Focusing on ancient population genomics research
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Bronze Age Sicilian vs modern-day Sicilians
This is the first in a series of quick and simple posts focusing on genetic shifts across Eurasia since the Bronze Age. Any thoughts about w...
Friday, February 23, 2018
A swarm of locusts?
The dam has truly broken. Below is my usual Principal Component Analysis (PCA) of ancient West Eurasian genetic variation, except now also f...
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Migration of the Bell Beakers—but not from Iberia (Olalde et al. 2018)
At last, after many months of waiting, the paper that I've been calling the Bell Beaker Behemoth will finally appear at Nature today or...
Sunday, February 18, 2018
C for Cheddar Man (?)
A new preprint has just appeared at bioRxiv on the Mesolithic to Neolithic transition and resulting massive population shift in Britain. It...
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Modeling genetic ancestry with Davidski: step by step
There are many different ways to model your genetic ancestry. I prefer the Global25/nMonte method (see here ). This is a step by step guide ...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Unleash the power: Global 25 test drive thread
Ancestry modeling enthusiasts, feel free to do your best (or worst) with these datasheets and share the output, whatever it might be, in the...
Mitogenomes from the Iron Age South Baltic (Stolarek et al. 2018)
Over at Scientific Reports at this LINK . And yes, full genomes of many of the samples are on the way. Emphasis is mine: Abstract: Despit...
Friday, February 2, 2018
Early Baltic Corded Ware form a genetic clade with Yamnaya, but...
This is what Mittnik et al. 2018 say about a couple of their Corded Ware, or Baltic Late Neolithic (Baltic_LN), samples from what is now Li...
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Indian smoke and mirrors
On January 4 this year Hindi newspaper Dainik Jagran published a so called special feature on Indo-European languages. In fact, the article...
Monday, January 29, 2018
Paleoeuropeoid (steppe herder) infiltration into South Central Asia during the Bronze Age (Dubova et al. 2016)
I don't usually take cranial studies very seriously, mostly because they have a history of being way out of the ballpark. However, Inter...
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