Focusing on ancient population genomics research
Saturday, November 17, 2018
What happened to Maykop?
The Maykop culture was probably the result of migrations of settlers from Transcaucasia and beyond into the Northwest Caucasus during the En...
Sunday, November 11, 2018
The story of the earliest wine
Here's an interesting YouTube video about the origin and spread of wine making. Many of you might also appreciate the discussion about t...
Monday, November 5, 2018
On the spread of dairy pastoralism to East Asia (Jeong & Wilkin et al. 2018)
Over at PNAS at this LINK . Below is the abstract and a table with the uniparental haplogroups for the 20 ancient samples from the paper. E...
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Big deal of 2018: Yamnaya not related to Maykop
I was going to write this post after the genotype data from the Wang et al. preprint on the genetic prehistory of the Greater Caucasus beca...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Steppe Maykop: a buffer zone?
Unfortunately, the ancient data from the Wang et al. preprint still haven't been released online. As I've already pointed out many t...
Monday, October 22, 2018
Y-haplogroup P1 in Pleistocene Siberia (Sikora et al. 2018 preprint)
Over at bioRxiv at this LINK . Below is the abstract, emphasis is mine. Two of the (unrelated) males from Yana RHS belong to Y-haplogroup P...
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
A closer look at a couple of ancients from Hellenistic Anatolia
Not sure if anyone's mentioned or noticed this already, but the two currently available genomes from Hellenistic Anatolia (samples MA219...
Monday, October 15, 2018
ASHG 2018 open thread
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) annual meetings kicks off tomorrow in San Diego. Feel free to post anything near and far relat...
Sunday, October 7, 2018
The resistance crumbles
Over the years some scientists from the Estonian Biocentre have been among the staunchest opponents of the idea that Bronze Age pastoralists...
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Cimmerians, Scythians and Sarmatians came from...
Apparently they all came from the eastern Pontic-Caspian steppe. There's a new paper about that at Science Advances (see here ). Below ...
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