Michael A. Woodley of Menie
What can ancient genomes tell us about the cognitive ability of ancient populations?
This talk will bring readers up to date on the state of existing research on the archaeogenetics of intelligence. In recent years, it has become increasingly feasible to derive polygenic scores (POLYCOG) for general cognitive ability from ancient DNA samples. Trends in historical POLYCOG levels may provision us with a crisp explanation for the rise and fall of civilizations.