Hello and welcome to the group's
Browsing around you will find an introduction to the various
people that in one way or another have been working with us, and a
description of the various projects currently ongoing in the lab. Our
main interest is the investigation of human evolutionary history. In
easy words we investigate genetic variation present in human
populations to address questions related to the history of our species,
Homo sapiens (or so we try!).
Rock art from Lesotho
Our work covers a range of timescales and populations, from
the initial spread of modern humans out of Africa to the peopling of
Europe and the Mediterranean, and more recent demographic movements. We
aim to test hypotheses of dispersal and migration developed against an
archaeological and historical background with data generated from the
analysis of the DNA in modern populations.