Since 2010: Pilot project
Patrick Geary and Krishna Veeramah at UCLA build a cooperation between historians, geneticists and archaeologists. ... [read more]
Spontaneously, Pohl, Geary, Vida and Krause decide to apply for an ERC Synergy Grant together. .... [read more]
September 10 | 2019
Third stage of project evaluation: Hearing of the four Principal Investigators at the Synergy Grant Panel in Brussels. ... [read more]
The project has been approved! This is the beginning of an intense phase of preparation and negotiation. ... [read more]
May 1 | 2020
The project officially begins. In spite of problems caused by Covid lockdowns, sample collection and bone powder drilling in Hungary is already going at full speed. ... [read more]
Over 1000 bone powder samples have now been collected.
Photo: Eleftheria Orfanou, Marie Himmel, Franziska Aron, Wolfgang Haak 2020. Minimally-invasive sampling of pars petrosa (os temporale) for ancient DNA extraction. https://dx.doi.org/10.17504/protocols.io.bqd8ms9w
May 1 | 2021
Happy birthday, HistoGenes!
On May 1, 2021, the HistoGenes project successfully concluded the first year of its research, funded by a Synergy Grant of the European Research Council (ERC). This is an exciting collaboration between geneticists, archaeologists, historians and anthropologists to study the population history of the Carpathian Basin in the 5th to 9th centuries.
April 1 | 2022
First HistoGenes article published
On April 1, 2022, our fist HistoGenes article Ancient genomes reveal origin and rapid trans-Eurasian migration of 7th century Avar elites has been published in CELL.
It is open access and can be found here!
July 5 | 2022
HistoGene Team Members at the Medieval Congress in Leeds
On July 5, 2022, we presented the aims and first results of the HistoGenes project in a strand of two sessions at the International Medieval Congress in Leeds. ...[read more]