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Early human occupation of a maritime desert, Barrow Island, North-West Australia

The dietary breadth of both arid zone terrestrial fauna and marine species increases after the Last Glacial Maximum and significantly so by the mid-Holocene. The cave is abandoned by 6.8 ka when the island becomes increasingly distant from the mainland coast.

2017-10-19T11:26:56+00:00 October 19th, 2017|

Best practice recommendations for the establishment of a national DNA identification program for missing persons: a global perspective

I will translate key Fellowship findings into practical recommendations for the establishment of a national DNA identification program based on international best practice that will be applicable for any country considering implementing a DNA-led MP program.

2017-10-19T09:41:09+00:00 October 19th, 2017|

Genetic characterization of four Brazilian states with 25 Yfiler®Plus markers

The genetic composition of Brazil is known to vary through 5 geopolitical regions: South, Southeast, North, Northeast and Central-west. Therefore, for this study, samples from Maranhão, Espírito Santo, São Paulo and Rio Grande do Sul were characterized for the Y-STR markers present in YfilerPlus kit, to evaluate if diversity increases with the enlargement of the Yfiler set, and if significant differences exists among populations.

2017-10-19T07:23:06+00:00 October 19th, 2017|

Messinian age and savannah environment of the possible hominin Graecopithecus from Europe

For the Graecopithecus-bearing Pikermi Formation of Attica/Greece, a saline aeolian dust deposit of North African (Sahara) provenance, we obtain an age of 7.37–7.11 Ma, which is coeval with a dramatic cooling in the Mediterranean region at the Tortonian-Messinian transition.

2017-10-18T15:46:53+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

Is there a Finno-Ugric component in the gene pool of Russians from Yaroslavl oblast? Evidence from Y-chromosome

The Upper Volga region was an area of contacts of Finno-Ugric, Slavic, and Scandinavian speaking populations in the 8th–10th centuries AD. However, their role in the formation of the contemporary gene pool of the Russian population of the region is largely unknown. To answer this question, we studied four populations of Yaroslavl oblast (N = 132) by a wide panel of STR and SNP markers of the Y-chromosome.

2017-10-16T15:37:10+00:00 October 16th, 2017|

An unexpected case in the prehistory of the Iberian Peninsula: Biogeographical origin analysis through mitochondrial DNA

We have determined the mitochondrial haplotype (A73G T16172C C16223T G16257A C16261T) on a Bronze Age Individual from an archaeological site located in Alaejos (Valladolid, Central Spain).

2017-10-15T17:13:45+00:00 October 15th, 2017|