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Integrating genetic, archaeological and historical perspectives on Eastern Central Europe, 400-900 CE

Project description

Cutting-edge methods to analyse 6 000 samples from ancient graves

The Carpathian Basin witnessed major population shifts between 400 and 900 CE. During this period, tribes such as the Pannonians, Romans, Goths, Gepids, Longobards, Avars, Bulgars, Slavs and Franks came and went. The EU-funded HistoGenes project will analyse 6 000 samples from graves using cutting-edge scientific methods to contextualise the interpretation of these data in their archaeological and historical setting. The project comprises an intriguing test case that focusses on the relationship between ethnic identities constructed in texts, cultural habits attested in the archaeological record and genetic profiles that can now be analysed through ancient DNA.

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-SyG
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Host institution

OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN
Address
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-platz 2
1010 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 888 357

Beneficiaries (11)

OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 888 357
Address
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-platz 2
1010 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 3 143 750
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
EOTVOS LORAND TUDOMANYEGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 924 375
Address
Egyetem Ter 1-3
1053 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY - LOUIS BAMBERGER AND MRS FELIX FULD FOUNDATION CORPORATION
United States
EU contribution
€ 1 200 887
Address
Einstein Drive
08540 Princeton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Naturhistorisches Museum Wien
Austria
EU contribution
€ 782 553,75
Address
Burgring 7
1010 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
CURT-ENGELHORN ZENTRUM ARCHAOMETRIEGGMBH-CEZA
Germany
EU contribution
€ 312 500
Address
D6 3
68159 Mannheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
BOLCSESZETTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 885 125
Address
Toth Kalman Utca 4
1097 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
LANDESAMT FUR DENKMALPFLEGE UND ARCHAOLOGIE SACHSEN ANHALT LANDESMUSEUM FUR VORGESCHICHTE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Richard Wagner Street 9
06114 Halle
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 731 162,50
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
United States
EU contribution
€ 1 127 863,75
Address
State Street 35
12201 Albany Ny
Activity type
Other
MAGYAR TERMESZETTUDOMANYI MUZEUM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Baross Utca 13
1088 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations