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Understanding human adaptation from modern and ancient DNA sequences

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  • UserRasmus Nielsen, University of California Berkely World_link
  • ClockFriday 12 November 2021, 17:00-17:45
  • HouseOnline via zoom.

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Ruairidh Macleod.

5pm start. Register for zoom link here: https://cam-ac-uk.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkf-2przsjG9JE-RQnUJgSUdiiz2AiodMd

Analyses of ancient DNA has been tremendously successful in elucidating patterns of human migration and dispersal. However, ancient DNA also contains rich information about human adaptation. As humans spread throughout the world we encountered a variety of environments from hot deserts and rainforests to the high arctic. Although our ability to conquer these diverse environments depends largely on technology innovations, we may also have adapted to them biologically. In this talk I will review work on both ancient and modern DNA that has help shed light on the ways human have adapted to their environment.

This talk is part of the Pitt-Rivers Archaeological Science Seminar Series series.

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