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22 10, 2014

Man’s genome from 45,000 years ago is reconstructed

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From NY Times: Scientists have reconstructed the genome of a man who lived 45,000 years ago, by far the oldest genetic record ever obtained from modern humans. The research, published on Wednesday in the journal Nature, provided new clues to the expansion of modern humans from Africa about 60,000 years ago, when they moved into Europe and Asia.

And the genome, extracted from a fossil thighbone found in Siberia, added strong support to a provocative hypothesis: Early humans interbred with Neanderthals. · Go to Man’s genome from 45,000 years ago is reconstructed →

4 12, 2013

Rock shelter evidence shows Neanderthals organised their living spaces

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From Past Horizons: Scientists have found that Neanderthals organised their living spaces in ways that would be familiar to modern humans, a discovery that once again shows similarities between these two close cousins. · Go to Rock shelter evidence shows Neanderthals organised their living spaces →

6 09, 2013

An absolute chronology for early Egypt using radiocarbon dating and Bayesian statistical modelling

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From Royal Society Publishing: The Egyptian state was formed prior to the existence of verifiable historical records. Conventional dates for its formation are based on the relative ordering of artefacts. This approach is no longer considered sufficient for cogent historical analysis. Here, we produce an absolute chronology for Early Egypt by combining radiocarbon and archaeological evidence within a Bayesian paradigm. Our data cover the full trajectory of Egyptian state formation and indicate that the process occurred more rapidly than previously thought. We provide a timeline for the First Dynasty of Egypt of generational-scale resolution that concurs with prevailing archaeological analysis and produce a chronometric date for the foundation of Egypt that distinguishes between historical estimates. · Go to An absolute chronology for early Egypt using radiocarbon dating and Bayesian statistical modelling →

16 08, 2012

The human family tree: 10 Adams and 18 Eves

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From NY Times: The book of Genesis mentions three of Adam and Eve's children: Cain, Abel and Seth. But geneticists, by tracing the DNA patterns found in people throughout the world, have now identified lineages descended from 10 sons of a genetic Adam and 18 daughters of Eve. The human genome is turning out to be a rich new archive for historians and prehistorians, one whose range extends from recent times to the dawn of human existence. · Go to The human family tree: 10 Adams and 18 Eves →

16 08, 2012

DNA gatherers hit snag: Tribes don’t trust them

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From NY Times: The National Geographic Society’s multimillion-dollar research project to collect DNA from indigenous groups around the world in the hopes of reconstructing humanity’s ancient migrations has come to a standstill on its home turf in North America. At issue is whether scientists who need DNA from aboriginal populations to fashion a window on the past are underselling the risks to present-day donors. Geographic origin stories told by DNA can clash with long-held beliefs, threatening a world view some indigenous leaders see as vital to preserving their culture. · Go to DNA gatherers hit snag: Tribes don’t trust them →

10 04, 2011

New research points to earlier human migration out of Africa, 125,000 years ago

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From Washington Post: For decades, the consensus scientific opinion has held that anatomically modern humans first migrated out of Africa some 60,000 years ago, heading north into the eastern Mediterranean region and then on to Europe and Asia. But new research released in January 2011 paints a very different picture. Similarly identifiable humans left Africa as early as 125,000 years ago, it says, and wandered east into the Arabian peninsula, parts of which were then wet and lush. From there, the researchers report in a paper in the journal Science, the people who may well have been our true ancestors later headed north and on into Eurasia. · Go to New research points to earlier human migration out of Africa, 125,000 years ago →

16 11, 2010

Ancient DNA indicates farmers, not just farming, spread west

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From Genographica: Genographic Project scientists published a study today in the journal PLoS Biology revealing the complex genetic changes that occurred in early European populations. Studying mitochondrial DNA, the researchers analyzed human remains at one of the first farming sites in Europe, from a well-documented archaeological site in Germany inhabited around 5500-5000 BC. Lead author and Genographic Post Doc Wolfgang Haak said: "Our results reveal that the first farmers in Europe were indeed invaders with revolutionary new ideas, rather than populations of Stone Age hunter-gatherers who already existed in the area." · Go to Ancient DNA indicates farmers, not just farming, spread west →

11 06, 2010

RSA animates Jeremy Rifkin’s The Empathic Civilization

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Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has shaped our development and our society.

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