Cheddar Man and the Genetic Prehistory of Britain

Next Generation Sequencing technology has enabled vast improvements in the study of ancient DNA over the last 15 years and we now have genome-wide data from thousands of humans from the last c50,000 years, revealing among other things episodes of migration, genetic change and patterns of relatedness. This talk will look at what we have learned from ancient DNA about Britain 15,000-2000 years ago, from the end of the last Ice Age up to the development of written histories.

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Dr Tom Booth, The Francis Crick Institute


Tempest Anderson Hall, Yorkshire Museum Museum Gardens York YO1 7FR