- Nov 10 2020
- 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Montana’s Native People: Perspectives on the Clovis Child Webinar Series Part 5
From Siberia to the Americas and Beyond: Becoming an Evolutionary Geneticist
Yellowstone Gateway Museum invites tribal college and high school students and educators to join us Fall and Winter 2020 for a FREE eight-session live career webinar series. The webinars explore the work of anthropologists, archaeologists, geneticists and other professionals who have gained an understanding of the Anzick Site in Park County, Montana.
Eske Willerslev, geogeneticist
Throughout my life I have been a student, an explorer, a fur trapper, a scientist, and even a knight, but my main passion has been tracking the migration of humankind through the DNA of ancient and modern living people and discovering the mysteries it holds. The work carried out on the Clovis burial has not only deepened our understanding of the earliest people and how they spread across the continents, but has also shed some light on what the study of ancient DNA can bring to modern communities.
Eske Willerslev is a world famous DNA scientist, professor in the universities of Cambridge and Copenhagen. He has broad research interest in the fields of ecology and evolution and is known for his multidisciplinary approach mixing archaeology, anthropology, paleontology, chemistry, physics, statistics, and mathematics, but also philosophy. Over recent years he has focused major parts of his research on understanding the formation of contemporary human genetic diversity, distribution, and disease burden.