News from the Department of Archaeogenetics

Sabin, a PhD student in the Department of Archaeogenetics, was awarded the grant for the project “Revealing the History of Human Tuberculosis with Diverse Ancient and Modern Pathogen Genomes.”

Susanna Sabin wins prestigious Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant

Sabin, a PhD student in the Department of Archaeogenetics, was awarded the grant for the project “Revealing the History of Human Tuberculosis with Diverse Ancient and Modern Pathogen Genomes.”
Johannes Krause presents a lecture for the KinderUni for the Museumslöwen e.V. Gotha at the Gotha Public Library about our relationship with Neanderthals.

“Why is there a little Neanderthal in each of us?”

Johannes Krause presents a lecture for the KinderUni for the Museumslöwen e.V. Gotha at the Gotha Public Library about our relationship with Neanderthals. [more]
Date: Dec 13, 2017, 15:30Speaker: Bernard Joseph HinnebuschChief, Plague Section, Laboratory of Bacteriology, National Institutes of Health (USA)Room: Villa V14Host: Department of Archaeogenetics

Ecological opportunity, evolution, and the emergence of flea-borne plague

Date: Dec 13, 2017, 15:30
Speaker: Bernard Joseph Hinnebusch
Chief, Plague Section, Laboratory of Bacteriology, National Institutes of Health (USA)
Room: Villa V14
Host: Department of Archaeogenetics [more]
Lecture by Irina VelskoDate: Dec. 13, 2017, 13:30Room: Villa V03Host: Department of Archaeogenetics"Ancient Microbiomes and the Accuracy of Taxonomic Classifiers."

Metagenomics Workshop

Lecture by Irina Velsko
Date: Dec. 13, 2017, 13:30
Room: Villa V03
Host: Department of Archaeogenetics
"Ancient Microbiomes and the Accuracy of Taxonomic Classifiers."

[more]
The MPI-SHH Adventures in Archaeology coloring book, debuted at the Long Night of Sciences, is now available for download in three languages - with more on the way!EnglishGerman/DeutschSpanish/Español

"Adventures in Archaeology!"

The MPI-SHH Adventures in Archaeology coloring book, debuted at the Long Night of Sciences, is now available for download in three languages - with more on the way!
English
German/Deutsch
Spanish/Español

Joint workshop Department of Archaeogenetics and Department of Linguistic and Cultural EvolutionMPI-SHH, 29. Nov. - 1. Dec. 2017Organizers: Russell Gray, Wolfgang Haak, Johannes Krause

LAG2 – The origin and expansion of Uralic speaking populations

Joint workshop Department of Archaeogenetics and Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution
MPI-SHH, 29. Nov. - 1. Dec. 2017
Organizers: Russell Gray, Wolfgang Haak, Johannes Krause
The plague-causing bacterium Yersinia pestis may have first come to Europe with the large-scale migration of steppe nomads in the Stone Age, millennia before the first known historical epidemics.

Plague Likely a Stone Age Arrival to Central Europe

The plague-causing bacterium Yersinia pestis may have first come to Europe with the large-scale migration of steppe nomads in the Stone Age, millennia before the first known historical epidemics. [more]
In comparison to central and northern Europe, the Iberian Peninsula saw a faster fusion of early farmer populations, who migrated to the region from the Near East, and local hunter-gatherers.

DNA analyses provide information about the settling of the Iberian Peninsula

In comparison to central and northern Europe, the Iberian Peninsula saw a faster fusion of early farmer populations, who migrated to the region from the Near East, and local hunter-gatherers. [more]
Early farmers who migrated to Europe from the Near East spread quickly across the continent, where they lived side-by-side with existing local hunter-gatherers while slowly mixing with those groups over time.

Neolithic farmers coexisted with hunter-gatherers for centuries after spreading across Europe

Early farmers who migrated to Europe from the Near East spread quickly across the continent, where they lived side-by-side with existing local hunter-gatherers while slowly mixing with those groups over time. [more]
The recipients, nominated by Nobel Laureates and members of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, are chosen from all scientific fields.

Christina Warinner named one of the Top 10 “Scientists to Watch” in 2017

The recipients, nominated by Nobel Laureates and members of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, are chosen from all scientific fields. [more]
The partners of the new Max Planck-Harvard Research Center are investing a total of five million Euros in order to understand the key processes that shaped human history in the ancient Mediterranean by using cutting-edge scientific approaches.

Shedding new light on the Ancient Mediterranean

The partners of the new Max Planck-Harvard Research Center are investing a total of five million Euros in order to understand the key processes that shaped human history in the ancient Mediterranean by using cutting-edge scientific approaches. [more]
Genetic analyses uncover lost human populations and surprising relationships, revealing a complex history of population movements in ancient Africa.

First large-scale ancient genomes study from sub-Saharan African skeletons lifts veil on prehistoric populations

Genetic analyses uncover lost human populations and surprising relationships, revealing a complex history of population movements in ancient Africa. [more]
4000 years ago, European women traveled far from their home villages to start their families, bringing with them new cultural objects and ideas.

Mobile women were key to cultural exchange in Stone Age and Bronze Age Europe

4000 years ago, European women traveled far from their home villages to start their families, bringing with them new cultural objects and ideas. [more]
"Genomic insights into the relationship between ancient Japanese and modern East Eurasians."Date: Aug 16, 2017Time: 14:00 - 15:30Host: eurasia3angle & DAG

Talk by Hideaki Kanzawa-Kiriyama

"Genomic insights into the relationship between ancient Japanese and modern East Eurasians."
Date: Aug 16, 2017
Time: 14:00 - 15:30
Host: eurasia3angle & DAG [more]
The mysterious Minoans descended primarily from local Stone Age farmers, as did their cultural counterpart, the Mycenaeans – and their descendants still inhabit Greece today.

Ancient DNA reveals origins of the Minoans and Mycenaeans

The mysterious Minoans descended primarily from local Stone Age farmers, as did their cultural counterpart, the Mycenaeans – and their descendants still inhabit Greece today.
Mitochondrial DNA from Neanderthal individual who died in Swabian Jura in modern-day southwest Germany suggests that Neanderthals received genetic contribution from Africa by hominins that are closely related to modern humans more than 220,000 years ago.

DNA of early Neanderthal gives timeline for new modern human-related dispersal from Africa    

Mitochondrial DNA from Neanderthal individual who died in Swabian Jura in modern-day southwest Germany suggests that Neanderthals received genetic contribution from Africa by hominins that are closely related to modern humans more than 220,000 years ago. [more]
Study finds that ancient Egyptians were most closely related to ancient populations from the Near East.

The First Genome Data from Ancient Egyptian Mummies

Study finds that ancient Egyptians were most closely related to ancient populations from the Near East.
On April 25, 2017, Prof. Dr. Johannes Krause from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena was awarded the Thuringian Research Prize for Top Performance in Basic Research by the Thuringian Ministry of Economy, Science and the Digital Society.

Johannes Krause Awarded 22nd Annual Thuringian Research Prize for Top Performance in Basic Research

On April 25, 2017, Prof. Dr. Johannes Krause from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena was awarded the Thuringian Research Prize for Top Performance in Basic Research by the Thuringian Ministry of Economy, Science and the Digital Society.
"Using isotopes to track past human migrations"Date: Apr 12, 2017Time: 15:00 - 16:30Host: Department of Archaeogenetics
 

Talk by Michael Richards

"Using isotopes to track past human migrations"
Date: Apr 12, 2017
Time: 15:00 - 16:30
Host: Department of Archaeogenetics
 
 
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