Thursday, June 23, 2016
A moment of clarity
A lot of things now make so much more sense thanks to all of the recently published ancient DNA. For instance, in the Principal Component Analysis (PCA) below, South Central Asians (SC_Asia) finally look like a three-way mixture of Bronze Age steppe pastoralists, early farmers from Iran and surrounds, and indigenous South Asians, which is exactly what they are. here. The samples are from a variety of recent DNA papers and freely available at the Reich Lab site here.