1. Maciamo

    New once in a decade census shows how fast the British population is changing

    The UK has been holding population census every decade since 1801. The last one was conducted in 2021, but results are only starting to get published now. Within the UK, England has seen the fastest population growth, jumping from 50 to 59 million inhabitants! The increase is solely due to...
  2. LeBrok

    Y haplogroups correlation with number of sons, R1b, I2a-Din, E-V13, G2a

    This possible phenomenon was discussed in many threads, as an explanation to why some Y haplogroups became so dominant. Maciamo's hypothesis about dominance of R1b clades in Western Europe is based on it too. This hypothesis states that males of certain haplogroups, like R1b, or some of its...
  3. LeBrok

    4th ancestral population for North-East Europeans?

    From recent paper: More interesting thoughts, but a bit off topic. (couldn't resist :) ) http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1312/1312.6639.pdf Did anyone find additional information about this admixture? Does it have a name?
  4. A

    Empires and migrations

    Did expanding empires in the ancient and medieval world bring about large or medium scale migrations? So the possibilities could be: They did not, a lot of mixing between different people happened only in prehistory when people freely moved around, either they weren't bound to any part of land...
  5. LeBrok

    Civilization is a function of population density.

    I was contemplating a reason behind why hunter-gatherer societies never amounted to civilization status. it never happened although their cultures existed for few hundred thousand years. Civilization was the feat which was quickly achieved by agriculturalists within few thousands of years of...
  6. LeBrok

    Rise and fall of civilizations due to climate change.

    Here is a map of temperature in Europe for last 2,000 years. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2171973/Tree-ring-study-proves-climate-WARMER-Roman-Medieval-times-modern-industrial-age.html This map shows that height of Roman Empire happened in a very warm period. The decline...