Ancient Egyptian mummies as a genetic source to study ancient human history – What have we learned so far

In this post we present selected parts of the very interesting paper titled “Ancient Egyptian mummy genomes suggest an increase of Sub-Saharan African ancestry in post-Roman periods“, by Verena J. Schuenemann et al. Continue reading “Ancient Egyptian mummies as a genetic source to study ancient human history – What have we learned so far”

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Tarim Basin, Xinjiang, China; Studies on well preserved mummies reveal that they had origins in Europe, central/eastern Siberia and southern/western Asia

This post is a summary of information on the Tarim Basin mummies; research shows that admixture of Western and Eastern Eurasian populations must have taken place at some point deep into Antiquity. Continue reading “Tarim Basin, Xinjiang, China; Studies on well preserved mummies reveal that they had origins in Europe, central/eastern Siberia and southern/western Asia”

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