February 25, 2017
Analytical thinking does not decrease religious belief
It seems to me that psychology would benefit from taking a break from publishing new findings and clean house of all the junk that has accum...
January 18, 2017
A warning against taking politically-inspired gobbledygook (whose only benefit is to bureaucrats and as a means of virtue signalling by do-g...
Dysgenic trend in educational attainment in Iceland
This is a very important study which (if replicated in other countries, with more complex demograp...
January 01, 2017
Happy New Year 2017
Last year I wished for ancient East Asian DNA and I didn't get my wish. So, I repeat my wish for this year as well.
December 25, 2016
November 04, 2016
Facial reconstruction of Griffin warrior
The face of Bronze Age fighter revealed: Scientists reconstruct face of the 'Griffin Warrior...
October 28, 2016
Long Live the 28th October, 1940
August 06, 2016
China's Great Flood and the rise of the Xia dynasty
From a related story: Massive flood may have led to China's earliest empire : Many cultures...
July 19, 2016
Educational achievement predicted by DNA
Predicting 9% of educational achievement from DNA is quite good. The authors used genotype arrays, so there's obvious room for growth in...
July 11, 2016
Y-chromosome haplogroup N phylogeny resolved
AJHG Volume 99, Issue 1, p163–173, 7 July 2016 Human Y Chromosome Haplogroup N: A Non-trivial Time-Resolved Phylogeography that Cuts acros...
June 27, 2016
37,000 year old skull from Malaysia related to indigenous people of Borneo
Front. Ecol. Evol. , 27 June 2016 | http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2016.00075 Deep Skull from Niah Cave and the Pleistocene Peopling of So...
June 24, 2016
Population history with physically phased genomes
bioRxiv doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/008367 Modeling human population separation history using physically phased genomes Shiya Song, E...
June 21, 2016
Panorama of African admixture
I remember how in the early days of online discussions of anthropology a constant topic of content...
June 08, 2016
700 thousand year old ancestors of H. floresiensis
Nature 534, 245–248 (09 June 2016) doi:10.1038/nature17999 Homo floresiensis-like fossils from the early Middle Pleistocene of Flores ...
June 07, 2016
Neolithic Aegean genomes
I had covered this paper when it went on the bioRxiv, but the final version has been published in...
Ancient DNA and human history
A very useful review of the field c. mid-2016. The only major addition would be the study on Upper...
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