5,700 Year Old Chewing Gum Reveals Insights On Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherer Life in Denmark

Theis Jensen, a bioarchaeologist at the University of Copenhagen, and colleagues, published a report in Nature Communications about a the finding of a South Danish Neolithic woman’s complete genome and oral microbiome from a piece of birch tar she chewed. This isn't the first time this was line of evidence was used, nor the oldest,... Continue Reading →

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 →

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