Focusing on European population genetics and modern physical anthropology.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Ancient genomes from NE Europe suggest in tandem spread of Siberian admixture and Uralic languages into the region >3,500 ya
Max Planck's Thiseas Christos Lamnidis recently tweeted this image of a part of a poster that he's presenting on the population hist...
Monday, November 13, 2017
Who's your (proto) daddy Western Europeans?
Considering the increasingly large numbers of paleogenomic samples being released online nowadays, it's no longer practical for me to tr...
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Descendants of Greeks in the medieval Himalayas?
Below is an abstract from the upcoming Human Evolution 2017 conference (Cambridge, UK, November 20-22). It'll be interesting to see whe...
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Genetic ancestry online store (to be updated regularly)
It's an unfortunate reality that most commercial genetic ancestry tests out there are rather lame. They're not wrong per se, but tha...
Monday, October 30, 2017
On the wrong end of a steppe herder's cudgel (?)
From a new paper at the International Journal of Osteoarchaeology : In this study, we examine trauma on human remains from the Tripolye s...
Genetic and linguistic structure across space and time in Northern Europe
I feel that I need to do a double take, and demonstrate more obviously why my new PCA, the one that I introduced in the recent Tollense Vall...
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Global distributions of lactase persistence alleles (Liebert et al. 2017)
The series of maps below is from a new paper by Liebert et al. at Human Genetics . Almost certainly, any population with a sizable level of...
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Ancient Guanches genetically most similar to modern-day Berbers (Rodríguez-Varela et al. 2017)
Over at Current Biology at this LINK . Emphasis is mine: Summary: The origins and genetic affinity of the aboriginal inhabitants of the C...
Tollense Valley Bronze Age warriors were very close relatives of modern-day Slavs
This is strongly suggested by the Principal Component Analysis (PCA) below, which shows that many of the Tollense Valley warriors (Welzin_BA...
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Tollense Valley Bronze Age battle: preliminary ancient DNA analysis
This dissertation, I'm guessing, is a prelude to a paper on the genetic origins of the victims of what was probably a large scale Bronze...
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