Posts Tagged ‘ancientdna0mg’

Is Ancient DNA Research Revealing New Truths — or Falling Into Old Traps? – The New York Times

March 1, 2019

has an interesting discussion of review process at Nature

It has not gone unnoticed that the stunning, magisterial sweep of genetic revisionism, on the one hand, and a genetic emphasis on radical prehistoric migrations, on the other, bear more than a little in common. Some anthropologists
and archaeologists accept this analogy with gallows humor. One told me that I should
model this article after the format of the standard Nature paper: “Ancient DNA Reveals Massive Population Turnovers in the Humanities,” she suggested as a title,
and proposed this as an abstract: “The aristocratic lab scientists arrived with their
superior technology and displaced the pre-existing researchers and their primitive
truth-implements and overcomplicated belief systems.

Serious challenges to its soundness were laid out during
Nature’s peer-review process. And yet, in a highly unusual move, the paper was accepted over the steadfast objections of two of the three peer reviewers on its anonymous panel. Confidential documents made available to me reveal deep concerns with the paper’s methods and its conclusions.

David Reich NYT op-ed

November 2, 2018

Opinion | How Genetics Is Changing Our Understanding of …
In 1942, the anthropologist Ashley Montagu published “Man’s Most Dangerous Myth: The Fallacy of Race,” an influential book that argued that race is a social concept with no genetic basis. A …

A Blended Family: Her Mother Was Neanderthal, Her Father Something Else Entirely – The New York Times

August 26, 2018

Corded Ware culture – Wikipedia

July 10, 2018

The term Corded Ware culture (German: Schnurkeramik-Kultur, Dutch: touwbekercultuur, French: ceramique cordée) was first introduced by the German archaeologist Friedrich Klopfleisch in 1883.[4] He named it after cord-like impressions or ornamentation characteristic of its pottery.[4] The term Single Grave culture comes from its burial custom, which consisted of inhumation under tumuli in a crouched position with various artifacts. Battle Axe culture, or Boat Axe culture, is named from its characteristic grave offering to males, a stone boat-shaped battle axe.[4]

Who We Are and How We Got Here by David Reich review – new findings from ancient DNA | Books | The Guardi an

July 10, 2018

Detection of human adaptation during the past 2000 years | Science

July 9, 2018

Evidence of widespread selection on standing variation in Europe at height-associated SNPs | Nature Genetics

July 9, 2018

Genome-wide association study identifies 74 loci associated with educational attainment | Nature

July 9, 2018

Selection against variants in the genome associated with educational attainment | PNAS

July 9, 2018

Radiocarbon dating – Wikipedia

July 9, 2018