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    Atlantipedia will be wound down in 2023. After nearly twenty years compiling Atlantipedia on my own, and as I am now approaching my 80th birthday, I have decided to cut back on the time I dedicate to developing this website. An orderly conclusion rather than an enforced one is always preferable before the Grim Reaper […]Read More »
  • Joining The Dots

    Joining The Dots

    I have now published my new book, Joining The Dots, which offers a fresh look at the Atlantis mystery. I have addressed the critical questions of when, where and who, using Plato’s own words, tempered with some critical thinking and a modicum of common sense.Read More »

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Genetics is a branch of biology concerned with the study of genes, genetic variation, and heredity in organisms.

Over the past half-century, our understanding of genetics has grown rapidly and its application expanded. In the study of ancient history, it has been used extensively to trace the migration of prehistoric populations. Thousands of papers have been published enabling new theories to be developed.

Now, all that work has been called into question by Dr Eran Elhaik, Associate Professor at the Department of Biology, Lund University, Sweden. In a paper published in August 2022, he claims that Principal Component Analyses (PCA)-based findings in population genetic studies are highly biased and must be reevaluated. Watch this space.