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. … ⇒
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. … ⇒