Looking into the Past with Ancient DNA

“Unearthing History: The Discovery of a 12,500 year old Paleo-Indian Site
along the Farmington River in Avon, CT” webinar series continues with Looking into the Past with Ancient DNA on Thursday, September 15th at 7:00pm. Register in advance at: https://www.avonctlibrary.info/event/unearthing-history-2022-ancient-dna/

Samantha Archer, M.A. is an anthropological geneticist and biocultural anthropologist entering her fifth year of
the doctoral program in anthropology at the University of Connecticut. Her dissertation focuses on applying
molecular archaeological technologies to investigate the lives of people who lived in mid-to-late 19th century
Texas. She holds a Master’s degree in anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin.
Christina M. Balentine is an anthropological geneticist and PhD candidate at the University of Texas at Austin
and the University of Connecticut. In her dissertation research, she is studying ancient DNA from people who
lived thousands of years ago in what is now Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, Chile, to learn about their
migration histories and how they adapted to their cold environment.

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