Were The Americas Settled Twice?

A team of paleoanthropologists report in PLoS One analyzed the skulls of several dozen 11,000 year old Paleoamericans and compared them to the skulls of more than 300 1,000 year old Amerindians. They concluded that based on the morphology, there were two distinct waves of colonizers from Asia. While we know from a couple genetic... Continue Reading →

Inuk’s Ancestry: The 4,000 Year-Old Paleo-Eskimo Genome

Hi all, this is Kambiz. I'm resurfacing to share with you a new Peopling of the America's research that peeked my interests. The Nature paper is titled, "Ancient human genome sequence of an extinct Palaeo-Eskimo." The preserved nuclear DNA of a 4,000-year-old man's tuft of hair, found out of Greenland's permafrost, has been sequenced and... Continue Reading →

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