EUROTAST Reporting

DECEMBER 2015: EUROTAST Research Hailed as Top Ten Discovery of 2015 by Archaeology Magazine

PNAS publication “Genome-wide ancestry of 17th-century enslaved Africans from the Carribbean” published by EUROTAST researchers has been recognized as one of the Top Ten discoveries of 2015 by Archaeology Magazine: http://www.archaeology.org/issues/200-1601/features/3965-top-10-archaeological-discoveries-of-2015

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NOVEMBER 2015: Dr Jessica Hendy Receives Postdoctoral Research Position

After passing her PhD viva, former EUROTAST Fellow Dr Jessica Hendy started a position as a postdoctoral research assistant with Dr Camilla Speller at BioArCh, University of York. In her EUROTAST research she explored the development of novel archaeological-biomolecular methods to understand the health and diet of enslaved Africans during the transatlantic slave trade. In this new…

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OCTOBER 2015: Erna Johannesdottir presents at BABAO Conference

EUROTAST Fellow Erna Johannesdottir presented at the 17th Annual Conference of the British Associate for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology September 2015 in Sheffield. Her presentation, African dental modification practices in the era of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade was presented with EUROTAST Research Supervisor, Kate Robson Brown. Title: African dental modification practices in the era of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade…

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OCTOBER 2015: EUROTAST fellow Jessica Hendy receives Humanities Research Centre Fellowship

Jessica Hendy has received the prestigious 2015-2016 Humanities Research Centre Fellowship for her research with EUROTAST. Her presentation, titled Molecular Perspectives on the Transatlantic Slave Trade, was nominated for displaying intellectual achievement and future potential and judged on her capacity to “communicate high-quality research clearly and engagingly to a non-specialist audience.” For more information, see the…

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EAA/SAA EUROTAST Presentation: Ryan Espersen on Race, Class, and Gender in Colonial Saba

EUROTAST Fellow Ryan Espersen is presenting a paper at the upcoming EAA-SAA Joint Meeting Archaeological Perspectives on Slavery, Trade, and Colonialism in Curaçao, 5-7 November, 2015. Title: Manifestations of Race, Class, and Gender in Pre-Emancipation Colonial Saba, Dutch Caribbean Abstract: Saba is a small and steep island in the Dutch Caribbean, just 13 square kilometers in area and 890 meters in elevation,…

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EAA/SAA EUROTAST Presentation: The Freed Slaves of Saint Helena: Genomic Analyses of 19th Century Human Remains Shed Light on Enslaved Africans Geographic Origins and Population Diversity

EUROTAST network members Marcela Sandoval Velasco, Kate Robson-Brown, Thomas Gilbert and Hannes Schroeder are presenting a paper along with their colleagues at the upcoming EAA-SAA Joint Meeting Archaeological Perspectives on Slavery, Trade, and Colonialism in Curaçao, 5-7 November, 2015. Title: The Freed Slaves of Saint Helena: Genomic Analyses of 19th Century Human Remains Shed Light on Enslaved Africans…

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EAA/SAA Keynote: Hannes Schroeder on EUROTAST

EUROTAST project coordinator Hannes Schroeder is delivering a keynote address at the upcoming EAA-SAA Joint Meeting Archaeological Perspectives on Slavery, Trade, and Colonialism in Curaçao, 5-7 November, 2015.       Speaker: Hannes Schroeder Title: The EUROTAST Project: New Perspectives on the History of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and Its Legacies Today Abstract: The study of the…

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AUGUST 2015: Forensic Science International: Genetics Publication of Genetic population study of Y-chromosome markers in Benin and Ivory Coast ethnic groups

Genetic population study of Y-chromosome markers in Benin and Ivory Coast ethnic groups Cesar Fortes-Lima, Nicolas Brucato, Myriam Croze, Gil Bellis, Stephanie Schiavinato, Achille Massougbodji, Florence Migot-Nabias, Jean-Michel Dugoujon In August 2015, EUROTAST research network members Cesar Fortes-Lima and Jean-Michel Dugoujon published a genetic dataset from 288 men in Benin and Ivory Coast. Benin has a…

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AUGUST 2015: PLOS ONE Publication of The Genomic Legacy of the Transatlantic Slave Trade in the Yungas Valley of Bolivia

The Genomic Legacy of the Transatlantic Slave Trade in the Yungas Valley of Bolivia Tanja Heinz, Jorge Mario Cárdenas, Vanesa Álvarez-Iglesias, Jacobo Pardo-Seco, Alberto Gómez-Carballa, Carla Santos, Patricia Taboada-Echalar, Antonio Salas In August 2015, EUROTAST research network members Tanja Heinz and Antonio Salas published research on the genetic ancestry of relatively isolated Afro-Bolivian communities in…

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MAY 2015: Sarah Abel and Myriam Cottias Interviewed on French National Radio

EUROTAST members Sarah Abel and Myriam Cottias were interviewed regarding their research on French National Radio. Hear this interview in French at the following link: http://www.franceculture.fr/emission-la-fabrique-de-l-histoire-esclavage-24-2015-05-19

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