April 13, 2018
R1ans still at large (or, the story of India)
Ten ago, in the pre-ancient DNA "Dark Ages" a big debate raged on about the origin of R1a men in India. The stage had been set ev...
April 10, 2018
The slow death of Out of Africa
The significance of the discovery of modern humans in Arabia >85kya is that it provides a second spot (other than Israel) were modern hum...
April 08, 2018
March 25, 2018
According to a new preprint by Durvasula and Sankararaman (D+S): Using this method, we find that ~7.97±0.6% of the genetic ancestry from ...
Long Live the 25th March, 1821
January 26, 2018
Out of Africa: a theory in crisis
The sensational discovery of modern humans in the Levant 177-194 thousand years ago should cause a rethink of the currently held Out-of-Afri...
January 05, 2018
Eurasian origin of mtDNA L3 and Y-chromosome DE
I've argued for a similar scenario for years, so it's nice to see a preprint on the topic. bioRxiv doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2...
January 01, 2018
Happy New Year 2018
December 25, 2017
October 28, 2017
Long Live the 28th October, 1940
October 12, 2017
Human pigmentation mega-study
A great new study on the genetics of human (including African) pigmentation. I would love to see a future study that would reconstruct wha...
September 12, 2017
Sexual orientation from facial images
This is hardly surprising, as there is an obvious evolutionary advantage for people being able to "read faces" not only for sexu...
August 07, 2017
Minoans and Mycenaeans
It is great to finally see the first data from the most ancient Greeks (Mycenaeans) and also the Cretan Minoans: Ancestrally. both Myce...
July 04, 2017
Deepest Neandertal mtDNA split
The authors interpret the new result from HST as placing a lower boundary on an introgression from Africans to Neandertals at more than 29...
June 08, 2017
Out of North Africa
I had previously called Irhoud 1 "The Father of Mankind" and proposed a "two deserts" theory of human evolution whereby ...
April 21, 2017
Younger Dryas comet impact encoded in Göbekli Tepe?
Fascinating if true. Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry , Vol. 17, No 1, (2017), pp. 233-250 DECODING GÖBEKLI TEPE WITH ARCHAEO...
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