Bridging the European and Anatolian Neolithic
Bridging the European
and Anatolian Neolithic
Demography, migration, and lifestyle
at the advent of civilisation

Nuno Silva

Assessing the transition to agriculture in Western Anatolia and the Balkans using a spatially-explicit computer simulation approach


Nuno Silva received his License in Biochemistry and Master in Biodiversity, Genetics, and Evolution from University of Porto, Portugal. He is working with Mathias Currat to get insights on the Neolithics of Anatolia and Balkans through a computer simulation approach. Nuno is particularly interested in constructing realistic scenarios of human evolution and in testing them through computer simulations within robust statistical frameworks in population genetics. Thanks to the interdisciplinary environment that the BEAN network offers, the integration of knowledge in population genetics (emphasized by the further availability of ancient DNA), archaeology, and paleogeography will allow the construction of more accurate hypothesis about the Neolithic transition. Nuno's broader academic interests include model based approaches applied to population genetics research
  Geneva 4
University of Geneva