• Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
 

 

 

 
 
THE ARCHAEOGENETICS OF IBERIAN CATTLE - PROJECT MEETING
February 21-22, 2019 | CIBIO-InBIO, Vairão, Portugal
2019-01-28
 

 

Zooarchaeogenetics has offered a great opportunity to better understand the past of animal species. The development of the Archaic project, hosted by the ARCHGEN Research Group at CIBIO-InBIO, involved the analysis of genomic data retrieved from the now extinct aurochs and from domestic cattle specimens of different chronologies collected in Iberia and North Africa. The genomic analysis of cattle remains from Iberia is particularly challenging since DNA has not been preserved in optimal conditions due to the temperate Mediterranean climate.

 

Organised under the scope of CIBIO-InBIO's ARCHAIC PROJECT, in close collaboration with LARC-DGPC and UNIARQ, this meeting will bring together national and international experts in Archaeology, Zooarchaeology, Evolutionary Biology, Genomics and Bioinformatics to promote multidisciplinary discussions about the evolutionary trajectories of human and animal populations.

 

PROGRAMME

 

Thursday, February 21

 

13:00 – Lunch at a local restaurant, Vairão

 

14:15 – OPENING SESSION

 

Catarina Ginja | PI of the ARCHAIC Project, CIBIO-InBIO

 

14:30 – PLENARY TALK | CASUAL SEMINAR IN BIODIVERSITY AND EVOLUTION

The middle pleistocene cranium from gruta da aroeira (almonda karst system): implications for our understanding of the human evolution process

João Zilhão | University of Barcelona

 

SESSION 1: WHAT ZOOARCHAEOLOGY CAN TELL US ABOUT CATTLE POPULATIONS OVERTIME?

 

15:15 – Simon Davis | LARC-DGPC and CIBIO-InBIO

Climate, domestication, livestock improvement and sex: aurochsen and cattle bones from late Pleistocene and Holocene Portugal and the Near East

 

16:00 – Silvia Valenzuela | CSIC-Institució Milà i Fontanals, Barcelona

Cattle from the East, cattle from the West: diversity of cattle morphotypes in the Iberian Peninsula in late Prehistory and Roman times.

 

16:45 - Coffee Break

 

17:15 – Cleia Detry | UNIARQ, University of Lisbon

Cattle improvement in the cities of Roman Lusitania

 

18:00 – Carlos Fernandez | University of Léon

Title to be confirmed

 

18:45 – CONCLUDING REMARKS

Ana Elisabete Pires | LARC-DGPC and CIBIO-InBIO

Catarina Ginja | CIBIO-InBIO

 

19:30 – Dinner in Porto

 

Friday, February 22

 

SESSION 2: THE ARCHAIC PROJECT – WHERE DID WE GET AND WHERE TO GO?

 

9:30 – Catarina Ginja | CIBIO-InBIO

Overview of the ARCHAIC project: pitfalls and achievements

 

10:15 – Irene Ureña | CIBIO-InBIO

Cattle DNA retrieval: a look into some successful archaeological sites from the Iberian peninsula

 

11:00 - Coffee Break

 

11:30 – Silvia Guimarães | CIBIO-InBIO

Genomic screening of Iberian cattle specimens: preliminary results

 

12: 15 – GENERAL DISCUSSION AND PERSPECTIVES

 

13:00 – Lunch at a local restaurant, Vairão

 

14:30 – PLENARY TALK | SEMINAR IN BIODIVERSITY AND EVOLUTION

Of Vikings and their contemporaries: mobility in early medieval northern Europe

Anders Götherström | University of Stockholm

 

SESSION 3: ARCHAEOGENETICS AND BIOINFORMATICS TO INFER CATTLE EVOLUTION

 

15:15 – Ceiridwen Edwards | University of Huddersfield

Domestication and DNA Sequence Analyses of a British Aurochs (Bos primigenius)

 

15:40 – Rita Monteiro | University of Huddersfield

Archaeogenetics and Palaeogenetics of Cattle Domestication in North-West Europe

 

16:00 – Rita Rasteiro | University of Bristol

Demographic inference in the postgenomic era

 

16:45 – CONCLUDING REMARKS

Ana Elisabete Pires | LARC-DGPC and CIBIO-InBIO

Catarina Ginja | CIBIO-InBIO

 

19:30 – Dinner in Vila do Conde

 

Saturday, February 23

 

8:00 – TRIP TO THE CÔA VALLEY WORLD HERITAGE MUSEUM

 

 

 

REGISTRATION
Please PRE-REGISTER by following this link.

Deadline: February 8, 2019

 

Participation is open to the scientific community and general public, free of charge but places are limited! The two plenary talks are open to all CIBIO-InBIO members and general public without registration.

 

 

CONTACT
For questions please send an e-mail to: archaic@cibio.up.pt

 

 

 

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