Geneticists unravel some of them mystery of European origins.
Tag Archives: Ancient History
Link Found in Genetic Connection Between Modern Europeans and Native Americans, Daily Mail (London)
Modern humans arrived in Europe earlier than previously thought.
New Study Offers Clues to Swift Arctic Extinction, New York Times
What killed off the Dorset people?
The Kennewick Man Finally Freed to Share His Secrets, Smithsonian Magazine
Anthropologists battled Indians and the government for the right to study the 9,000-year-old skeleton.
8,000-Year-Old Mutation Key to Human Life at High Altitudes, Medical Xpress
A single base pair mutation adjusts red blood cell production in Tibetans.
Saharan Remains May Be Evidence of First Race War, 13,000 Years Ago, Independent (London)
Whites may have killed blacks with arrows.
Admixture with Denisovans gave Tibetans a special gene that regulates the number of red blood cells.
Race Has a Biological Basis. Racism Does Not, Wall Street Journal
Nicholas Wade answers his critics.
Stretch Genes, New York Review of Books
Reviewer of Wade book: race “is an especially dangerous subject.”
The Troublesome Ignorance of Nicholas Wade, Huffington Post
The kind of objections we expected from anthropologists.
Book Review: ‘A Troublesome Inheritance’ by Nicholas Wade, Wall Street Journal
Charles Murray praises this important book.
It was extinction by miscegenation.
This may explain why Australian Aborigines are so different from other groups.
A piece of Africa came along with North America when the continents split.
Black/white differences also included.
There was a different lactose-tolerance mutation in Africa from that of Europe.
Europeans were darker-skinned 5,000 years ago.
Some ancestors of the 12,600-year-old Montana skeleton probably lived in present-day Germany.
The oldest genome found in the New World is ancestor to 80 percent of American Indians.
Fascinating map explains genetic consequences of historic events.
Genes from two groups help Tibetans survive at high altitudes.
Europeans Returned to Africa 3,000 Years Ago, Tribal DNA Reveals, Daily Mail (London)
There is some Spanish and Italian admixture in isolated East African tribes.
The Little Bit of Neanderthal in All of Us, New York Times
Some Neanderthal genes affecting skin and hair are common in non-Africans.
Light skin may have spread later than we think.
Whites share a gene mutation for light skin with some Middle Easterners and Indians.
Amerindians and Hispanics are most likely to have the variant.
Nicholas Wade’s book–to be released in May–is sure to cause a huge stink.
“Neanderthals show some of the lowest genetic diversity of any life form studied.”
Baffling 400,000-Year-Old Clue to Human Origins, New York Times
Human lineage gets more complicated.
Body found in Siberia is evidence Europeans and East Asians mixed before traveling to America.
We’ve known about Neanderthal and Denisovan mixture, but now there is evidence of a new crossing.
Dog Ancestors Were Ice Age Man’s Best Friend, Telegraph (London)
Dogs first tamed in Europe, not Asia, as previously thought.
White Apocalypse Republished, Special to AR News
Adventure novel explores the Solutrean Hypothesis.
Ancient DNA Links Native Americans with Europe, Science Mag
Indians acquired some of their European admixture at least 24,000 years ago.
3D Printing Brings Ancient Egyptians to Life, Rapid Ready Tech
They do not look African.
Barack Obama honors “our rich Nordic-American heritage.”
How Did Blonde Whites Arrive in Peru Before Columbus?, Special to AR News
When the conquistadors arrived in the Andes, they were amazed by the light-skinned “Chachapoya.”
Who were more advanced: early modern humans or Neanderthals?
Tracing the origins of Northern Europeans’ ability to drink milk.
Our most recent common ancestor goes back further than we thought.
Not Africans, as some have claimed.
Why Did European DNA Suddenly Change 4,000 Years Ago?, Daily Mail (London)
There was a major genetic shift but researchers don’t understand the cause or the consequences.
You have to look back 338,000 years to find a common ancestor between his and other known human Y chromosomes.
Are the races just a bit different after all?
When Did Humans Come to the Americas?, Smithsonian
Some researchers say Europeans made the trek more than 20,000 years ago.