Human Biogeography : understanding the spatial distribution of people, cultures, and languages

Human Biogeography : understanding the spatial distribution of people, cultures, and languages

Sietze Norder

Human Biogeography : understanding the spatial distribution of people, cultures, and languages

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In this seminar we will explore how geography, ecology, and climate have interacted to shape past human migrations and patterns of human (genetic, cultural, and linguistic) diversity. To understand the biogeography of our species, insights from different disciplines need to be integrated. Therefore, the talks in this session are given by experts from disciplines closely related to biogeography, including macroecology, population genomics, anthropology, archaeology, and socio-environmental modelling.

Program:

  1. Human Biogeography: towards understanding the spatial distribution of people, cultures, and languages (Sietze Norder, Leiden University)
  2. Drivers of geographic patterns of North American language diversity (Marco Coelho, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL, Birmensdorf)
  3. Ancient genomics and biogeography: what can DNA tell us about the spatial movement of humans during the European Holocene? (Fernando Racimo, University of Copenhagen)
  4. Ptolemy, Copernicus, and Human Biogeography: Common Sense vs. the Science of Human Diversity (John Edward Terrell, University of Illinois Chicago)
  5. Landscape rules predict optimal superhighways for the first peopling of Sahul (Stefani Crabtree, Utah State University / Santa Fe institute)

Time & zone:ย  2:30 pm Central European Summer Time (12:30 pm UTC/GMT)

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Event Country - The Netherlands

 

Date And Time

2021-09-16 @ 12:30 PM (UTC) to
2021-09-16 @ 02:30 PM (UTC)
 

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