Focusing on Polish and European population genetics and modern physical anthropology.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Modern-day Poles vs Bronze Age peoples of the East Baltic
Below are three of my staple Principal Component Analyses (PCA) featuring Baltic Bronze Age (Baltic_BA) samples from the recent Mittnik et a...
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
On the genomic history of North Eurasia (Triska et al. 2017)
Over at BMC Genetics at this LINK . The accompanying dataset is freely available here , although it includes less than 300K SNPs, so the ov...
Monday, June 19, 2017
Polish aDNA PCA
Below is a Principal Component Analysis (PCA) that I put together for an upcoming presentation on Polish ancient DNA (aDNA). The five RISE s...
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Shared maternal ancestry between Slavs and Germanics probably dates to the Metal Ages
Over at the Russian Journal of Genetics behind a paywall at this LINK . Emphasis is mine: Abstract: The structure and diversity of mitoch...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Globular Amphora people starkly different from Yamnaya people
The figure below is from the recent Mathieson et al. 2017 preprint; slightly edited to highlight the results of nine Globular Amphora Cultu...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Hints of deep genetic substructure in Iron Age Poland
A paper at Infection, Genetics and Evolution looks at the susceptibility to infectious diseases in two late Iron Age groups from Central P...
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Lipka Tatars vs Balto-Slavs
Huge difference in this ADMIXTURE bar graph from the recent Pankratov et al. paper between Lipka Tatars from Belarus and nearby Balts and S...
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Poles in the new Human Origins dataset
Harvard's Human Origins dataset is being updated with 238 new samples, including 23 from Poland (15 from Poznan in western Poland and 8 ...
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Ancient Polish admixture in Denmark
This ESHG 2016 presentation about Danish population structure is sure to be interesting. I wonder how the authors were able to discern anci...
Monday, March 21, 2016
Scandinavians in medieval Poland
The genetic evidence presented in this paper is underwhelming; a single, low resolution mtDNA haplogroup I haplotype that appears to be of ...
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