“Learning about Neandertals and Ourselves from Ancient Genomes," Oct. 12 at 4 pm -- Hale Science 270
Professor John Hawks, Ph.D., Dept. of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin
Most living people trace a fraction of their ancestry to Neandertals, and a smaller proportion trace their ancestry to a mysterious population called the Denisovans. Dr. Hawks is currently working with genomes of these archaic humans to uncover their relationships to recent human populations.