An undisturbed elite tomb discovered in ancient Armageddon is replete with gold offerings—and the promise of unlocking secrets with DNA analysis.
New genetic research reveals the complex demographic history of Vanuatu, explaining how Austronesian languages were retained throughout its history despite near-total replacement of early Austronesian-Lapita with Papuan ancestry.
(Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) The study, published in Nature Ecology & Evolution and led by a multidisciplinary research team at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, reveals that migrations...Show More Summary
Researchers analyzed the genomes of several elephant species. They found that ancient DNA could be a viable tool to save today's threatened animals.
Second largest ancient DNA study provides insight into the arrival of the first farmers to Europe and their interactions with hunter-gatherers.
Ancient genome analysis leaves horse ancestry as one giant question mark
Researchers from the French National Center for Scientific Research used DNA analysis to find that 'wild' horses were domesticated in ancient Kazakhstan 5,500 years ago
Two University of Wyoming researchers contributed to a new study in which DNA of ancient skeletal remains of people from southeastern Europe were used to determine migration patterns across Europe during prehistoric times. The post New research sheds light on prehistoric human migration in europe appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.
Scientists once could reconstruct humanity's distant past only from the mute testimony of ancient settlements, bones, and artefacts. The post Ancient DNA tells tales of humans’ migrant history appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.
DNA is a persistent molecule. Genome sequencing is possible for creatures as ancient as mummies and mammoths. But the messenger RNA (mRNA) molecules that translate a gene’s information into a specific protein are more ephemeral, wax...
The people who built Stonehenge were completely replaced by Central Europeans.
Scientists once could reconstruct humanity's distant past only from the mute testimony of ancient settlements, bones, and artifacts.
Largest ancient DNA study tracks the spread of 'Beaker' pottery
(Howard Hughes Medical Institute) Fueled by advances in analyzing DNA from the bones of ancient humans, scientists have dramatically expanded the number of samples studied -- revealing vast and surprising migrations and genetic mixing of populations in our prehistoric past.
At least 90% of the ancestry of Britons was replaced by a wave of migrants, who arrived about 4,500 years ago, say researchers The largest ever study on ancient DNA has shown that Britain was changed forever by the arrival of the Beaker...Show More Summary
By sequencing DNA in a 1,000-year-old tooth, researchers were able to find genetic matches between ancient and living populations in the Caribbean.
A new DNA study explores where the extinct Taino came from and where they went.
Ancient bird poop is surprisingly good at giving answers.
In the paranormal business, the cure for a slow news day is to see what’s cooking in Peru. Last week, we had the truck driver plowing his vehicle over the ancient Nazca lines, destroying portions of these famous and unexplained geoglyphs in the name of avoiding to pay a toll. It’s been a while since... Read more »