TIMELINE

Since 2010: Pilot project

Patrick Geary and Krishna Veeramah at UCLA build a cooperation between historians, geneticists and archaeologists. ... [read more]

Mid-September 2018

Spontaneously, Pohl, Geary, Vida and Krause decide to apply for an ERC Synergy Grant together. .... [read more]

November 9 | 2018

HistoGenes proposal submitted under Synergy Grant call of the European Research Council (ERC) for a three-stage selection process

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]

The First HistoGenes Plenary Meeting is held in Vienna ... [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]

July 2020

The first c. 200 bone powder samples sent from Hungary to the lab at MPI Jena for analysis. Two more batches follow in autumn 2020.

December 2020

The first c. 100 samples from Austria (from the Avar-period cemetery at Leobersdorf) are sent to the Jena lab.

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