
April 02, 2014
Neandertals gave Europeans lipid catabolism genes
Ann Gibbons explains in Did Europeans Get Fat From Neandertals? : In the latest study, publishe...
March 28, 2014
Oldest modern human genome from Siberia ~45 thousand years ago
Just a teaser from Ann Gibbons in Science : In 2008, Siberian ivory carver Nikolay Peristov was ...
March 27, 2014
Major new article on the deep origins of Y-haplogroup R1a (Underhill et al. 2014)
Five years ago, Underhill et al. (2009) presented a major advance in the study of haplogroup R1a. M...
Haplogroup E and Afroasiatic
This is an open access article. European Journal of Human Genetics advance online publication 26 March 2014; doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2014.41 ...
Origins of the Tharu
European Journal of Human Genetics advance online publication 26 March 2014; doi: 10.1038/ejhg.20...
March 25, 2014
Long Live the 25th March, 1821
March 16, 2014
Lactase persistence and pastoralism in Africa
AJHG doi:10.1016/j.ajhg.2014.02.009 Genetic Origins of Lactase Persistence and the Spread of Pastoralism in Africa Alessia Ranciaro et ...
Back-migration of Yeniseian into Asia from Beringia
PLOS One DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0091722 Linguistic Phylogenies Support Back-Migration from B...
March 10, 2014
Dark pigmentation of Eneolithic and Bronze Age kurgan groups from eastern Europe
This is a very exciting new study that seems to parallel some results from early west Europeans ...
View web version