Focusing on ancient population genomics
Friday, January 13, 2023
Dear David, Nick, Iosif...let's set the record straight
Almost a decade ago scientists at the David Reich Lab extracted DNA from the remains of three men from the Khvalynsk II cemetery at the nort...
Monday, January 2, 2023
Trying to catch up
For starters, I need population labels for many of these G25 coords: Koptekin et al. 2022 Peltola et al. 2022 Skourtanioti et al. 2023...
Sunday, November 13, 2022
A reappraisal of Ashkenazic maternal ancestry
Kevin Brook, who occasionally comments on this blog, has published a peer-reviewed book titled The Maternal Genetic Lineages of Ashkenazic J...
Tuesday, November 1, 2022
The story of R-V1636
Who wants to bet against this map? Keep in mind that ART038 (~3000 calBCE) remains the oldest sample with the V1636 and R1b Y-chromosome mut...
Thursday, October 27, 2022
The Yassitepe challenge
This is about the only successful qpAdm model that I can find for the pair of Early Bronze Age (EBA) females from Yassitepe, Turkey, using a...
Thursday, October 13, 2022
The Kura-Araxes people deserve better
When discussing the Kura-Araxes culture and its people it's important to understand these key points: - there is Eastern European step...
Thursday, October 6, 2022
Balto-Slavs and Sarmatians in the Battle of Himera
G25 coordinates for most of the samples from the recent Reitsema et al. paper are available in a text file here . They're also in the G...
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 co-authored by around 200 scientists from some of the world's top academic institutions surely must mean something, ...
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