March 09, 2014
The place of the Armenian language in the Indo-European family
A very interesting talk at the Library of Congress making a good case for a Greek-Phrygian-Armenian clade within the Indo-European family. ...
Green Arabia 2014 conference
The program of an upcoming conference that will take in about a month. I don't see abstracts but the list of talks seems interesting an...
March 06, 2014
Chauvet cave art not the work of earliest Europeans
Many of you may have watched Cave of Forgotten Dreams , a great documentary about the paintings of Chauvet cave in France. It now turns out ...
Middle Neolithic European archers from France
Am J Phys Anthropol DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.22504 Bioarchaeology of the middle Neolithic: Evidence for archery among early european farmers A...
March 04, 2014
Admixture in US populations
An interesting blog post from 23andMe : In an update to that work, our researcher Kasia Bryc found that about about 4 percent of whites h...
February 28, 2014
4.2 kiloyear event and the demise of Indus Valley megacities
From the paper: The 4.2 ka aridification event is regarded as one of the most severe climatic changes in the Holocene, and affected severa...
February 25, 2014
Recent radiation of R-M269 males in Europe
From the paper: As such it is not possible to predict the subhaplogroup within R-M269 to which a...
February 21, 2014
AIMs and fine structure in 15 European populations
This is an open access article. European Journal of Human Genetics advance online publication 19 February 2014; doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2014.1 ...
Evolution equally efficient in removing deleterious variants in Europeans and West Africans
...but apparently not in Denisovans who accumulated deleterious mutations at a higher rate than modern humans. This may account for the fact...
February 17, 2014
mtDNA of Okladnikov Neandertal
PNAS February 11, 2014 vol. 111 no. 6 Separating endogenous ancient DNA from modern day contam...
February 14, 2014
AAPA 2014 abstracts
The program of the 83rd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists is online ( pdf ). I list some interesting ...
February 13, 2014
Human admixture common in human history (Hellenthal et al. 2014)
A string of recent papers argued for admixture in human populations at time scales from the Middle...
February 12, 2014
Ancient Clovis genome from Montana yields no surprises (Rasmussen et al. 2014)
Ancient DNA has consistently managed to surprise us, with pretty much no direct genetic continuity...
February 03, 2014
West Eurasian ancestry in eastern and southern Africa (Pickrell et al. 2014)
I had mentioned this when it was in preprint form and now it has appeared in PNAS . The great advantage of preprints (and why I'm all fo...
January 31, 2014
flashpca: very fast PCA on large-scale genome-wide data
bioRxiv doi: 10.1101/002238 Fast Principal Component Analysis of Large-Scale Genome-Wide Data Gad Abraham, Michael Inouye ABSTRACT ...
January 30, 2014
Resurrecting Neandertal Lineages (Vernot and Akey 2014)
Coinciding with the publication of Sankararaman et al. (2014) in Nature , another paper on Neandertal ancestry into modern humans appeared ...
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