Focusing on ancient population genomics
Friday, September 17, 2021
I was hiking through one of my favorite wilderness areas the other day. I call this place Lizard Gorge because it's full of monitor liza...
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Yamnaya people drank horse milk (Wilkin et al. 2021)
Over at Nature at this LINK . I'm guessing the claim that Yamnaya pastoralists lived in Scandinavia is a huge typo. Obviously, the auth...
Saturday, September 4, 2021
The genomic formation of modern Balkan peoples (Olalde et al. 2021 preprint)
Over at bioRxiv at this LINK . This preprint deals with some very complex issues, so I can't say much about it until I have a good look...
Friday, August 27, 2021
R1a vs R1b in third millennium BCE central Europe (Papac et al. 2021)
R1a-M417 and R1b-L51 are by far the most important Y-chromosome haplogroups in Europe today. More precisely, R1a-M417 dominates in Eastern E...
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
On the origin of the Corded Ware people
There's been a lot of talk lately about the finding that the peoples associated with the Corded Ware and Yamnaya archeological cultures ...
Monday, June 28, 2021
The PIE homeland controversy: June 2021 status report
Archeologist David Anthony has made several appearances online recently to promote his theories about the origins of the Corded Ware and Yam...
Thursday, June 17, 2021
A few years ago I began using the term "Balto-Slavic genetic drift" to describe the fine-scale genetic signal that is shared by th...
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
I took this photo of an eagle yesterday while hiking up a steep, rocky mountain, and wanted to share it with everyone here. This bird was on...
Friday, May 14, 2021
A Greek tragedy
I wasn't going to blog about the Clemente et al. "Aegean palatial civilizations" paper, because I think that it's a rather...
Monday, April 26, 2021
Uralians of the Sargat horizon
Many years ago, well before the start of the ancient DNA revolution, someone made the very clever inference that the N-Tat Y-chromosome mark...
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