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February 04, 2003

The Genetic Legacy of the Mongols

New article up in pdf format on the descendents of Genghis Khan.

Posted by razib at 04:53 PM

How fun! I can't wait for the day in the not-to-distant future when we have a fairly solid map of the geographical expansion of humanity.

The "Silk Road" (one of them, at any rate) fits neatly atop the distribution in the lower part of Figure 2.

Posted by: jim cooley at February 4, 2003 06:18 PM

PDF! Spare us. I always ignore those slow-loading monstrosoties and I doubt that I am alone.

Posted by: John Ray at February 5, 2003 06:01 AM

PDF does take a while - but a lot of the really good, crunchy academic material is in that format. You're missing out!

Posted by: bbartlog at February 5, 2003 10:30 AM

I interviewed the lead author of the study and my UPI article on this will be out soon.

Posted by: Steve Sailer at February 5, 2003 09:52 PM

Steve's article about Genghis Khan has sex, war, history, and genetics all in one article. It doesn't get much better than that.

Posted by: Jon Wilkins at February 7, 2003 03:03 PM

Thanks for this and the Sailer ref. too. I am mostly a left-wing ideologue but have a secondary interest in central Asia.

Fig. 2 could be interpreted simply as a report on Mongol affiliation though. The Hazara numbers fit with that.

The low Hui and Chinese Uighur numbers are odd. I have no ide what a Chinese Uighur is; a Uighur is a Turk in Xinjiang.

Posted by: at February 8, 2003 10:45 PM