Research

We engage with a range of research questions under the heading of biocultural history, including the relationship between the cultural identiy and genetic makeup of the Danish population, the theoretical Northern range of Neanderthals, and the significance of favoured scientific narratives.

One of our chief goals is to develop models for largescale biocultural historical research.

Our major research projects

Natural and Cultural Heritage

Natural and cultural heritageWe are combining ecological data, archaeological and paleontological findings, archival documents, and social and cultural records to analyse the natural and cultural heritage in Africa from a biocultural perspective.

Neanderthal Heritage

We are analysing the consequences of the question of Neanderthals’ northern range. It will combine the making of a database including the Neanderthal occurrence record, palaeoclimatic simulations, advanced spatial niche modelling, distribution and trait-based ecological analyses of coexisting biota, archaeological data, and research-historical records.

Genetic History

We are drawing the first combined genetic and cultural map of recent population movements in Denmark through tracing the genetic legacy and genetic demography of the recent Danish population and relating the findings with cultural data and census-based demographics.

Biocultural Theory

We investigate the scope and challenges of a biocultural paradigm, and points the way toward future interdisciplinary humanities scholarship.

Biocultural engagement

With a strong commitment to engage the public and increase the understanding of human evolution we are involved in a series of high-profile outreach projects taking the latest research results out of the laboratory and into people’s lives.