Ancient DNA 101 by Courtney Hofman and Christina Warinner
Event Date and Time:
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 12:00pm
Seminar Description: Recent technological advances in genetics, such as high-throughput sequencing (HTS), have radically transformed ancient DNA (aDNA) research, making it more accessible and affordable for archaeologists than ever before. This seminar will provide a brief introduction to the field of paleogenomics, with an emphasis on the range of questions that can be addressed using current technologies, as well as some potential challenges. We will also explore how much an aDNA study actually costs and the role of student training in aDNA labs. Participants will learn how to identify questions that are amenable to genetic analysis and acquire strategies for how to set up successful collaborations with aDNA labs.
Instructor: Courtney Hofman and Christina Warinner, University of Oklahoma, Laboratories of Molecular Anthropology and Microbiome Research
Date and Time: Tuesday, December 12, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Registration will close on Tuesday, December 5
Registered Professional Archaeologists will receive 2 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits for this course.