Focusing on ancient population genomics research
Sunday, February 17, 2019
On Maykop ancestry in Yamnaya
What Maykop ancestry in Yamnaya? There is none, or at least not enough worth discussing, except in one highly unusual female outlier from a ...
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Ancient Caucasus open analysis and discussion
The following samples from the recent Wang et al. paper on the genetic prehistory of the Caucasus are now in the Global25 datasheets: Cat...
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Blast from the past: Matters of basic geography
I'm re-posting this article from 2017 for the benefit of some Science News journalists, who are apparently having major problems deali...
Thursday, February 7, 2019
A Bell Beaker superhighway
Below is a density heat map of Bell Beaker pottery finds from a recent paper titled Der Glockenbecher in Europa - eine Karteirung (The mapp...
Monday, February 4, 2019
The tracer dye
Remember that Wang et al. preprint at bioRxiv on the genetic prehistory of the Greater Caucasus? Well, it's just been published at Natu...
Friday, February 1, 2019
The Boscombe Bowmen
I'm thinking that the Boscombe Bowmen site in Wiltshire, southern England, might be a valuable case study of how the Bell Beaker populat...
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Hungarian Yamnaya predictions
About ten thousand ancient burial mounds still stand in the Carpathian Basin and surrounds. Many of these kurgans or tumuli show direct arch...
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Dutch Beakers: like no other Beakers
In my last two blog posts I tried to explain why the so called Bell Beakers of Bronze Age Europe cannot be confidently derived in any signif...
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Single Grave > Bell Beakers
I've been studying in detail the genetic substructures within the Bell Beaker population with formal statistics and Principal Component ...
Friday, January 11, 2019
Hungarian Yamnaya > Bell Beakers?
Ever since the publication of the Olalde et al. Beaker paper (see here ), there's been a lot of talk online about Hungarian Yamnaya as t...
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