Focusing on ancient population genomics research
Thursday, July 19, 2018
An early Iranian, obviously
Today, the part of Asia between the Caspian Sea and the Altai Mountains, known as Turan , is largely a Turkic-speaking region. But during th...
Friday, July 6, 2018
"The Homeland: In the footprints of the early Indo-Europeans" time map
Click HERE to view the interactive time map, and give it some time to load if you're on a slow connection. Use the slider tool to explo...
Thursday, July 5, 2018
SMBE 2018 abstracts
Abstracts from the upcoming SMBE 2018 conference (8-12 July) are now available HERE . Below are a few that I found interesting. Emphasis is ...
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
How relevant is Arslantepe to the PIE homeland debate?
Below is an abstract of a presentation from the recent 11th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (see here ). ...
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Friendly Yeniseian steppe pastoralists
For most people the Proto-Indo-European (PIE) homeland debate isn't just about language, but also, or even more so, about things like an...
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Ahead of the pack
Eurogenes Blog January 2018 (see here ): Yamnaya and other similar Eneolithic/Bronze Age herder groups from the Eurasian steppe were mostl...
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Genetic borders are usually linguistic borders too
Note the awesome correlation between the two maps below. The first map is mine. I posted it on this blog almost a year ago (see here ). The ...
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Guest post: we owe many of our genetic traits to ancient steppe pastoralists, but...
This is a guest post courtesy of Samuel Andrews , a regular commentator for several years at this blog. I did edit parts of the original tex...
Thursday, June 21, 2018
A potentially violent end to the Kura-Araxes Culture (Alizadeh et al. 2018)
The Kura-Araxes Culture dominated large parts of West Asia during the Early Bronze Age. It's generally accepted that the peoples associa...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
An exploration of distance-based models of language relationships with a special focus on Indo-European (Kozintsev 2018)
The latest edition of the Journal of Indo-European Studies includes an interesting methodological paper by Alexander Kozintsev, in which th...
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