News from the Department of Archaeogenetics

Over the past decade, research on ancient pathogens has been greatly enhanced by advances in ancient genomics. Researchers have been using new methods to make important discoveries, while some challenges remain.

New techniques in the field of ancient pathogens genomics aid research on infectious diseases

Over the past decade, research on ancient pathogens has been greatly enhanced by advances in ancient genomics. Researchers have been using new methods to make important discoveries, while some challenges remain. [more]
Researchers combining genetics, archaeology, history and linguistics have gained new insights into the history of inner Eurasia, once a cultural and genetic crossroads connecting Europe and Asia.

Details of the history of inner Eurasia revealed by new study

Researchers combining genetics, archaeology, history and linguistics have gained new insights into the history of inner Eurasia, once a cultural and genetic crossroads connecting Europe and Asia. [more]
"Dairying Diversity and Food Sovereignty on the Eurasian Steppes"A Travelling ConferenceMay 18-28, 2019 Ulaanbaatar, Monglia and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Microbes on the Move

"Dairying Diversity and Food Sovereignty on the Eurasian Steppes"
A Travelling Conference
May 18-28, 2019
Ulaanbaatar, Monglia and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan [more]
EMBO|EMBL SymposiumMar. 31 - Apr. 3, 2019Location: EMBL Heidelberg, GermanyCo-Organized by Johannes Krause

Reconstructing the Human Past Using Ancient and Modern Genomics

EMBO|EMBL Symposium
Mar. 31 - Apr. 3, 2019
Location: EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Co-Organized by Johannes Krause [more]
Date & Time:  Apr 9, 2019, 15:00Speaker:  Prof. Alison BeachRoom:  Villa V14Host:  Department of Archaeogenetics

Distinguished Lecture by Alison Beach: "Reading the Remnants: Religious Women and the Material Turn in Medieval History"

Date & Time: Apr 9, 2019, 15:00
Speaker: Prof. Alison Beach
Room: Villa V14
Host: Department of Archaeogenetics [more]
The first farmers from Anatolia, who brought farming to Europe and represent the single largest ancestral component in modern-day Europeans, are directly descended from local hunter-gatherers who adopted a farming way of life.

First Anatolian farmers were local hunter-gatherers that adopted agriculture

The first farmers from Anatolia, who brought farming to Europe and represent the single largest ancestral component in modern-day Europeans, are directly descended from local hunter-gatherers who adopted a farming way of life. [more]
Two studies, one looking at Iberian hunter-gatherers between 13,000 and 6000 years ago and another looking at Iberian populations over the last 8000 years, add new resolution to our understanding of the history and prehistory of the region.

Unique diversity of the genetic history of the Iberian Peninsula revealed by dual studies

Two studies, one looking at Iberian hunter-gatherers between 13,000 and 6000 years ago and another looking at Iberian populations over the last 8000 years, add new resolution to our understanding of the history and prehistory of the region. [more]
The journey of our genes - A story about us and our ancestorsWhere are we from? Who are we? What distinguishes us from others? These questions are more urgent today than ever before. Johannes Krause and Thomas Trappe go back to prehistory and tell us how Europeans became who they are today.

Johannes Krause publishes book about newest research

The journey of our genes - A story about us and our ancestors
Where are we from? Who are we? What distinguishes us from others? These questions are more urgent today than ever before. Johannes Krause and Thomas Trappe go back to prehistory and tell us how Europeans became who they are today. [more]
Date: March 11, 2019Room: Oval Office 103Host: Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution & Department of Archaeogenetics

DLCE & DAG Workshop: The History of the Dogon and Pre-Dogon Settlements in West Africa

Date: March 11, 2019
Room: Oval Office 103
Host: Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution & Department of Archaeogenetics [more]
Genetic studies of ancient populations in the Caucasus region testify to the complex interaction of populations from the Eurasian steppe and the Caucasus Mountains in the Bronze Age.

The Caucasus: complex interplay of genes and cultures

Genetic studies of ancient populations in the Caucasus region testify to the complex interaction of populations from the Eurasian steppe and the Caucasus Mountains in the Bronze Age. [more]
Analysis of the fossilized dental plaque of a medieval woman reveals lapis lazuli, suggesting she was an accomplished painter of illuminated manuscripts.

Illuminating women’s role in the creation of medieval manuscripts

Analysis of the fossilized dental plaque of a medieval woman reveals lapis lazuli, suggesting she was an accomplished painter of illuminated manuscripts. [more]
 
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