2. Juni 2022

Archaeological Science as Game-Changer: What ancient genes tell us about who we are

Research at the University of Vienna could solve mystery of human evolution


Vienna, Austria, June 2nd, 2022: Using the latest scientific methods, Tom Higham and Katerina Douka from the University of Vienna want to solve a great mystery of human evolution: Why are we the only humans left? Higham and Douka were the first ones to find a first-generation offspring of two different types of human. They continuously publish new results in high impact journals, most recently in Science Advances.


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Recent publications:

Nature: The genome of the offspring of a Neanderthal mother and a Denisovan father(https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0455-x )

Science Advances:  Modern human incursion into Neanderthal territories 54,000 years ago at Mandrin, France(https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.abj9496 )


More info here:

What ancient genes tell us about who we are (https://rudolphina.univie.ac.at/ancient-dna-analysis-archaeological-science-in-vienna)


A flying visit by modern humans – 10,000 years too early (https://lifesciences.univie.ac.at/news-events/newsordner/einzelansicht/news/a-flying-visit-by-modern-humans-10000-years-too-early/?tx_news_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=News&tx_news_pi1%5Baction%5D=detail&cHash=f75d394ad097363fb77417269e85c7a0)


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