Panel Discussion: Archaeology and Genetics
Professor Mary Bownes, University of Edinburgh, chairs an international panel, including Professor Keith Dobney, University of Aberdeen, Dr Greger Larson, University of Oxford, Dr Eva-Maria Geigl, CNRS University Paris 7, and Professor Ian Barnes, Natural History Museum.
Genetics is providing new areas of research for archaeology. But how should we engage with both the process and the resultant data? Do the traditional archaeological approaches to individuals and groups, mobility and adaptation, and above all, identity, readily combine with genetics? Are current archaeological field techniques, skills and infrastructure fit for purpose? How should archaeology constructively interact with this brave new world?