Focusing on European population genetics and modern physical anthropology.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Trouble in early Mesolithic Iberia
Humans may have dined on other humans during the Epipalaeolithic-Mesolithic transition in Iberia, according to a new paper at the Journal o...
Southern European blues
Not sold on this; not unless we see direct evidence from ancient DNA: Abstract: Important gaps remain in our understanding of the spread o...
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Greek confirmation bias
A new paper at the EJHG claims that Slavic admixture in Peloponnesean Greeks averages a few per cent at best (see abstract below). However...
Friday, March 17, 2017
Yamnaya X chromosomes
In this analysis I'm using the same qpAdm method and almost the same reference samples as Lazaridis & Reich 2017 . However, to impro...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Failure to replicate
Just in at bioRxiv : We fail to replicate a genetic signal for sex bias in the steppe migration to central Europe after ~5,000 years propo...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
This is the somewhat dubious conclusion from a new paper by Balanovsky et al. at Human Genetics dealing with, amongst other things, Y-chro...
Monday, March 13, 2017
Ancient Egyptians less Sub-Saharan than modern-day Egyptians
SAA 2017 abstracts are now online (see here ). Thanks to Sarkoboros for the remainder. I reckon dead cat bounce man Johannes Krause is gon...
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Eastern Scythians = Steppe_MLBA + East Eurasians
OK, I said I wasn't going to make any bold statements in regards to this issue until we see more ancient genomes from Central Asia, but ...
Friday, March 10, 2017
Bring it on
AdmixTools 5 is now available at GitHub (see here ). I'm messing around with the latest version of qpAdm as I await the expected flood o...
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Iberian Bell Beakers: zero steppe admix, no R1b?
Does anyone more versed in Iberian archeology than myself know if some of those new Iberian samples in the Lipson et al. preprint actually ...
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