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Third Thursday Food for Thought Presentation – “New Archaeological Insights from Ancient DNA”

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

On Thursday, October 17, 2024, join Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s “Third Thursday Food for Thought” online presentation featuring “New Archaeological Insights from Ancient DNA” by archaeologist/geneticist Jakob W. Sedig, Ph.D. This free Zoom online program will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 pm (ARIZONA/Mountain Standard Time, same as Pacific Daylight Time).

In this talk, Jakob Sedig will explore how ancient DNA (aDNA) data generated by the Proyecto de Investigación de Poblaciones Antiguas en el Norte y Occidente de México (PIPANOM) are providing new insight on the people who lived in central, western, and northern Mexico hundreds and thousands of years ago. Data from over 300 individuals spread across Mexico, including from sites such as Tzintzuntzan, Cueva de los Muertos Chicos, and Paquimé, have shed light onto long-standing questions about migration and interaction of different archaeological cultures in key eras of Mexico’s past. Jakob will also discuss how the PIPANOM dataset has revealed previously unknown information about the individuals who lived at these sites, and how combining the PIPANOM dataset with previously published aDNA data from across the Americas allows researchers to understand better the movement and interaction of different groups across cultural boundaries. Finally, he will review how PIPANOM has brought together archaeologists, geneticists, researchers, analysts, and students from different backgrounds and countries.

To register for the Zoom webinar go to https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_C3NGISHpTHu6toJcKuVf4w. For more information contact Old Pueblo at info@oldpueblo.org or 520-798-1201.

Flyer: 20241017(v1)ThirdThursday_JakobSedig_AncientDNA

Caption: Ancient northern and western Mexico populations investigated by PIPANOM, photo courtesy of Jakob Sedig


October 17
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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