Ancient DNA and Human Evolution
Ancient DNA data have provided unprecedented insights into the recent history of our species. In particular, methodological improvements and innovations over the last ten years have advanced our ability to recover small fragments, target specific sequences, identify damage patterns, and obtain genome scale data. As a result, we have evidence for admixture among modern and archaic humans as well as greater appreciation for the complexity of population histories for modern humans around the world. This symposium brings together researchers at the forefront of ancient DNA research and population genetics to discuss current developments and share insights about human migration and adaptation.
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|Fri 4/29||Welcome||Pascal Gagneux|
|Fri 4/29||Opening Remarks||Richard Green|
|Fri 4/29||The Landscape of Archaic Ancestry in Modern Humans||Sriram Sankararaman|
|Fri 4/29||Prehistoric Human Biology as Inferred from Dental Calculus||Christina Warinner|
|Fri 4/29||The Oldest Human DNA Sequences||Matthias Meyer|
|Fri 4/29||Neandertal and Denisovan Genomes and What They Tell Us||Kay Prüfer|
|Fri 4/29||The Origins of Modern Humans in Africa||Brenna Henn|
|Fri 4/29||A Map of Neandertal Genes in Present Day Humans||Joshua Akey|
|Fri 4/29||The Phenotypic Legacy of Neandertal Interbreeding on Modern Humans||Tony Capra|
|Fri 4/29||Ancient European Population History||Johannes Krause|
|Fri 4/29||The Genetic History of the Americas||María Ávila-Arcos|
|Fri 4/29||Question and Answer Session, Closing Remarks||Anne Stone, Speakers and Audience, Ajit Varki|