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Latest Molecular anthropology Stories

2012-12-14 12:19:49

A University of Oklahoma-led study has demonstrated that ancient DNA can be used to understand ancient human microbiomes.

2009-06-04 12:18:35

Researchers at the University of Leeds have devised a more accurate method of dating ancient human migration – even when no corroborating archaeological evidence exists.

2004-11-25 03:00:20

The Y-chromosome is vital in the study of human evolution, writes Laoise Moore , winner of this year's 'Irish Times'/RIA biochemistry writing competition Our DNA connects us with the past.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.