BEAN Workshop "Simulating the Neolithic"
The 2015 BEAN workshop "Simulating the Neolithic", hosted by the UCL Institute of Archaeology and Department of Genetics, Evolution, and the Environment brought together speakers from population genetics, computational biology, demography, and archaeology to discuss recent advances and results in modelling phenomena related to the origin and spread of the Neolithic.
BEAN research on tour
BEAN researchers have been active in presenting their research over the summer/fall 2014 conference season:
Bogdana Milic presented a case study from lithic assemblages of Neolithic Çukuriçi Höyük at the 20th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA)in Istanbul.
Andrea Zanotti presented "Simulating the past to understand human history" at the Social Simulation conference in Barcelona.
Zuzana Fajkosova presented her work developing a bionformatic pipeline for aDNA the 6th International Symposium on Biomolecular Archeology (ISBA 6) in Basel, Switzerland.
Springer Scientific Publishing Workshop
The BEAN ITN held its fourth workshop, "The Science (and Art) of Scientific Publishing", at the offices of Associate Partner Springer Publishing in Heidelberg DE. Members of Springer's Editorial, Marketing, and Book and Journal Production teams presented an overview of the STM publishing business and led participants through the process of book and journal development from the perspectives of both the author and the publisher. Many thanks to Chris Bendall, Annett Büttner, Heather King, Erdmuthe Raufelder, Thomas Tsech, and Ulrike Graiff of Springer for an informative event
BEAN Research published in PNAS
BEAN researchers from UCL and JGU Mainz are among the authors of an aDNA study showing that positive selection within the last 5000 years has contributed to the variation in skin, eye, and hair pigmentation seen in modern Europeans.
BEAN research published in Science
BEAN ESR Zuzana Fajkošová and BEAN researchers from UCL and JGU Mainz are among the authors of an aDNA study demonstrating the persistence of the foraging lifeway long after the arrival of agriculture in central Europe.
Report 2000 Years of Parallel Societies in Stone Age Central Europe
Ruth Bollongino, Olaf Nehlich, Michael P. Richards, Jörg Orschiedt, Mark G. Thomas, Christian Sell, Zuzana Fajkošová, Adam Powell, and Joachim Burger
Science 1245049 Published online 10 October 2013