Annual St John’s College Lecture 2019
“Rewriting our Human Past with Ancient DNA”
Speaker: Eske Willerslev, Prince Philip Professor, University of Cambridge, Fellow, St. Johns College
Results from ancient human genomic research are rewriting our human history. Since sequencing of the first ancient human genome in 2010, numerous human genomes from archaeological remains have been sequenced from across the world. In many instances, their analyses have proven a powerful tool for testing of hypotheses in archaeology, anthropology, history, ecology, and even medicine. In this popular talk, Professor Willerslev will provide an overview of how ancient human genomics have changed our understanding of the human past; from Europe and Asia to the Americas and Greenland.