The Genetics & Linguistics Of Central Asia

Both Razib and Dienekes have reviewed a paper on the population genetics of Central Asian peoples. To make sense of Central Asian ancestry has been challenging, to say the least. In particular, the problem is compounded by nomadic peoples without much written history nor uncovered archaeological record. What we do have are the linguistic, physical features,... Continue Reading →

Whoa, Neandertals were in Uzbekistan and Siberia

Thanks to the very helpful readers who have sent me a copy of the latest from Pääbo and crew, “Neanderthals in central Asia and Siberia.” I've read it, and it is a pretty good paper with solid methods. This study is important because it compliments paleoanthropology with molecular biology to fill in discrepancies with using... Continue Reading →

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