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Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Stats4Grads: Techniques of ancient - DNA analysis

Presented by Liisa Loog, Archaeology Department - Durham University

19 March 2014 13:00 in Mathematical Sciences

The field of ancient DNA has grown tremendously in recent years. Although modern genetic data has been used for some time to make inferences about the past, ancient DNA is an invaluable new tool for archaeological research as it provides direct information about the genetic diversity of past populations.

This new temporal dimension in the data also requires new analytical approaches, different from the classical ones commonly used to analyse modern genetic variation.

In this seminar I am going to talk about some already existing approaches to accommodate time-stamped genetic variation data (computer simulation based approaches as well as recently created new summary statistics) along side with a new method that we developed for exploring migratory activity of past populations.

Contact thomai.tsiftsi@durham.ac.uk for more information

See the Stats4Grads page for more details about this series.