Arias, L.; Barbieri, C.; Barreto, G.; Stoneking, M.; Pakendorf, B.: High-resolution mitochondrial DNA analysis sheds light on human diversity, cultural interactions, and population mobility in Northwestern Amazonia. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 165 (2), pp. 238 - 255 (2018)
Klejn, L. S.; Haak, W.; Lazaridis, I.; Patterson, N.; Reich, D.; Kristiansen, K.; Sjögren, K.-G.; Allentoft, M.; Sikora, M.; Willerslev, E.: Are the origins of Indo-European languages explained by the migration of the Yamnaya culture to the west? European Journal of Archaeology 21 (1), pp. 3 - 17 (2018)
Brinkkemper, O.; Braadbaart, F.; van Os, B.; van Hoesel, A.; van Brussel, A.; Fernandes, R.: Effectiveness of different pre-treatments in recovering pre-burial isotopic ratios of charred plants. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 32 (3), pp. 251 - 261 (2018)
The Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (MPI-SHH) in Jena was founded in 2014 to target fundamental questions of human history and evolution since the Paleolithic. From the vantage point of three interdisciplinary research departments – the Department of Archaeogenetics (Director Johannes Krause), the Department of Archaeology (Director Nicole Boivin), and the Department of Cultural and Linguistic Evolution (Director Russell Gray) – the MPI-SHH pursues an integrative approach to the study of human history that bridges the traditional divide between the natural sciences and the humanities. [more]
Stable isotope research group of the MPI-SHH provides recommendations on terminology, methodology, data handling, and reporting when developing and reviewing stable isotope applications in archaeology.
A research team from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History and the University of Tübingen examines the genetic material of 18th century German architect George Bähr to learn more about his appearance and health.
Analysis of ancient DNA found that Scandinavia was settled by hunter-gatherers via a southern and a northern route, and reveals that agriculture was likely introduced by migrating agriculturalists.
Salmonella enterica, the bacterium responsible for enteric fever, may be the long-debated cause of the 1545-1550 AD “cocoliztli” epidemic in Oaxaca, Mexico that heavily affected the native population.
DNA analysis of present-day populations in the Chachapoyas region of Peru indicates that the original inhabitants were not uprooted en masse by the Inca Empire’s expansion into this area hundreds of years ago.
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
This workshop will bring together different specialists working in South Asia to share results and facilitate an inter-disciplinary approach to uncovering the past of this diverse region "crossroads". Date: Dec. 15, 9:00-18:00 Host: Department of Archaeology Organizer: Ayushi Nayak (firstname.lastname@example.org)