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A masters student's journey through the world of Ancient Egypt, Ancient History and Academia.

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via Ancient DNA reveals role of Near East and Egypt in cat domestication – HeritageDaily – Heritage & Archaeology News

The first genome data from ancient Egyptian mummies – The Archaeology News Network

The study, published in Nature Communications, found that modern Egyptians share more ancestry with Sub-Saharan Africans than ancient Egyptians did, whereas ancient Egyptians were found to be most closely related to ancient people from the Near East.

via The first genome data from ancient Egyptian mummies – The Archaeology News Network

The Archaeology News Network: Genetics reveal 50,000 years of independent history of aboriginal Australian people

The first complete sequences of the Y chromosomes of Aboriginal Australian men have revealed a deep indigenous genetic history tracing all the way back to the initial settlement of the continent 50,000 years ago, according to a study published in the journal Current Biology today.

via The Archaeology News Network: Genetics reveal 50,000 years of independent history of aboriginal Australian people.

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