Focusing on European population genetics and modern physical anthropology.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Out of Eastern Europe
Next Saturday, April 29, at 9.15 am in Philadelphia, possibly streaming live via webcast: Ancient DNA Suggests Steppe Migrations Spread In...
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Swat Valley "early Indo-Aryans" at the lab
For a while now I've been hearing rumors that the Reich Lab was working on Late Bronze Age and Iron Age samples from Pakistan's Swa...
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Zarathushtra and his steppe posse
Part of the introduction to the new Lopez et al. preprint on the genetics of Zoroastrians says this: The Zoroastrian religion developed f...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Zoroastrian preprint (Lopez et al. 2017)
A new prerpint on the genetic legacy of the Zoroastrians has just appeared at bioRxiv . I'm reading it now. Might make some comments la...
Friday, April 14, 2017
Now on Twitter
Things might seem pretty slow just about now, but this really is the quiet before the storm. A lot of ancient samples are about to be publis...
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Population geneticists often not very good at population genetics
An abstract book from a recent mathematics meeting in Estonia includes an abstract on the genetic impact of Bronze Age steppe pastoralists ...
Friday, April 7, 2017
The story of mtDNA haplogroup U7
A very useful new paper on the origin and spread of mitochondrial (mtDNA) haplogroup U7 has just appeared at Scientific Reports . It re-i...
Thursday, April 6, 2017
On mobility in the Eastern Mediterranean during the Bronze and Iron Ages
At Scientific Reports Meiri et al. present and analyze an updated dataset of ancient cattle and pig DNA from the Eastern Mediterranean. At...
Monday, April 3, 2017
Latest on Bell Beaker and Corded Ware
Over at Antiquity : Abstract: Two recent palaeogenetic studies have identified a movement of Yamnaya peoples from the Eurasian steppe to C...
Friday, March 31, 2017
SAA 2017 tweets
I can't stand Twitter, but here are some interesting tweets from the Society for American Archeology (SAA) 2017 annual meeting courtesy...
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