New course - coming next year...

 

This unique one year taught postgraduate programme combines cutting-edge biomolecular research with archaeological and evolutionary approaches. Through lectures, seminars, and hands-on laboratory-based learning, this course combines the study of ancient biomolecules in archaeology with advanced genetic, biomedical and evolutionary research. Students will benefit from a choice of modules offered across the fields of archaeology, biological and medical science, and study key cross-disciplinary topics such as human evolution, plant and animal domestication, human diets and migrations, ancient pathogens, and human adaptations to past environments. Students will have the opportunity to learn how biomolecules degrade and preserve in archaeological materials, and how they are extracted and analysed; the strategies and tools used in analysing sequence data; and to develop their own, original biomolecular archaeology research project.