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Sequencing the Human Past

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Over the last decade, advancements in sequencing modern and ancient DNA have rapidly transformed our knowledge of the human past. This workshop brings together historians, archaeologists, geneticists and other scientists to discuss ancient DNA technologies and their implications for the study of identity and kinship, human population movements and material culture. The goal is to develop inter-disciplinary collaborations that strengthen communication between social and natural scientists interested in understanding our dynamic human history.
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SCHEDULE:  

1:00-1:10pm – Opening Comments – Soraya de Chadarevian & Erik Gjesfjeld
1:10-1:50pm – John Novembre – Opportunities and Challenges of Analyzing Ancient DNA Data
1:50-2:30pm – Samuel Vohr – The Genomics of Extinct Hominins
2:30-3:10pm – Lars Fehren-Schmitz – Paleogenetics and the Population History of South America
3:10-3:30pm – BREAK
3:30-4:10pm – Patrick Geary – Barbarian Migrations and ancient DNA: The Lombard Example
4:10-4:50pm – Emma Kowal – Ethics and Governance of Genome Sequencing in Indigenous Australian                                                        Populations
4:50-5:30pm – Discussion moderated by Soraya de Chadarevian & Erik Gjesfjeld

this workshop is free and open to the public

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SPEAKERS:  

John Novembre (University of Chicago) Opportunities and Challenges of Analyzing Ancient DNA Data
Samuel Vohr (University of California, Santa Cruz) The Genomics of Extinct Hominins
Lars Fehren-Schmitz (University of California, Santa Cruz) Paleogenetics and the Population History of South America
Patrick Geary (Institute for Advanced Study) Barbarian Migrations and ancient DNA: The Lombard Example
Emma Kowal (Deakin University) Ethics and Governance of Genome Sequencing in Indigenous Australian Populations

Brought to you by the UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics. Co-sponsored by the Department of Human Genetics, the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, and the Center for Behavior, Evolution and Culture Group


 

Friday, October 23, 2015
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Los Angeles, 158 Hershey Hall

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