I’ve been trying to follow the Revelations of the Denisovans saga. I’ve browsed the stories as they appear but I’d like to actually go through them in some detail. For now, I’m just going to get it all in one place – and wait for the next batch to come out. (Won’t be long, I’m sure.)
I love the compilation-stage of researching; I might even be a little obsessive about gathering information. I was a high school debater and I kept the files for the team – tabbing articles in magazines and printing them out – international, domestic, science, pop-culture… I spent more than one night in a hotel bathtub (so my roommates could sleep while I filed) with my papers, a stapler, and a highlighter, getting everything in order before a tournament. Now, my desk has a several-foot high stack of printed off journal articles. I don’t have access to my parents’ printer (nor their ability to refill ink cartridges with a syringe – life skill I really should have learned) so I print double-sided two-to-a-page and I have to position a bright lamp a few inches from the page and squint (ought to get a magnifying glass). I loan out stacks to friends (Pliocene hominids? Hang on, that pile’s around here somewhere…) but its still a little ridiculous. Not to mention the number of saved articles on my hard-drive that are impossible to navigate.
So, going to try a series of insta-bibliographies – case files – articles and reviews, here for the viewing!
Golovanova, L.V. et al., 2010. Significance of Ecological Factors in the Middle to Upper Paleolithic Transition. Current Anthropology, 51(5), pp.655-691.
Martinón-Torres, M., Dennell, R. & Bermúdez de Castro, J.M., 2010. The Denisova hominin need not be an out of Africa story. Journal of human evolution, 60(2), pp.251-255.
Reich, D. et al., 2010. Genetic history of an archaic hominin group from Denisova Cave in Siberia. Nature, 468(7327), pp.1053-1060.
Reading Nature – Feb 2, 2011 - Divergence and gene flow – what is a paleogenetic model
John Hawks – Jan 9, 2011 – Denisovans did not have red hair
John Hawks – Jan 6, 2011 – Denisova microcephalin status
John Hawks – Jan 5, 2011 – Denisova FOXP2 status
Razib Khan – Dec 27, 2010 – Out of Africa: mend it, don’t end it!
Carl Zimmer – Dec 23, 2010 – Denisovans: Ordinary humans with extraordinary genes?
Ewen Callaway – Dec 22, 2010 – Fossil genome reveals ancestral link: A distant cousin raises questions about human origins
Carl Zimmer – Dec 22, 2010 – Meet the Denisovans, the newest members of the human tree of life
Dienekes – Dec 22, 2010 – Archaic Denisovans contributed to modern Melanesians
Brian Switek @ Wired – Dec 22, 2010 – Fossil Finger DNA Points to New Type of Human
John Hawks – Dec 5, 2011 – The Denisova genome FAQ
Carl Zimmer – Mar 25 2010 – Is the Mysterious Siberian “X-Woman” a New Hominid Species?
Carl Zimmer – Mar 24, 2010 – The X-Woman’s Fingerbone
John Hawks – Mar 24, 2010 – The Denisova mtDNA sequence: The X-Woman