World’s Oldest DNA—Scientists Uncover Forest Full of Mastodons
In a region known as Peary Land at the northern tip of Greenland, researchers uncovered an ancient ecosystem containing two-million-year-old DNA—the world's oldest known thus far. The area is now nothing but a polar desert. However, it once was home...
DNA Shows Native Americans Have Origin in Western Eurasia
A recent DNA research on the bones of a boy who lived along the shores of Lake Baikal in Siberia shows that one-third of his genome was that of Western Eurasians, prompting scientists to conclude that Native Americans share...
Scientists Save Face of Buried Connecticut Vampire
Wielding DNA evidence, a mystery of long ago has been solved. Scientists saved the face of a buried Connecticut vampire. The actual man, who was accused of being a vampire, had a name—John Barber. Barber's skull suggests he had...
Arab DNA Shows Route of Early Human Migration From Africa
Recent studies on Arab DNA confirmed what researchers have believed for many years but hadn't been able to prove definitively. Testing suggests that ancient Arabia indeed served as a "cornerstone" for early human migration out of Africa. In the largest-ever...
Humans and Neanderthals Cohabitated in Europe, New Study Finds
Neanderthals and humans cohabitated in Europe for over two thousand years according to a new study. They may have even bred together and exchanged ideas. This is the finding of Swedish paleogeneticist Svante Paabo, who won the Nobel Prize last...
New DNA Analysis Redirects the Cradle of Indo-Europeans, Sheds Light on Proto-Greeks
A new DNA analysis, published on Thursday, August 26th, on 777 ancient genomes from across the so-called Southern Arc, namely Southern Europe and West Asia, redirects the cradle of Indo-Europeans and sheds light on the Proto-Greek prehistoric past. By Dimosthenis Vasiloudis As...
Today’s Greeks Are Like Those of 2,000 BC Researchers Find
An anthropological DNA research project which sequenced the genes of ancient populations found that modern Greeks are genetically similar.
Greek Ancestry and Genealogy Conference Offered Online
Greek Ancestry and the Hellenic Genealogy Geek are sponsoring the second annual online conference on Greek genealogy later this month, viewable for free on YouTube. Taking place on January 29 to 30, 2022, the conference will offer invaluable insights and techniques...