Researchers have tracked evolutionary changes in lactose tolerance and skin color.
Tag Archives: Ancient History
Agriculture Linked to DNA Changes in Ancient Europe, New York Times
In a Tooth, DNA From Some Very Old Cousins, the Denisovans, New York Times
Researchers sequence 110,000-year-old DNA.
It’s 3,500 years old.
Teeth from China Reveal an Early Human Trek out of Africa, Scientific American
Oxford archaeologist says, “This is stunning, it’s major league.”
It’s the first ancient-African genome to be sequenced.
Maier ’17: The White Privilege of Cows, Brown Daily Herald
Editors at student newspaper denounce column on evolution and human difference.
Early Europeans Interbred with Neanderthals, Yahoo! News
Homo Sap and Neanderthal were interbreeding for at least 10,000 years.
He was an Indian despite the shape of his skull.
When Modern Eurasia Was Born, Phys Org
Study tries to answer whether it was a migration of people or ideas that created civilization.
How Europeans Evolved White Skin, Science Mag
It may have happened less than 8,000 years ago.
The British remain sons of the soil.
Western Europe, State Formation, and Genetic Pacification, Evolutionary Psychology Journal
New paper suggests whites may be genetically pacified.
Treasures inside are proof of trade between Mediterraneans and Celts.
East Asians have between 15 and 30 percent more Neanderthal DNA than Europeans.
55,000-year-old skull found in Israel resembles those of the first inhabitants of Europe.
Of those excavated, many have blonde or red hair.
First Europeans Weathered the Ice Age, Yahoo! News
36,000-year-old genome gives up its secrets.
From Ancient DNA, a Clearer Picture of Europeans Today, New York Times
In Central Europe lactose tolerance may have appeared only 3,100 years ago.
There’s Something About Teutonics, Those Who Can See
A fascinating study of what makes Northern Europe so attractive to immigrants.
Archeology: Evidence Scant for Ancient Muslims in America, Columbus Dispatch
This does not stop people claiming Muslims got here before Columbus.
Eugenics, the future of genetic research, and academic closemindedness.
Allows scientists to estimate Neanderthals and H. Sapiens interbred about 60,000 years ago.
Link Found in Genetic Connection Between Modern Europeans and Native Americans, Daily Mail (London)
Geneticists unravel some of them mystery of European origins.
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.