Eastern United States region; one of the world’s independent centers of domestication

Between approximately 11,000 and 5,000 years ago, human societies in many different regions of the world brought a wide range of different species of plants and animals under domestication, marking the initial emergence of food production economies and the beginning of one of the major transitions in human history. Continue reading “Eastern United States region; one of the world’s independent centers of domestication”

The Tianyuan Cave man; the earliest (40,000 yBP) ancient DNA from East Asia and what we have learned from it

The biological makeup of humans in East Asia is shaping up to be a very complex story, with greater diversity and more distant contacts than previously known, according to a  study analyzing the genome of a man that died in the Tianyuan Cave near Beijing, China 40,000 years ago. Continue reading “The Tianyuan Cave man; the earliest (40,000 yBP) ancient DNA from East Asia and what we have learned from it”

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