Archaeologists in Iceland have for decades examined the remains of more than 350 graves from the Viking Age. In approximately 150 of these, teeth or bones of horses were found. Geneticists and archaeologists have now examined ancient DNA from 19 horses in such graves, and it turned out that all horses - except one - were male.
A new ancient DNA study shows that 14th century plague outbreaks might have resulted from repeated introductions of Yersinia pestis to Europe. Commercial trade routes, including the fur trade routes, would have contributed to the rapid spread of plague in whole Europe during the Middle Ages.
By investigating the DNA of several species of sparrows, researchers at CEES have shown that the house sparrow diverged from a sparrow in the Middle East – and started to digest starch-rich foods – when humans developed agriculture.
- Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics
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- Department of Physics
- Department of Geosciences
- Department of Informatics
- Department of Chemistry
- Department of Mathematics
- Department of Technology Systems
- Centre for Computing in Science Education (CCSE)
- Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES)
- Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED)
- Centre for Material Sciences and Nanotechnology (SMN)
- Rosseland Centre for Solar Physics (RoCS)
- Centre for Scalable Data Access in the Oil and Gas Domain (SIRIUS)
- Norwegian Centre for Science Education
- Hylleraas Centre for Quantum Molecular Sciences
- Njord Centre
CEED`s SAB member Anny Cazenave has received the Fellowship of the International Union of Geodesy and geophysics
Jan. 16, 2019 8:42 AM
- Poster session at the Winter seminar Jan. 13, 2019 7:57 PM
RoCS expands: more researchers on board
Jan. 9, 2019 11:44 AM
RoCS, the freshly established Norwegian Centre of Excellence, welcomes four new PhD students in Solar Physics.
The 2018 Reuch medal goes to Mat Domeier!
Jan. 9, 2019 8:28 AM