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Prehistoric Migrations

A blog dedicated to Neolithic and Bronze Age migrations in Europe

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  • New research posted on BioRxiv

    23 November 2020 ( #Publications )

    New research by my colleagues Nina Marchi, Laurent Excoffier, Joachim Burger, Daniel Wegmann and many others now available on BioRxiv. While the Neolithic expansion in Europe is well described archaeologically, the genetic origins of European first farmers...

  • Anatolia: From the Origins of Agriculture … to the Spread of Neolithic Economies

    26 December 2019 ( #Publications )

    Brami M.N. (2019), ‘Anatolia. From the origins of agriculture… to the spread of Neolithic economies’. In: M. Brami and B. Horejs (eds), The Central/Western Anatolian Farming Frontier. Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences Press, 17-44. The spread of farming...

  • Revisiting V. Gordon Childe's 'Neolithic Revolution'

    08 November 2019 ( #Publications )

    This article re-examines the 'neolithic revolution'-Gordon Childe's great contribution to prehistoric archaeology. Childe first articulated his model of three revolutions in history-neolithic, urban The Invention of Prehistory and the Rediscovery of Europe:...

  • Review of Where Are We Heading?

    01 October 2019 ( #Publications )

    Where Are We Heading? The Evolution of Humans and Things By Ian Hodder (Foundational Questions in Science). Pp. xvi + 179. Yale University Press, New Haven and London 2018. $27.50. ISBN 978-0-300-20409-4 (cloth). Where are we heading? Hodder’s first “popular”...

  • Interview by Craig Encer, Anglo-Turkish Society

    10 March 2020

    Anglo-Turkish Society / RAI / SOAS / BIAA joint Symposium: 'Archaeology in Anatolia' with the opening address given by Professor Ian Hodder - flyer - poster - programme: 1- What was the title of ... 1- What was the title of your phd and did your higher...

  • Seminar in Barcelona

    07 November 2019

    The 1st Conference on the Early Neolithic of Europe is over. It has been three intense days in which we have been able to contrast methodologies, share data and discuss from different perspectives ... ENE 2019 1st Conference on the Early Neolithic of...

  • Seminar in Bern

    06 September 2019

    For many of us, Bern is the place where the future of Modernity began after Einstein´s 1905 Wunderjahr (miracle year or Annus mirabilis), whilst working for the Patent Office in Bern, Einstein ... European Association of Archaeologists Annual Meeting...

  • Seminar in Liverpool

    22 February 2019

    Membership of BANEA is open to anyone who is interested in the archaeology, languages and history of the Ancient Near East. The Association exists to bring together professionals and ... The British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA) Conference...

  • The Genomic Origins of the World's First Farmers published in Cell

    25 May 2022 ( #Publications )

    Demogenomic modelling using ancient genomes by Nina Marchi, Laura Winkelbach, Ilektra Schulz, Maxime Brami et al. now published in Cell: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S009286742200455X My role in the project was to develop testable...

  • A precarious future: reflections from a survey of early career researchers in archaeology

    13 November 2022 ( #Publications )

    New research published in European Journal of Archaeology highlights the precarious situation of early career researchers in archaeology: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/european-journal-of-archaeology/article/precarious-future-reflections-from-a-survey-of-early-career-researchers-in-archaeology/A5B9F773F53F3A97766591E1E5DDD5FA#article...

  • Was the Fishing Village of Lepenski Vir Built by Europe's First Farmers

    13 November 2022 ( #Publications )

    Revisiting the interpretation of Lepenski Vir as a Mesolithic village in light of the latest aDNA evidence for the arrival of Aegean first farmers. Now published in Journal of World Prehistory: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10963-022-09169-9?...

  • Seminar in Edinburgh

    03 October 2019

    Prehistory and politics: lessons from V. Gordon Childe's early career School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh Vere Gordon Childe (1892-1957) is remembered today as one of the foremost prehistorians of the 20th century. A totemic...

  • The Central/Western Anatolian Farming Frontier

    26 December 2019 ( #Publications )

    The transformation of societies from mobile hunter-gatherers into farming communities living in permanent villages represents one of the most essential revolutions in Proceedings of the Neolithic Workshop held at 10th ICAANE in Vienna, April 2016 The...

  • FNR Spotlight on Young Researchers

    01 October 2018

    "Research in archaeology is very diverse. It is hard to fall into a routine. I can spend days in libraries exploring obscure corners of archaeological historiography - painstakingly disentangling ... Interview by the Fonds National de la Recherche, Luxembourg...

  • Archaeology of Yamnaya Interactions, Helsinki

    26 April 2019

    Forthcoming article on the 'Mythology of Gimbutas' for the Yamnaya Interaction Workshop proceedings The workshop "Yamnaya Interactions" was organized by the YMPACT project at the University of Helsinki on April 25-26, 2019 in the common room of the Helsinki...

  • Seminar in Koblenz

    07 December 2018

    Das archäologische Forschungszentrum und Museum für menschliche Verhaltensevolution führt Dich den langen Weg zurück zu Dir selbst und Deinen Wurzeln. MONREPOS Archäologisches Forschungszentrum und Museum für menschliche Verhaltensevolution Politics by...

  • Seminar in Helsinki

    16 January 2020

    - Helsinki 160120_compressed.pdf Organised by the Faculty of Arts, Archaeology, FIBULA and ERC Project YMPACT, Helsinki – Ex Oriente Lux. Early agricultural expansions beyond the Near East

  • Seminar in Heidelberg

    15 January 2019

    Dr. Maxime Brami, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, AG Paläogenetik, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow Address Neue Universität Hörsaal 05 Grabengasse 3 69117 Heidelberg Organizer Institut fü...

  • Prehistoric Mobility Workshop **Cancelled until further notice**

    11 March 2020

    Science in Archaeology Seminar Series, Kickoff Workshop 'Prehistoric Mobility', Hosted by the Palaeogenetics Group, AG Burger Organized with Aldo Malagó and Antoine Muller **Cancelled until further notice due to the Covid-19 outbreak, stay tuned for...

  • Archaeology in Anatolia Symposium, London

    10 February 2020

    Dr Maxime Brami presentation - Early farming expansion beyond the Anatolian plateau on the occasion of the Anglo-Turkish Society / RAI / SOAS / BIAA joint Sy...

  • Excavations of the Yamnaya kurgan of Boldești-Grădiștea, Romania

    17 December 2019

    Descoperiri fabuloase în Prahova * Trei morminte cu o nouă rasă de om au fost descoperite anul acesta în pământurile Prahovei. Vechi de 5 milenii, omul Yamnaya este cel cu care se aseamănă ...

  • EU funding for four outstanding early-career researchers in Physics and Palaeogenomics at Mainz University

    17 May 2018

    17 May 2018 Four young researchers from abroad will be initiating new research projects at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU). Three of them are postdoctoral researchers working in the field