Recently, an international team published a research paper entitled “The genetic prehistory of the Baltic Sea region” in Nature Communications, one of the top international academic journals, having successfully mapped the human genomes from 38 ancient individuals in the Baltic Sea dating from around 2200 to 9500 years ago, which would lead to the reconstruction of the prehistory of the Baltic Sea region. Alissa Mittnik, a postdoctoral fellow from theMax Planck Institute in Germany, is the paper’ lead author, and Wang Chuanchao, an associate professor of the Department of Anthropology and Ethnology of Xiamen University, is the second author and the only co-author from China on this international team, which included German Max Planck Institute of the Science of Human History, the Archeology Institute of the University of Tübingen in Germany, Department of Anthropology and Ethnology of Xiamen University, Department of Archeology of the Lithuanian Institute of History, Institute of History of the University of Latvia, Swedish Heritage Foundation, Institute of History and Archeology of the University of Tartu in Estonia, and Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, etc.
The research was funded and supported by the Max Planck Institute, the DFG Fund (KR 4015 / 1-1), Nan Qiang Top Youth Talent Support Program of Xiamen University, the RFBR Fund (16-06-00303), American National Science Foundation (HOMINID BCS-1032255) and National Institutes of Health (GM100233).
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