All posts tagged with mtDNA migrations

Skeletons from the Himalayan lake

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Yesterday a fascinating story came out in Nature Communications about the skeletons of Roopkund Lake, in northern India: “Ancient DNA from the skeletons of R...

The H preparation

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Razib Khan comments on the current round of Henry Louis Gates ancestry programming: “Finding fake roots”, and “Reification is alright by me! Razib notes that...

Neolithic discontinuity in Hungary

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Dienekes comments on a new paper finding another strange mixture of haplotypes in Neolithic-era sample of mtDNA from central Europe (“Unexpected ancient mtDN...

The sign of four

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Gene Expression this morning is worth some thought, a post about the mtDNA of Andaman Islanders and their connections to mainland Asian populations. “Present...

Neolithic milk fog

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Razib points today to an article in Der Spiegel about the revival of folk migration as an explanation for the Neolithic in Europe. His post (“Vlkerwanderung ...

French Neolithic discontinuities

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Marie-France Deguilloux and colleagues Deguilloux:2010 present a short analysis of ancient mtDNA recovered from a Neolithic burial at Prissé-la-Charrière, be...

Time to revise the mtDNA timescale?

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Krzysztof Cyran and Marek Kimmel (2010) have presented a revised set of estimates of the human mtDNA most recent common ancestor (MRCA). It’s an interesting...

The other story about the mammoth DNA

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I got to writing about a story a couple of years ago, and then stalled out. That happens every so often – remember, most of my research-related entries are m...

Genetics and archaeology, 2

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I’ve just received the book, Climate Change in Prehistory: The End of the Reign of Chaos, by William Burroughs. I’ll be reading it and reviewing it during th...

SNPs and culture history

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Razib lists a taxonomy of culture-gene historical scenarios. Real worked examples for several of these would be worthwhile.

Genes and archaeology

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Current Biology has released a special issue titled “Global genetic history of Homo sapiens”. There is much of interest in this issue, with seven papers, mos...

The Finnish line

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A new paper by Jukka Palo and colleagues investigates the population history of Finland:

When history gets complicated

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Razib posts some thoughts on how the study of human migration history has gotten more and more complex during the last fifteen years.

Neandertals and bears

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For most of their prehistory, humans were highly mobile hunter-gatherers. We can expect that Neandertals were also highly mobile, at least compared to sedent...