The Great Southern Migration Theory: Some Thoughts on Y-hap T and Boating Technology – by Terry Toohill

The Wikipedia entry for Y-chromosome haplogroup T claims: “The distribution of haplogroup T in most parts of Europe is spotty or regionalized”. As it is through much of the rest of the world. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haplogroup_T_(Y-DNA) However from the map at Wiki we can see that Y-hap T is largely distributed along coastlines and up major river... Continue Reading →

On mtDNA diversity within Africa, before the out of Africa migrations

Dienekes, Blaine, Razib, and Simon have all chimed in introducing us to a new paper from the American Journal of Human Genetics. It seems like a really interesting one, one that takes mtDNA to construct a phylogeny used to investigate what was happening to early Homo sapiens genetic diversity and populations within Africa. This study... Continue Reading →

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