Armen Hovakimian has made a map were we can see the differences in the distribution of R1b and I2a2b in LBA-EIA period. Red is the R1b the blue is the I2a2b. As You can notice the I2a2b is more frequent in Sevan basin than elsewhere.
Monday, April 17, 2023
Saturday, April 8, 2023
A Brazilian team made a facial approximation ( reconstruction ) of the most ancient skeleton found in Egypt (~35.000 ybp ). You can see the result on the left picture. What attracted my attention is the eye shape (the epicanthic fold) which in my opinion looks somewhat similar to the reconstruction of Areni cave skull. Unfortunately there are so little reconstructions of very old West Asians to compare them. Was this widespread in the past or it is a software issue? If this reconstruction is correct then it means that my initial assumption about the unusual eye shape in Areni is related to northern admixture was not correct.
Sunday, April 2, 2023
The human genome has 3 billion "letters". But for scientific research and in commercial tests only a small subset of genes is used. From half a million to few millions. Ancient DNA can have even less "letters". Sometimes few dozen thousands. Nevertheless even this small number require complex methods for comparison.