All posts tagged with modern human origins

Quote: Two competing hypotheses

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A 2015 review paper on archaic human introgression by Fernando Racimo and coworkers has a wonderfully succinct summary of the modern human origins debate:

Link: Looking at the Misliya Cave maxilla

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Bruce Bower last week had a nice article about the new Misliya Cave dating in Science News: “An ancient jaw pushes humans’ African departure back in time”.

First Peoples: Asia, and Australia

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First Peoples continues tonight on PBS, with two episodes that focus on the dispersal of modern humans into Asia and Australia.

Coming: ‘First Peoples’ on PBS

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This month, PBS in the United States will be premiering a new five-part series on the origins and spread of modern humans around the world, called First Peop...

Notable: Selection on the human chin

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Notable paper: Pampush, James D. (2015) Selection played a role in the evolution of the human chin. Journal of Human Evolution (in press) doi:10.1016/j.jhev...

The Altai Neandertal

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It is notable that we now have evidence for interbreeding among every kind of hominin we have DNA from, and some we don’t.

Upcoming events: Wisconsin Science Festival

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I’ve had a very busy and interesting week at the European Society for Human Evolution meetings, and haven’t had a chance to update, and I’m on my way to Chic...

Templeton on modern human origins

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Alan Templeton has written a popular article in Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News about his work on the biogeography of modern human origins: “Revol...

ASHG notes on Gene Expression

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Razib Khan has started writing up his notes on this week’s conference of the American Society of Human Genetics: “Reflections on the evolution at ASHG 2012”....

Text-mining science

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There are many reasons why we should have an arXiv for human evolution, and this isn’t the most important one…but I really wish I could do this with the lite...

Multiregional evolution vs. Out of Africa

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It’s that time of the semester—exam time—and I’m getting a lot of questions from my students by e-mail. One of the most common questions is how to differenti...

Two recent bottleneck studies

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Note: I wrote this post in 2005. We know much more today about the population history of modern humans. This includes the bottleneck that led to the founding...