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Guido Alberto Gnecchi-Ruscone | Zsófia Rácz | Levente Samu | et al.


Network of large pedigrees reveals social practices of Avar communities


From ad 567–568, at the onset of the Avar period, populations from the Eurasian Steppe settled in the Carpathian Basin for approximately 250 years. Extensive sampling for archaeogenomics (424 individuals) and isotopes, combined with archaeological, anthropological and historical contextualization allowed for a detailed description of the genomic structure of these communities.




Published: April 24, 2024

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Tivadar Vada


The Migration-Period Countryside in the Former Roman Province of Pannonia


The European Countryside during the Migration Period

Patterns of Change from Iberia to the Caucasus (300–700 CE),
Band 137 der Reihe Ergänzungsbände zum Reallexikon der Germanischen Altertumskunde, Pages 103 -130


Published: December 31, 2023

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Falko Daim | Walter Pohl | et al.


Auf der Suche nach den feinen Unterschieden. Die awarischen Gräberfelder von Leobersdorf
und Mödling – An der Goldenen Stiege


Kinship, Sex, and Biological Relatedness.
The contribution of archaeogenetics to the understanding of social and biological relations
Tagungen des Landesmuseums für Vorgeschichte Halle/Saale | Band 28 | 2023 | Pages  307 - 340


Published: Autum, 2023

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Janet E Kay | István Koncz


Archaeological Approaches to Multiple Burials and Mass Graves in Early Medieval Europe


Medieval Archaeology, Volume 67, 2023 - Issue 1, Pages 115-136


Published: June 26, 2023

Deven N. Vyas | István Koncz, et. al.


Fine-scale sampling uncovers the complexity of migrations in 5th–6th century Pannonia


Currentt Biology 33, (2023): 3951-3961


Published:August 25, 2023

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Patrick J. Geary


Nos ancêtres médiévaux révélés par la paléogénomique

In this article published in La Recherche, Patrick J. Geary describes how the combination of palaeogenetic, archaeological, anthropological and historical analysis of 5th to 9th centuries cemeteries has revealed the complexity of early medieval communities: In some cases, differences in material culture and even diet may be correlated with different genetic origins; in other cases, neighbouring communities sharing the same material culture may have different genetic backgrounds, which was maintained for generations. The analysis of common DNA segments, linked to historical texts, can also be used to trace population movements across an area stretching from Asia to central Europe. These interdisciplinary methods open up new perspectives for our understanding of the emergence of European society at the end of Antiquity.

La Recherche | N°574 daté juillet-septembre 2023


Published June 20, 2023


Olga Spekker, et al.


The two extremes of Hansen’s disease—Different manifestations of leprosy and their biological consequences in an Avar Age (late 7th century CE) osteoarchaeological series of the Duna-Tisza Interfluve (Kiskundorozsma–Daruhalom-dűlő II, Hungary)

Plos One


Published June 23, 2022


Konstantina Saliari | Bendeguz Tobias | Erich Draganits


Animal Husbandry During Late Antiquity: Archaeozoological Analysis and Regional Comparison of the 4th to 6th Century AD Small Rural Settlement in Podersdorf am See (Burgenland, Austria)


Environmental Archaeology


Published April 5, 2022


Guido Alberto Gnecchi-Ruscone | Anna Szécsényi-Nagy | István Koncz | Gergely Csiky | Zsófia Rácz | A.B. Rohrlach | 
Guido Brandt | Nadin Rohland | Veronika Csáky | Olivia Cheronet | Bea Szeifert | Tibor Ákos Rácz | András Benedek | 
Zsolt Bernert | Norbert Berta | Szabolcs Czifra | János Dani | Zoltán Farkas | Tamara Hága  Tamás Hajdu | Mónika Jászberényi | Viktória Kisjuhász | Barbara Kolozsi | Péter Major | Antónia Marcsik | Bernadett Ny. Kovacsóczy | Csilla Balogh | Gabriella M. Lezsák | János Gábor Ódor | Márta Szelekovszky | Tamás Szeniczey | Judit Tárnoki | Zoltán Tóth | Eszter K. Tutkovics | Balázs G. Mende | Patrick Geary | Walter Pohl | Tivadar Vida | Ron Pinhasi | David Reich | Zuzana Hofmanová | Choongwon Jeong | Johannes Krause


Ancient genomes reveal origin and rapid trans-Eurasian migration of 7th century Avar elites


Cell 185, 1–12.


Published April 1, 2022, open access


Olga Spekker, et al.


Life And Death of a Leprosy Sufferer from the 8th-Century-Ce Cemetery of Kiskundorozsma–Kettőshatár I (Duna-Tisza Interfluve, Hungary)—Biological And Social Consequences of Having Hansen’s Disease in a Late Avar Age Population from Hungary

Plos One


Published February 18, 2022


Bendeguz Tobias


Frühmittelalterliche Gräber mit Beigabe von Werkzeugen zur Metallbearbeitung


Reihe: Römisch Germanisches Zentralmuseum

Bd. 153 /RGZM-153


Verlagsgruppe Schnell & Steiner 2021


Walter Pohl | Johannes Krause | Tivadar Vida | Patrick Geary


Integrating Genetic, Archaeological, and Historical Perspectives on Eastern Central Europe, 400–900 AD


Historical Studies on Central Europe 1 (1), 213–228.


Published April 30, 2021


Walter Pohl, Johannes Krause, Tivadar Vida, Patrick J. Geary,

Integracija genetskih, arheoloških in zgodovinskih pogledov na vzhodno in srednjo Evropo med letoma 400 in 900. Kratek opis projekta ERC Synergy Grant – HistoGenes 8564531


Archaeological notices. Newsletter of the Slovenian Archaeological Society, issue 38, year 2021.
Responsible person of the publisher: Predrag Novaković, President of SAD. Editorial board,
Kaja Pavletič, Daša Pavlovič, Brina Škvor Jernejčič, Manca Vinazza; Arheo 38, 2021, 73–81.

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Patrick J. Geary


Herausforderungen und Gefahren der Integration von Genomdaten in die Erforschung der frühmittelalterlichen Geschichte


Das mittelalterliche Jahrtausend, Herausgegeben von Michael Borgolte. Bd. 7. Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag, 2020.

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