Nina Jablonski at AMNH’s SciCafe & Independent Evolution of Blond Hair

Yesterday evening I attended the American Museum of Natural History's SciCafe with guest speaker Nina Jablonski. She gave a talk about the evolution of skin. If you are a follower of this blog, you would know the genetics of skin color is one of my favorite topics. It has been a while since I have kept... Continue Reading →

Ancient Chilean Chicken May Not Be Of Polynesian Origin

It is coincidental that a regular Anthropology.net commenter, Terry, just posted a comment about last year's study on the origins of early American chicken because PNAS published a new paper on this topic today. Razib pointed out the link to the new paper, "Indo-European and Asian origins for Chilean and Pacific chickens revealed by mtDNA."... Continue Reading →

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