Tianyuan Man Genome Reveals The Nuances of Asian Prehistory

A new study in Current Biology analyzed the entire genome of the Tianyuan man who was found near Beijing, China and lived around 40,000 years ago. The Tianyuan man's genome marks the earliest ancient DNA from East Asia, but this is not the first time we have studied Tianyuan's genes. In 2013 paper in PNAS,... Continue Reading →

Erik Trinkhaus, Tianyuan 1 and Sunghir 1, and the Earliest ‘Evidence’ of Footwear

Erik Trinkhaus published a study, along with Hong Shang, in the July issue of the Journal of Archaeological Science on what they consider the earliest evidence of footwear of modern humans. The paper is titled, "Anatomical evidence for the antiquity of human footwear: Tianyuan and Sunghir." They compared and contrasted the morphology of a couple... Continue Reading →

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