SNIC
SUPR
SNIC SUPR
Archaeogenomic Investigation of Iberian Human Genomes from Iron Age to the Middle Ages
Dnr:

SNIC 2018/8-88

Type:

SNAC Small

Principal Investigator:

Ricardo Rodríguez Varela

Affiliation:

Stockholms universitet

Start Date:

2018-03-01

End Date:

2019-03-01

Primary Classification:

10615: Evolutionary Biology

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Allocation

Abstract

In this project we will investigate the medieval pilgrims´ mobility and their infectious diseases using an interdisciplinary multi-proxy suit of bioarchaeological tools. We will employ an archaeogenomic approach to study human remains from pilgrim´s necropolises along the Way of St. James. Coetaneous local populations from common cemeteries will be analysed in parallel with the pilgrim´s necropolises in order to establish genomic baselines for every sampled site. In addition to this the genomic analyses of individuals from North Spain covering a time transect of seven centuries (from VI to XIII) will allow us to study the population dynamics of this region.