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Populations along the eastern Mediterranean coast share a genetic heritage that transcends nationality

May 16, 2017
A new study reveals a genetic continuity and adds new aspects to the debate on the diffusion of the Indo-European languages. [more]
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Precision chronology sheds new light on the origins of Mongolia’s nomadic horse culture

April 11, 2017
MPI research suggests that nomadic horse culture can trace its roots back more than 3000 years in the eastern Eurasian Steppes, in the territory of modern Mongolia. [more]
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MPI-SHH supports March For Science

March 27, 2017
The Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena (Germany) is pleased to announce its role as an official partner with the March For Science. [more]
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Aboriginal hair shows 50,000 years connection to country

March 08, 2017
DNA in hair samples collected from Aboriginal people across Australia in the early to mid-1900s has revealed that populations have been continuously present in the same regions for up to 50,000 years – soon after the peopling of Australia. [more]
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Persistent tropical foraging in the highlands of terminal Pleistocene/Holocene New Guinea

February 06, 2017
Foraging lifestyles persisted in New Guinean tropical forest environments even after the advent of farming 8,000 years ago [more]
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Computational methods applied to big datasets are compelling tools for historical linguistics

February 06, 2017
Latest study reveals 89% success-rate of computational detection of word relationships across language families [more]
 
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