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Historical Event, Sat 21 Sep 2019, free entry


Who were Britain's First Farmers?  The Genetics of

Who were Britain's First Farmers? The Genetics of


YAHS:Prehistory Research Section & The Prehistoric Society Joint Open Meeting.

Advances in techniques of extracting, sequencing and analysing DNA extracted from ancient human remains over the last 10 years have revolutionised our understanding of the demographic history of prehistoric Europe.

These techniques have identified several major large-scale population changes, suggesting that ancient migrations had a significant influence on the demographic and cultural prehistory of Europe. A persistent point of contention in British archaeology is the extent to which the development of Neolithic farming practices in Britain around 4000 BC was driven by migrations of established farmers from continental Europe.

Dr Tom Booth of the Crick Institute will discuss how recent studies of ancient human DNA contribute to the debate about the origins of British Neolithic, as well as the nature of the first farming societies in Britain and Yorkshire specifically.

This meeting is free and non-members are welcome.

Free Refreshments will be available after the talk.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 21 Sep 2019 14:00 to 00:00


Free entry

Please note that admission is by ticket.



    Millennium Square,
    LS2 8BH



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    Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Leeds station


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups