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Yes, Uyghurs are a new hybrid population

Sometimes I wonder if the period between the publication of The History and Geography of Human Genes and The Journey of Man, roughly from the mid-90s to the early 2000s, will be seen as a golden age for historical population genetics in hindsight. A few weeks ago I pointed to new data based on DNA…

Uighuristan as the New World

From page 55 of Empires of the Silk Road: …Archaeology has shown that every location in Eurasia where Indo-European daughter languages have come to be spoken, modern humans had already settled there long beforehand, with the sole exception of the Tarim Basin, the final destination of the people who are known to us as the…

Uighurs & China

Over at Accidental Blogger a remembrance of travels in Xinjiang/East Turkestan. I think the best model for what’s going on in China right now is a race riot catalyzed by economic resentment. Uighurs seem to be attacking Hui as well as Han, the Hui being Chinese speakers who are of Muslim background (and by and…