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.
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.
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 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
BEAN and LeCHE featured in Nature News
The LeCHE (Lactase Persistence in the early Cultural History of Europe) ITN, the intellectual predecessor to BEAN, is featured in an article in the 1 August 2013 issue of Nature. The article describes how BEAN is building on the findings of the LeCHE researchers.