The Late Neolithic people from Pełczyska

Here is a nice piece of work that was published today. Especially Anna Linderholm, Maja Krzewińska, and Gülşah Merve Kılınç (when these three ladies start to work on something together, it always turns out good in the end), but also a few more of us have worked on this back and forth over the latest…

COVID19 and CPG

So, the epidemic hit Sweden, the SARS-CoV-2 virus is causing trouble. And all of us at CPG agreed that we should help out wherever we could when we could, that this would be more important than any of our projects at the moment (in the middle of an epidemic that is, under any other circumstances…

NEOMATRIX, a way to make our research more interesting

In these times, when we are facing a type of challenge we have not had to deal with for a century, good news of all kinds are welcome. And we had a piece of such good news today, our Twinning application NEOMATRIX was granted. The first type of fundings you look for are the kind…

Be a laboratory assistant at CPG

Bones and teeth, to many of them. I want it to be genomic data. Thus someone needs to help me with transferring them from bones to data. And that is why I am announcing a laboratory assistant position at CPG. I’m looking for someone, preferably with experience from aDNA work such as DNA extractions from…

What hides behind the bibliometrics

Citation index is a funny thing. I was contemplating over it yesterday as I got some notification that someone had cited an aurochs paper we wrote ages ago. I don’t know how this works, but there seems to be various services that notifies you by email when someone cites you, and you don’t have to…

The inauguration of the Center for Palaeogenetics

Who would we invite? -If you could pick anyone to come and give a seminar on the inauguration, who would you ask? -I would ask Ludovic Orlando to give an introduction  to the field, no one knows the last decade as he does. -And Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson, few proper archaeologists have worked with archaeogenetecists the way…

A fun project that was postponed

During the autumn I postponed a lot of stuff with the excuse that we were so busy moving to CPG. Now we have actually moved to CPG, and everything that was postponed now must be done. But there is a good side to it, most of this postponed stuff is actually fun stuff. A collaborative…

The hidden treasures of Somaliland

There are a few places on earth where it is possible to encounter archaeological key-sites that are completely unknown and not explored. And those are usually in areas on the fringe, or even outside of the most densely populated parts of the world. Of the few areas where all sorts of human activities has a…

The final inspection of CPG

There are too many things going on in parallel these days. The PGHP course, starting up the Microbiome program, the ITN application. All of them fun things. Several good scientists are coming in to lecture on the course, and trying to get a collaboration going between several groups in an ITN are super fun things…

Meetings at the exit of 2019

This was a week full of meetings, meetings to conclude the year. The first one was the ATLAS days, this time closer to Stockholm than usual, in Saltsjöbaden. For two days, Tuesday and Wednesday, we met and went over what is going on within the program. This time the lion-part of the presentations were from…

Multitasking

PGHP is of course a course and nothing else. But since we have a constant stream of really cool people coming in and lecturing on it, we can use it for more things. Or rather, these people lecturing, they can do other things while they are here. Katerina Douka from Jena was visiting yesterday to…