Our DNA is a part of us: it stores genetic information and clues about our sex, what we look like, who we’re related to and much more besides. Studies of DNA from ancient people continue to reveal fascinating stories about the history of humankind and where we come from. But what exactly is DNA? And what can it tell us about the human past? What can’t it tell us? Perhaps most importantly, what does it allow to say about ourselves?
This panel event brings together a range of perspectives to discuss these questions, dispel myths about genetic data, and show the relevance of a deep past perspective to present concerns about diversity, ethnicity and migration.
Panellists: Dr Tom Booth, Professor Joanna Brück, Subhadra Das, Dr Adam Rutherford, and Professor Chris Stringer.
Find out more on the Pathways to Ancient Britain website.