Talks and presentations

Palaeomicrobiology of Teeth

July 05, 2019

Lecture, Institute für Naturwissenschaftliches Archäologie, Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

EVEREST Workshop: All About Teeth: I gave a lecture to the EVEREST Graduate School at the University of Tübingen on what we can learn about human (pre)history in the context of the microbial remains of ancient teeth.

Introduction to Ancient Dietary Metagenomes

September 15, 2017

Lecture, Institute für Naturwissenschaftliches Archäologie, Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

Palaeodietary Workshop: I gave a lecture to masters and PhD students at the University of Tübingen on the challenges of using ancient DNA to study diet in the past, in particular focusing on our ability to authenticate these signals in dental calculus and palaeofaeces. I also presented a brief set of guidelines aimed at archaeologists, on what to look for when reading an ancient DNA paper in this context. The slides from this talk can found on Google Drive here, made avaliable under a CC-NC-SA 4.0 License.