Focusing on ancient population genomics
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
The Bacho Kiro surprise (Hajdinjak et al. 2021)
Over at Nature at this LINK . The paper focuses on Neanderthal ancestry in Initial Upper Paleolithic (IUP) humans from what is now Bulgaria...
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Against the conventional wisdom
I've read some very strange theories over the years trying to explain who was responsible for the so called Caucasus/Iranian-related anc...
Monday, March 29, 2021
Khvalynsk is now out of the picture
The population associated with the Khvalynsk culture was not ancestral to the Yamnaya people. Archeologist David Anthony says so HERE . So w...
Friday, March 26, 2021
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Sunday, March 14, 2021
How the Shirenzigou nomads became Proto-Tocharians
A couple of years ago, the authors of a paper about a group of Iron Age nomads from the site of Shirenzigou, in the eastern Tian Shan, made ...
Saturday, February 13, 2021
The Uralic cline with kra001 - no projection this time
A whole lot of nonsense was posted online, often by people who should've known better, after I claimed that kra001 was a solid proxy for...
Friday, February 5, 2021
Finally, a proto-Uralic genome
Obviously, genes don't speak languages, people do. But sometimes it's possible to associate a linguistic group with a very specific ...
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
The great shift
Here's a Principal Component Analysis (PCA) featuring some of the ancients from the recent Saag et al. paper at Science Advances . To s...
Sunday, January 17, 2021
A tantalizing link
A new paper at PLoS ONE reports on the first human genomes reliably associated with the Single Grave culture (SGC). They were sequenced fr...
That old chestnut: Northeast vs Northwest Euros
In the last comment thread reader Greg put forth this question: David, when are you going to explain the genetic discrepancy between Nort...
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