Discrepancy Between Cranial & mtDNA Data Of Early Americans Or Sample Size?

There's an interesting discussion brewing about on Dienekes' Anthropology Blog about the ancestral discord between the genetics and craniometric traits of native American populations. I wanted to point it out to all in case you don't subscribe to Dienekes. The discussion revolves around a rather new PLoS One paper addressing the observation that while native... Continue Reading →

More Older, Maybe Even The Earliest, Dates For The Occupation Of South America

Dienekes briefly introduced a new paper which attempted to reassess the age of the earliest human settlements in southern Chile and Argentina through radiocarbon dating. This is an important anthropological paper since the dates on peopling of Americas are being pushed back further and further. You may remember the seaweed analysis from Monte Verde, Chile... Continue Reading →

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