Molecular Anthropology and Archaeology – University of Copenhagen

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Molecular Anthropology and Archaeology

My group's work focuses primarily on questions relating to the human past. To explore these questions we use a variety of analytical and computational methods, including stable isotope analysis, radiometric dating, and ancient DNA. We use these methods to tackle a variety of different questions relating to human health and mobility in the past. We are currently working on projects in several different regions of the world, including Europe and the Caribbean. The work we do is inherently cross-disciplinary, bridging the humanities and the natural sciences. In this context, we are also interested in understanding how scientific information is being used to shape public understandings of the past (www.citigen.org).

Figure caption: A common origin for early farmers (Olalde et al. 2015)