All posts tagged with China

Link: Legendary Bronze Age Chinese flood

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Annalee Newitz describes a study in Science that examines a semi-legendary flood at the dawn of Chinese civilization, which turns out to have been a real eve...

The hominin invasion of China

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Earlier this month, Scientific Reports included an article by Hong Ao and colleagues reporting a date for the Shangshazui archaeological locality in the Nihe...

Mailbag: North and South China

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I read with interest your post on: http://johnhawks.net/weblog/reviews/neandertals/pigmentation/neandertal-introgression-1000-genomes-style-2011.html

Panda gestion

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Here’s a story that showed up in my feed this morning: “Prehistoric man ate panda, claims scientist”.

Real cave people

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The LA Times has an interesting article about modern cave life in Shaanxi: “In China, millions make themselves at home in caves”.

Asian Homo erectus

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Homo erectus entered Asia as early as 1.8 million years ago. One of the earliest specimens of the species is the Modjokerto skull, from Java. The spread of t...

The diet of Gigantopithecus

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Gigantopithecus has often been described as a bamboo eater, based on analogy with another kind of large herbivore in China, the giant panda. Giant pandas hav...

Meet Gigantopithecus

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Gigantopithecus blacki was, as its name implies, a gigantic ape from the Pleistocene of China. Its remains consist only of teeth and jaws, but these are of a...

Open every box

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Fascinating: “Unique Canine Tooth from ‘Peking Man’ Found in Swedish Museum Collection”

Zhirendong puts the chin in China

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A 100,000-year-old modern human from China? That’s the claim made by Liu and colleagues Liu:Zhirendong:2010, who report on a mandible and isolated teeth from...

Quote: Boyd on New World pigmentation clines

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I’m using some statistics out of William Boyd’s 1956 printing of Genetics and the Races of ManBoyd:1956. It gives a good accounting of blood group data known...

Migration thinking

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Murray Cox and Michael Hammer have a short commentary piece in the current BMC Biology, titled, “A question of scale: Human migrations writ large and small” ...

More on Tibet, demography and selection

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My post about the Tibetan high altitude selection story last Friday summarized the research and included some criticism of the demographic model applied in t...

Pigment controller OCA2

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Razib: “OCA2 makes East Asians white and Europeans blue.”He discusses a study out of Esteban Parra’s lab in PLoS Genetics (open access), which characterizes ...

It came from Guangxi

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Science journalist Richard Stone writes in the current Science about new Late Pleistocene skeletal remains from Guangxi: “Signs of Early Homo sapiens in Chin...