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 titles:

  • Ancient DNA sequencing on the Ion Torrent PGM and Proton Platforms: Genetic diversity of haplotype D4b1a2a1a at Nuvuk, an ancient Thule Village
  • Preliminary analysis of ancient DNA on a late Neolithic population in Northeast China
  • Ancient DNA analysis of human remains from Halahaigou, a Neolithic cemetery in China
  • Mitochondrial DNA analysis reveals substantial population structure in Hecun, a shell mound in South China
  • Kinship analysis of ancient samples in the Noble Family cemetery of the Yuan Dynasty
  • Ancient DNA analysis of an infant from Sudanese Nubia (ca 500-1400 C.E.)
  • Ancient DNA analysis of human skeletal remains from pre-Columbian Puerto Rico
  • Ancient DNA from Early to Mid-Holocene Burials in Northwestern Argentina: Implications for understanding the colonization and early populations of South America
  • Ancient DNA from the Schild site in Illinois: Implications for the Mississippian transition in the Lower Illinois River Valley
  • Patterns of sequence variation at the pigmentation loci ASIP and OCA2 in Melanesian and African populations
  • Evolution of the HERC2 eye color gene in Europeans using linkage disequilibrium analysis in four human populations
  • Whole genome sequencing of Turkish genomes reveals functional private alleles and impact of genetic interactions with Europe, Asia and Africa
  • The Qesem Cave mandibular premolars and molar from a morphometric perspective.
  • Exploring the relationship of Neanderthals and modern humans at various population levels through an analysis of body proportion indices
  • Early human dispersal from Africa: A model-based test of two hypotheses

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Anyone wondering about the ancient Argentinian sample should also check this recent paper:
www. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23843972f
There is an intriguing pattern here. Haplogroup D4h3a was very common in both the northwest end (Alaska) and the southwest end of the Americas in antiquity (though it vanished from most places later except Tierra del Fuego and isolated spots in the Andes and Mexico). Maybe related to a very early coastal expansion either south-north or north-south?