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 ...
March 01, 2015
8,000 year old wheat in Britain
Britain received farming later than most of Europe, but perhaps it received one of the products of farming well before any farmers set foot ...
Two observations on the ancestry of Armenians
I was thinking a bit on how to interpret the findings of the new Haber et al. preprint, and especia...
February 27, 2015
The plight of the Assyrians
ISIS Onslaught Engulfs Assyrian Christians as Militants Destroy Ancient Art ISTANBUL — The repo...
February 26, 2015
Estonian biocentre high coverage Y chromosome sequences and Turkic data
Courtesy of the good people of the Estonian biocentre : 307 high coverage human Y chrmosome sequences. Paper to be published soon . The ...
February 25, 2015
KNM-LH1: a 23,000 year old human from Kenya
From the paper: KNM-LH 1 and other Pleistocene African specimens, all of which are potentially ...
February 24, 2015
Mutation rate again (Lipson et al. 2015)
This estimate is in-between 1.2 and 2.5x10-8, the two most quoted values for this parameter. It seems like such an important number that I...
February 23, 2015
Spread of Leprosy into Medieval Europe
Infection, Genetics and Evolution Volume 31, April 2015, Pages 250–256 A migration-driven model for the historical spread of leprosy in m...
Scandinavian team looking for Indo-Europeans in Kazakhstan
An article in the Astana Times. If anyone has any additional information via Kazakh or Scandinavian media, or can find the press release ref...
Italic "Eteocretan" Sea peoples?
Stranger things have happened... TALANTA XL-XLI (2008-2009), 151-172 AN ‘ETEOCRETAN’ INSCRIPTION FROM PRAISOS AND THE HOMELAND OF THE SE...
February 22, 2015
Y chromosomes and Catalan surnames
Some really rich data in the supplements . European Journal of Human Genetics advance online publication 18 February 2015; doi: 10.1038/e...
Multiple opportunities for Out-of-Africa
Geology doi: 10.1130/G36401.1 Alluvial fan records from southeast Arabia reveal multiple windows for human dispersal Ash Parton et al. ...
February 20, 2015
Bronze Age mixing of multiple populations => Armenians (?)
As far as I can tell, the hypothesis of "several mixtures" comes from looking at many pairs of populations and seeing that differe...
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