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Decoding Avar society

Archaeogenetics

Using ancient DNA and archaeological evidence to unravel the kinship, social practices and transformations of early medieval steppe groups in Europe

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Fieldwork and ancient DNA research in Nepal

Archaeogenetics

Researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI-EVA) in Leipzig, Germany, present the results of 15 years of archaeogenetic…

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Liver steatosis in ancient and modern humans

Archaeogenetics

Ancient genomes show that the main genetic variant responsible for fatty liver diseases dates back to beyond the split from Neanderthals

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Ancient genomes reveal Down Syndrome in past societies

Archaeogenetics

Burials show that children with Down Syndrome and Edwards Syndrome were recognized as members of their communities

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Thailand’s Iron Age Log Coffin culture

Archaeogenetics

Ancient DNA helps researchers elucidate the structure of a prehistoric community from Southeast Asia

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Ancient relatives

Archaeogenetics

New computational tool detects up to second to third degree cousins using ancient genomes

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Research award for Christina Warinner

Archaeogenetics

Shanghai Archaeology Forum honors Christina Warinner with 2023 Research Award

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DNA from the past

Archaeogenetics

Limestone serves as a repository of microbial genetic information

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Dairy Cultures: the Science of Mongolian Heritage

Archaeogenetics

Exhibit opens today at the Natural History Museum in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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Ötzi: dark skin, bald head, Anatolian ancestry

Archaeogenetics

Research team used advanced sequencing technology to analyze Ötzi’s genome to obtain a more accurate picture of the Iceman’s appearance and genetic…

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Family trees from the European Neolithic

Archaeogenetics

Scientists gain insights into the social behaviour of a Neolithic community

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Dynamic interaction zone between farmers and pastoralists

Archaeogenetics

Genetic study finds early evidence for contact between late farming groups and early pastoralists in the northwestern Black Sea region

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A journey towards dignity

Archaeogenetics

Restoring the 'Sutherland Nine' to their community

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Reviving Stone Age molecules

Archaeogenetics

Scientists are rebuilding microbial natural products up to 100,000 years old using dental calculus of humans and Neanderthals

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Ancient DNA reveals the multiethnic structure of Mongolia’s first nomadic empire

Archaeogenetics

The Xiongnu dominated the Eurasian steppes two millennia ago and foreshadowed the rise of the Mongol Empire

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Beethoven’s genome

Archaeogenetics

Scientists have sequenced the composer’s genome using five genetically matching hair locks

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Oldest human genome from southern Spain

Archaeogenetics

A human genome from the Ice Age refuge in southern Spain

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Ice Age Survivors

Archaeogenetics

Large-scale genomic analysis documents the migrations of Ice Age hunter-gatherers over a period of 30,000 years – they took shelter in Western Europe…

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Marriage in Minoan Crete

Archaeogenetics

New archaeogenetic data allow exciting insights into the social order of the Aegean Bronze Age

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Ancient DNA from medieval Germany tells the origin story of Ashkenazi Jews

Archaeogenetics

Research team analyzed genome-wide data for 33 Jewish individuals from 14th century Erfurt, Germany

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