Category Archives: Mangani

Let’s Get Small

I said earlier than it seemed likely that archaic hominid living in special environments, for a long time (sometimes more than a million years) inevitably developed high-quality adaptations to those environments, and since such alleles are easily transmitted, modern humans … Continue reading

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Archaic admixture – what is it good for ?

It now looks as if everyone outside of sub-Saharan African has two or three percent Neanderthal ancestry. Australoids have, in addition,  somewhat more Denisovan admixture, while Pygmies and Bushmen  have a couple percent admixture from an unknown, very divergent African … Continue reading

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The Jermyn Program (Part II)

The general idea of the Jermyn Program is that existing races recapitulate the hominid subspecies circa 100 thousand years ago.  Back then, we had anatomically modern humans (AMH) in some fraction of subSaharan Africa and the Levant,  another unknown but … Continue reading

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The Jermyn Program (Part I)

( originally in Gene Expression) The Jermyn Program Posted by gcochran on May 11, 2010 With the detection of Neanderthal admixture in Eurasians (Green et al), evidence for two admixture events in an upcoming paper from Jeffrey Long’s group (probably … Continue reading

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