Since 2010: Pilot project
Patrick Geary and Krishna Veeramah at UCLA build a cooperation between historians, geneticists and archaeologists. ... [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
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!
April 5 |
Release of the
HistoGenes information video
On April 5, 2022, our first HistoGenes Film "HistoGenes - Integrating genetic, archaeological & historical perspectives on Eastern Central Europe" has been published in YouTube.
April - November | 2022
Exhibition: Riding Nomads in Europe, Huns, Avars, Bulgarians, Hungarians at the Schallaburg
The exhibition was created with the input of several researchers from the HistoGenes team. ....[read more]
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]
October 18 - 21 | 2022
HistoGenes Plenary Meeting in Budapest
The third HistoGenes Plenary Meeting is held in Budapest at the Institute of Archaeological Sciences, ELTE & Institute of Archaeogenomics,
October 5 | 2022
HistoGenes Seminar - Environmental History Lab, Princeton University
Our researchers Patrick Geary, Krishna Veeramah, István Koncz, Yijie Tian and Deven Vyas will talk about the HistoGenes project. ....[read more]
November 30 | 2022
Since July 2020, 6,000 bone samples have already been taken.
April 27 | 2023
Start of "Researchers of HistoGenes"
In the video series "Researchers of HistoGenes", staff members introduce themselves and their research focus in the HistoGenes project.
May 1 | 2023
Happy birthday HistoGenes!
May 9 | 2023
HistoGenes Workshop on Slovenian Samples | City Museum of Ljubljana
In this workshop, the first results of archaeonmical research on Slovenian samples were presented and discussed.
October 9-11 | 2023
Plenary Meeting from HistoGenes
This year, the annual meeting took place in Leipzig at the MPI and at the Landesamt für Denkmalpflege in Halle (Saale).
November 30 | 2023
We have now recorded around 21,300 entries in the HistoGenes project database since July 2020.