Admixture in Madagascar

By Razib Khan | October 25, 2011 2:49 am

In my spare time today I went through much of Madagascar: A Short History. After reading it I’m even more convinced that people need to stop talking authoritatively about this island and its people. There’s a lot of interesting material in it, but ultimately the years before European contact remain very shadowy. I don’t know much new about this period. This brings me to why I’m putting this post up: I am going to try and see if I can estimate an average age of admixture for my two Malagasy individuals. Hold me to it. I’ll make time.

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  • Antonio

    I would be curious about the methodology.


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I have degrees in biology and biochemistry, a passion for genetics, history, and philosophy, and shrimp is my favorite food. In relation to nationality I'm a American Northwesterner, in politics I'm a reactionary, and as for religion I have none (I'm an atheist). If you want to know more, see the links at


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