This has been done before using H. pylori as a model, but it is remarkable nonetheless to see how innovative researchers are in using different models to track human migration patterns... this time with HSV 1 or human simplex virus 1. For the study, which is published in the open access journal PLoS ONE, the... Continue Reading →

New Results On The Domestication Of Barley In Iran & Cattle In Turkey

Two papers have come out this week that refine our understanding of the agricultural revolution in the Neolithic Near East. The first is actually an advance copy, "Population Based Re-sequencing Reveals that the Flowering Time Adaptation of Cultivated Barley Originated East of the Fertile Crescent," published in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution, in which... Continue Reading →

The 2007 Annual Review of Anthropology

Yann tells us that the 2007 Annual Reveiw of Anthropology is out, and all the content is open access to boot! He's rounded up some interesting reviews. Here are mine, Çatalhöyük in the Context of the Middle Eastern Neolithic Ian Hodder This review aims to show how the new results from Çatalhöyük in central Turkey... Continue Reading →

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