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Insights Into Human History in the Eurasian Stone Age: Recent Developments in Archaeology, Palaeoanthropology, and Genetics

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Program Theme

Recent archaeological, palaeoanthropological, and genetic studies indicate that two archaic humans (Neanderthals and Denisovans) lived in Central Asia after c. 130,000 years ago, and anatomically modern humans (Homo sapiens) also migrated to this region at c. 48,000 years ago. Although Neanderthals and Denisovans were genetically and culturally close to modern humans, they went extinct after the arrival of modern humans. In contrast, modern humans stably increased their population size and further migrated to the American continent. It is little known why modern humans were able to increase their population size, while the other human species went extinct. In the program, world-class researchers who have contributed to the topics and are doing cutting-edge studies are invited to show recent advances in archaeology, palaeoanthropology, and genetics, and also provide Insights Into Human history in the Eurasian Stone Age.

Events

International Symposium: Insights Into Human History in the Eurasian Stone Age: Recent Developments in Archaeology, Palaeoanthropology, and Genetics
(September 27, 2022 – September 29, 2022)

Workshop 1: Emergence of Regional Diversity of Northeast Asia
(September 30, 2022)

Public Lectures: Evolution, Dispersals & Replacement in Human History
(October 1, 2022)

Workshop 2: Recovering Ancient Remains and Reconstructing Past
(October 4, 2022)

Organizers

Katsuhiro Sano
(Professor, Center for Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku University)

Masami Izuho
(Associate Professor, Gradual School of Humanities, Tokyo Metropolitan University)

Kohei Tamura
(Associate Professor, Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Tohoku University)

Stefano Benazzi
(Professor, Department of Cultural Heritage, University of Bologna)

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Center for Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku University

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Contact

Center for Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku University
E-mail: waka.kuboyama.e4*tohoku.ac.jp (change * to @)