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5,000-year-old milk proteins point to the importance of dairying in eastern Eurasia

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In summary, the article talks about how researchers in collaboration with the National University of Mongolia, analyzed dental calculus from "individuals ranging from the Early Bronze Age to the Mongol Period... the study's results include the earliest direct evidence for dairy consumption in East Asia."

"Although dairy-based pastoralism has been an essential part of life and culture in the eastern Eurasian Steppe for millennia, the eastward spread of dairying from its origin in southwest Asia and the development of these practices is little understood."

Here is an excerpt from the article. "'In order to form a clearer picture of the origins of dairying in this region, we need to understand the impact of western steppe herder migrations and confirm whether dairying was occurring in Mongolia prior to their arrival,' Shevan Wilkin concludes."

The article is talking about the essentiality of the crucial renewable calories and hydration of dairying across the arid and agriculturally challenging ancient Eastern Steppe.


For this blog post, I will be comparing the population of Greece and the Netherlands.


  • Males per 100 Females - 97.8
  • People per sq. km - 509.9
  • Number of children per woman - 1.8
  • Current Population - 17.3M
  • Estimated Population of 2050 - 17.9M



  • Males per 100 Females - 95.0
  • People per sq. km - 81.2
  • Number of children per woman - 1.4
  • Current Population - 10.6M
  • Estimated Population of 2050 - 9.2M


Both countries seem to be in stage 4 of the population pyramids with the majority of the population within the working-age/having children. The majority of the Netherlands population is 50-54 with the population leveling out in the 0-4 age group. The majority of Greece's population is also within the 50-54 age group but slow down dramatically over the estimated 30-year span.


The difference when comparing estimated populations for 2050 is dramatic with Greece's population declining by 1.6 million whereas the Netherlands population increasing from 17.3 to 17.9 million. Both countries have similar stage 4 population pyramids. Greece has quite a higher percentage of people in the 80s therefore, more than likely, these peoples in the age group will die off sooner, thus dropping their population greatly.

The article I chose can be found here:

Coronavirus: Russia closes border with China to prevent spread of the coronavirus

In summary, the article states that 16 out of the 25 crossings along the Russian-Chinese border will be closed as of midnight on January 31st. Russia has also temporarily suspended the issuing of electronic visas to Chinese nationals.

The article goes on by informing us of the countries that have confirmed cases. These being China, France, Germany, Cambodia, South Korea, Singapore, United States, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Japan, the Philippines, Russia, and India.

Russia now has 2 confirmed cases of coronavirus and has canceled all air travel to and from China besides the flights needed to evacuate Russians and those who are being evacuated must be in quarantine for 14 days.

Hi there! My name is Seth Bubke. I am originally from Kaycee, Wyoming, however, I decided to come to the University of Alaska Fairbanks to pursue a degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management. The last I recall of any geography classes was either my middle school years or freshman year of high school. I am taking this course as it is a requirement for my degree. I was born in Sioux City, Iowa (home of Palmer Candy; they make Twin Bings). After my freshman year of high school, I moved to Kaycee, Wyoming (home of Chris LeDoux) where I spent the remaining years of high school and where I live when I'm not in school. I think the neatest place I'd like to visit and what I put on the map is Blue Lagoon in Iceland. I think that'd be super cool and flights aren't too expensive so I might have to make that a reality!

I look forward to connecting with you all during this semester!