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300091 SE Palaeogenomics (2019W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work

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max. 15 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 08.10. 12:00 - 12:30 Konferenzraum Anthropologie UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.010 1.OG (Kickoff Class)
Tuesday 15.10. 12:00 - 13:30 Konferenzraum Anthropologie UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.010 1.OG
Tuesday 22.10. 12:00 - 13:30 Konferenzraum Anthropologie UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.010 1.OG
Tuesday 29.10. 12:00 - 13:30 Konferenzraum Anthropologie UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.010 1.OG
Tuesday 05.11. 12:00 - 13:30 Konferenzraum Anthropologie UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.010 1.OG
Tuesday 12.11. 12:00 - 13:30 Konferenzraum Anthropologie UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.010 1.OG
Tuesday 19.11. 12:00 - 13:30 Konferenzraum Anthropologie UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.010 1.OG
Tuesday 26.11. 12:00 - 13:30 Konferenzraum Anthropologie UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.010 1.OG
Tuesday 03.12. 12:00 - 13:30 Konferenzraum Anthropologie UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.010 1.OG
Tuesday 10.12. 12:00 - 13:30 Konferenzraum Anthropologie UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.010 1.OG
Tuesday 17.12. 12:00 - 13:30 Konferenzraum Anthropologie UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.010 1.OG
Tuesday 07.01. 12:00 - 13:30 Konferenzraum Anthropologie UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.010 1.OG
Tuesday 14.01. 12:00 - 13:30 Konferenzraum Anthropologie UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.010 1.OG
Tuesday 21.01. 12:00 - 13:30 Konferenzraum Anthropologie UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.010 1.OG
Tuesday 28.01. 12:00 - 13:30 Konferenzraum Anthropologie UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, 2.010 1.OG

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Objectives: This course provides students with an overview of the history, theoretical background, developments and application of ancient DNA genomics and other genetic methods to the study of human variability (past and present) and to the study of human evolution.

Course Content: The awareness of ancient DNA and its importance in the study of human evolution has grown considerably over the past decade following the development of paleogenomics. This course aims to provide a broad introduction to human evolution and highlight the contribution of genetic research to the present understanding of hominin phylogeny, migrations and genetic diversity.
The course will involve lectures/seminars which will address the following topics: history of anthropological genetics, studies of genetic variation within and between past and present human populations from various world regions, introduction to human molecular biology and population genetics, , history of ancient DNA analysis and its application in quaternary science, physical anthropology and archaeology, phylogeography and the study of spatio-temporal patterns, the paleogenetics of archaic human species, archaeogenetics and the origins of agriculture, the study of demographic history, sex-specific admixture and migrations, and natural selection.

The first half of each session will be a lecture, which will be followed by a presentation on 1-2 papers by a student, and a critical discussion of the presented paper/s.

Learning Outcomes:

• Understanding the evolution of human genetic variability
• Knowledge regarding anthropological genetics
• Understanding the use, scope and limitations of aDNA genomics
• Knowledge about the application of aDNA methods in the context of the origins of anatomically modern humans, the origins and spread of agriculture, and other prehistoric migrations/dispersals
• Knowledge of the most recent developments in this young discipline and some of the future directions

Assessment and permitted materials

Continuous Assessment (seminar attendance and participation: 10 marks, seminar presentations: 40 marks; essay: 50 marks). Total Marks 100.
Compulsory Elements: Attendance and continuous assessment

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list


Association in the course directory

MAN 3, MAN W1

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