Focusing on European population genetics and modern physical anthropology.
Friday, May 26, 2017
Canaanite genomes (Haber et al. 2017 preprint)
Over at bioRxiv at this LINK : Abstract: The Canaanites inhabited the Levant region during the Bronze Age and established a culture which...
Thursday, May 25, 2017
A few more ancient genomes from the Balkans and Iberia
Open access at Current Biology : Our results show major Western hunter-gatherer (WHG) ancestry in a Romanian Eneolithic sample [GB1_Eneo] ...
Anywhere but the steppe
Last week Scientific Reports put out a paper by Sarno et al. on the population history of Sicily and South Italy. I didn't blog about ...
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Steppe invaders in the Bronze Age Balkans
In a recent blog post announcing the end of the search for the Late Proto-Indo-European (PIE) homeland I wrote this: But of course I2a ha...
Saturday, May 20, 2017
A plausible model for the formation of the Yamnaya genotype
Strictly speaking, not just the Yamnaya genotype, but also Afanasievo, early Corded Ware and Poltavka. In other words, what has been referre...
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Two early Slavs from Bohemia
Two Bohemian Bell Beaker genomes from Allentoft et al. 2015 - RISE568 and RISE569 - are labeled as early Czech Slavs in the new Mathieson e...
PCA projection bias fix
A new version of EIGENSOFT has just been posted at GitHub (see here ). It offers two flags to minimize the problem of Principal Component An...
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
European blond hair may have originated on the North Eurasian Mammoth steppe
The quote below is from the recent Mathieson et al. 2017 preprint on the population history of Southeastern Europe and surrounds. Surprisin...
Friday, May 12, 2017
Late PIE ground zero now obvious; location of PIE homeland still uncertain, but...
All of the post-Middle Neolithic samples from the recent Mittnik et al. and Saag et al. preprints on the ancient population history of the...
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Ancient population shifts in western Iberia (Martiniano et al. 2017 preprint)
Over at bioRxiv at this LINK : Abstract: We analyse new genomic data (0.05-2.95x) from 14 ancient individuals from Portugal distributed f...
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