Freshly back from Vancouver, which I will be recapping later.
Here’s a first-pass pull of titles from the preliminary program of the 86th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in New Orleans (April 19, 2017–April 22, 2017), which I’m sorry to say I won’t be making.
Some of these were presented previously at SAA2017 or have already come out in journals/as preprints. … ⇒
I’m looking forward to the 82nd annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (Vancouver, BC, Canada: March 29–April 2, 2017) at the end of this month, which will be my first SAA.
This is a sprawling conference. I’ve spent a long while going through the entries and have highlighted some abstracts of special interest below — I’ll feature things that caught my eye from other domains of archaeology and non-human aDNA/proteome work in later posts. … ⇒
Mana Dembo, Davorka Radovčić, Heather M. Garvin, Myra F. Laird, Lauren Schroeder, Jill E. Scott, Juliet Brophy, Rebecca R. Ackermann, Chares M. Musiba, Darryl J. de Ruiter, Arne Ø. Mooers, Mark Collard
Journal of Human Evolution Vol. 97, August 2016: 17–26; doi:10.1016/j.jhevol.2016.04.008
Homo naledi is a recently discovered species of fossil hominin from South Africa. … ⇒
Upcoming presentation from SMBE 2016:
The genomic enigma of two Medieval North Africans (35210)
Torsten Günther, Cristina Valdiosera, Juan Carlos Vera-Rodríguez, Ricardo Rodriguez-Varela, Emma Svensson, Rafael M Martínez Sánchez, Rafael Carmona Ávila, Leonor Peña Chocarro, Guillem Pérez Jordà, Youssef Bokbot, Eneko Iriarte, Colin Smith, Mattias Jakobsson
The trans-Saharan gold and salt trade as well as the trans-Saharan slave trade played an important role in population movements connecting sub-Saharan and Mediterranean economies during the Middle Ages. … ⇒
Better late than never, some titles from the 68th annual meeting of The Anthropological Society of Nippon (Hamamatsu, Japan: Oct. 31–Nov. 3, 2014), with my comments. Abstracts (in Japanese but copyable into Google Translate) at the links below. Paleogenomic data from East Asia appears inbound.
O-1 古代日本列島人の核ゲノム解析（第 2 報）
Nuclear Genome Analysis of Ancient Japanese Archipelago Humans (Second report)
Hideaki KANZAWA-KIRIYAMA, Kirill KRYUKOV, Timothy JINAM, … ⇒
Interesting symposium currently in progress (Jan. 15–17, 2015) at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology.
Abstracts here. Some selections:
Robin Allaby, Using archaeogenomic and computational approaches to unravel the history of local adaptation in crops
Our understanding of the evolution of domestication has changed radically in the past ten years from a relatively simplistic rapid origin scenario to a protracted complex process. … ⇒