Preparing for the Dig: Researcher’s approach to the next excavation

Date: Saturday 11th June 2022
Time: 10am – 12pm
Location: Mille Fleurs Heritage House, 23 Maraval Road, St Clair.

Agenda:
Mairin Balisi- Carnivores at tar pits
Alexis Mychajliw- La Brea Biodiversity
Ryan S. Mohammed – workflow of fossil from ground to museum shelf
General Discussion

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Ancient DNA and the Genetic History of the Caribbean

Presenter: Dr. Kathrin Nagele, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany

Ancient Genomic analyses are powerful new tools for reconstructing the past. In this talk, we’ll discuss what DNA and ancient DNA are, why it is so difficult to recover it in the tropics and explain the methods we use to still achieve it. We’ll also summarise what we have learned from the already analysed genomes of Caribbean ancestors and discuss the interdisciplinary, co-creative process needed to piece together the puzzle of the Caribbean’s deep genetic history and to situate Trinidad within it.

 

Easter at Mille Fleurs – 17th April

Easter at Mille Fleurs – 16th April

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