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Paleoecology, genetics and human prehistory

This course focuses on what ancient DNA and related disciplines can reveal about the prehistory of humans and wild organisms.

This includes exploring the dynamics of climate change, the Ice Age Megafauna and how humans evolved, left Africa and the later histories of Neanderthals and modern humans. Several lectures will be given by scientists who were directly involved in these studies.

  • Course structure


    Love Dalén


    Anders Götherström


  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    Lindqvist, C. and Rajora, O.P. (eds.). Paleogenomics: Genome-Scale Analysis of Ancient DNA. Springer, 2019. ISBN 978-3-030-04753-5.

    Note that this book is available for free as an e-book from the Stockholm University library.

  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Student office
    Study counsellor (advanced level)