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Zooming into the Population History of Iron Age Europe with Rare Genetic Variants.

Project description

Learning about European prehistory from ancient DNA

The interdisciplinary field of archaeogenetics – the study of ancient DNA – will shed light on European prehistory. The homogenisation of European populations since the late Neolithic period has been difficult to trace using current analytical methods. To address this issue, the EU-funded MICROSCOPE project will develop a new toolbox – a set of fine-scaled analytical methods – based on rare genetic variation. This genetic ‘microscope’ will enable the analysis of ancient genomic data to infer population structure with unprecedented detail. Spanning the pre-Roman European Iron Age until today, the focus will be the former Celtic world (with a core region from France to Slovakia). Also, the reconstruction of family pedigrees will show how migration and population admixture are reflected at the community and family levels.

Host institution

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Net EU contribution
€ 1 495 161,00
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen
Germany

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 495 161,00
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen

See on map

Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00