Category Archives: Neanderthals

All One Species ?

There is a new paper about a recently discovered skull from Dmanisi, Georgia, an early Homo erectus.  Compared with a set of other erectus skulls from the same area and from about the same time, it looks as if this … Continue reading

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What’s the catch?

if someone were to try to create a Neanderthal a few years from now, starting with ancient DNA, they’d have to have worry a lot about data errors, because such errors would translate into mutations, which might be harmful or … Continue reading

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Fascinatin’ rhythm

At the recent SMBE meeting in Dublin, there was an interesting talk (judging from the abstract) about archaic genes in modern humans.  The  authors were Sriram Sankararaman, Nick Patterson, Swapan Mallick,, Svante Paabo, and David Reich. They believe that they … 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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