Mycenaean Greek Y DNA from continental part of Greece and a Minoan Y DNA from Crete. Sources are Lazaridis 2022 and Skourtanioti 2023.
Monday, November 20, 2023
Saturday, November 18, 2023
Ethnicity and Y DNA. The Hamshen (Hemshin) Armenians as a case example
Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Kur-Araxian samples from modern Armenia modeled by Nareg Asatrian with qpadm. All models have p value higher than 0.05. It's evident that there was a substructure in the autosomes which could indicate different languages. One interesting subject for the future would be to try to find a correlation between burial rites and genes.
Sunday, November 12, 2023
Urartu and the Armenian nation
Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Tarim basin mummies represents a group of ancient mysterious populations that lived in north west of China
Tarim basin mummies represents a group of ancient mysterious populations that lived in north west of China. They were pastoralists ( ~2000-100BC), and had a peculiar culture. Mummification was natural rather than hand made. The most surprising are their phenotypes, which was predominantly Caucasoid ( or Europoid ). Some mummies from later periods had Mongoloid admixture but they were found from more eastern regions. See the map for the location.
Monday, November 6, 2023
A Chinese study on bread wheat DNA shows that the initial homeland of domesticated wheat was in South West of Caspian.
A Chinese study on bread wheat DNA shows that the initial homeland of domesticated wheat was in South West of Caspian. This is the Chinese way to pinpoint the region of historic Armenia. Large number of wheat specimens were taken from Turkey also from South Caucasus, Iran and Iraq.
Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Frequently users ask the same question. Why samples from Levant, Iran, Anatolia and Caucasus are used to model ancient and modern samples from Armenia, if ancient samples from Armenia are alrwady available.