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posts tagged with "Holocene"
Link: A deep dive into Cahokia
A journalist participates in a dig to find out the secrets behind America's largest lost city.
13 Dec 2016
Third molar agenesis: a puzzling case of recent human evolution
A meta-analysis gives a picture of the frequency that people don't develop third molars in many populations globally.
03 Dec 2016
Lactase persistence in review
31 Jul 2013
Culture-gene coevolution and language
An argument that culture preceded genetic adaptation in language evolution
15 Jun 2013
My review of "Paleofantasy"
A new book by Marlene Zuk challenges some paleo advice mongers.
14 Mar 2013
Coprolite microbial ecology
A look within the gut microbiota of ancient Americans
28 Feb 2013
Recent evolution of coding variants
Probing the pattern of noncoding rare variation in whole exome data.
05 Dec 2012
01 May 2012
Selection for smaller brains in Holocene human evolution
Many human populations underwent reductions in endocranial capacity during the last 10,000 years, beyond the reduction expected from body size changes.
22 Aug 2011
The sign of four
16 Jun 2011
Spatial dispersal, parallel adaptation, and the "Stooge effect"
14 Oct 2010
Mailbag: The teacher who wouldn't believe in shrinking brains
15 Sep 2010
More on Tibet, demography and selection
06 Jul 2010
Fast selection in high altitude, but how fast?
02 Jul 2010
Humans still evolving...
25 Oct 2009
13 Oct 2009
End of the ice age, cored
28 Dec 2008
Weaknesses of evolution
06 Jun 2008
FOXP2 is really recent, it really did introgress (if it's not contamination)
18 Apr 2008
Why human evolution accelerated
I describe the background of our 2007 work on accelerating human evolution.
12 Dec 2007
EVOLUTION IS OVER...WATCH MORE TV
06 Sep 2007
04 Apr 2007
14 Nov 2006
Recent evolution and future evolution
10 Apr 2006
The rats of Easter Island
12 Mar 2006
Body size in Holocene southern Africa
13 Feb 2006
Paleodemographic correlates of population growth
15 Jan 2006
At least 10 percent of human genes under recent selection
23 Dec 2005
Diamond on skin color
23 May 2005
The origin and evolution of the Western diet
24 Mar 2005
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