The 4th Workshop of Biological Anthropologists


The School of Archaeology, in association with the Advanced Core Research Centre for History of Human Ecology in the North (Hokaidai, Japan), will host a one-day conference on bioarchaeology this Friday 13th January (10am-6pm) at the Institute of Archaeology on Beaumont Street. See the programme below. 

Time Table

10:00-10:10 Opening remarks (Hirofumi Kato, Hokkaido Univ.)
10:10-12:10 Presentations

1. Daisuke Kubo (Grad. School of Medicine, Hokkaido Univ.)
Cerebellar size of Middle Paleolithic people and its behavioral implication

2. Wataru Morita (Grad. School of Dental Medicine, Hokkaido Univ.)

Phylogenetic relationship between Nakalipithecus and Ouranopithecus: implications for
the origin of African ape and humans.

3. Nicholas Marquez-Grant (Centre for Archaeological and Forensic Analysis, Cranfield
Title to be announced.

4. Noboru Adachi (Grad. School of Medicine, Yamanashi Univ.)
Sex determination from fragmented and degraded DNA by Amplified Product-Length
Polymorphism bidirectional SNP analysis of amelogenin and SRY genes

12:10-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:30 Presentations

1. Kyoko Yamaguchi (Faculty of Science, Liverpool John Moores University)
Reconsidering genetics of skin pigmentation in East Asia

2. Alyssa White (School of Archaeology, Univ. of Oxford)
Integrated Stable Isotopic and Radiocarbon Analyses of Neolithic and Bronze Age
Hunter-Gatherers from Lake Baikal’s Little Sea and Upper Lena River Regions

3. Takumi Tsutaya (Grad. School of Science, Kyoto Univ.)
Comparison of weaning ages in premodern Britain and Japan: evidence from stable
isotope analyses

4. Rikai Sawafuji (Grad. School of Science, Univ. of Tokyo)
Diversity of food in Edo period: evidence from ancient calculus DNA analysis

15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:30 Presentations

1. Tomohito Nagaoka (St.Marianna Univ. School of Medicine)
Weapon-related traumas in the medieval people in Kamakura, Japan

2. Hajime Ishida (Grad. School of Medicine, Univ. of the Ryukyus)
Victims of Shimabara Rebellion in 1638 excavated from the Hara Castle site, Japan

3. Rick Schulting (School of Archaeology, Univ. of Oxford)
The darker angels of our nature: a butchered prehistoric human bone assemblage from
Charterhouse Warren, Somerset, England

17:30-18:00 Discussion

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