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Public Lecture by Patrick J. Geary | Hybrid event

Wednesday, 19 October 2022, 18:15-19:30 CET, Budapest, Hungary | Zoom

Poster Public Lecture Pat Geary 191022 Budapest

Beyond Identity:

What use is genomic data for rewriting migration period history?

Much of the use of ancient DNA in historical research has been directed toward discovering the origins and identities of migratory peoples. While much valuable results have come from this work, there is much more that the analysis of ancient DNA can tell us when combined with archaeological and anthropological research. In this lecture, following a brief discussion of the possibilities and dangers of looking for ethnic identities, Patrick Geary will discuss how scholars in the HistoGenes team are using these methods to explore such questions as changes in local communities over time, the extent of coalesce or divisions within communities, and role of biological kinship and marriage strategies in the construction and maintenance of social structures across this period of rapid political and cultural change.

Institute of Archaeological Sciences | Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE)

1088 Budapest | Múzeum krt. 4-6 | Building A | Room 039



ERC SyG HistoGenes Institute of Archaeological Sciences, ELTE

Institute of Archaeogenomics, RCH, ELRN




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