Focusing on ancient population genomics
Monday, September 19, 2022
Even though the Yamnaya culture probably originated in what is now Ukraine, the earliest Yamnaya samples currently available are from the mo...
Friday, September 9, 2022
Dear Iosif, about that ~2%
The debate over the location of the so called Indo-Anatolian homeland won't be decided by the persistence of any type of genetic ancestr...
Sunday, September 4, 2022
But Iosif, what about the Phrygians?
A paper in Science authored by around 200 scientists from some of the world's top academic institutions surely must mean something, rig...
Thursday, September 1, 2022
Dear Iosif #3
Back in 2016 I made this prediction about the origins of the Yamnaya people (Steppe_EMBA): But here's my prediction: Steppe_EMBA only ...
Sunday, August 28, 2022
Dear Iosif #2
In my last blog post I made a mistake in my interpretation of this quote from Lazaridis, Alpaslan-Roodenberg et al. , because it confused th...
Saturday, August 27, 2022
Update 29/08/22: Dear Iosif #2 ... I'm skimming through the Lazaridis, Alpaslan-Roodenberg et al. paper that just came out at Scie...
Friday, August 12, 2022
Mediterranean PCA update
I updated my Principal Component Analysis (PCA) of Mediterranean populations with most of the ancient Jewish samples from the Waldman et al....
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
My take on the Erfurt Jews
I had a quick look at the genotype data from the recent Waldman et al. preprint focusing on the ancestry of early Jews from Erfurt, Germany...
Saturday, June 18, 2022
David Reich on the origin of the Yamnaya people (!?)
Harvard's David Reich is doing a talk next month about the genetic history of West Asia and nearby parts of Europe. This is a quote from...
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Geography is hard (for some)
It's that time of the academic year again when bioRxiv is inundated with ancient DNA preprints. I'm not complaining, but I almost s...
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