Thursday 1 December 18:30 - 20:00

The Francis Crick Institute
1 Midland Road
London
NW1 1AT

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Professor Alice Roberts - Ancestors - Burial Archaeology and Ancient DNA

Science & Technology

Join Professor Alice Roberts as she discusses themes from her new book- BURIED with researchers from the Crick’s Ancient DNA lab.

Doors open from 17:00 - come and visit our current exhibition "Outwitting Cancer" and have a drink in the Crick CafΓ© before the talk.

Discover how archaeology and genetics are joining forces to shed light on Ancient Britain...

Buried: An Alternative History of the First Millennium in Britain is the latest book by Professor Alice Roberts - described as "Tender, fascinating … Lucid and illuminating" by Robert Macfarlane of The Sunday Times. Alice combines archaeological finds with cutting-edge DNA research and written history to shed fresh light on how people lived: by examining the stories of the dead.

Professor Alice Roberts is an academic, author and broadcaster, specialising in human anatomy, physiology, evolution, archaeology and history. In 2001, Alice made her television debut on Channel 4’s Time Team, and went on to write and present The Incredible Human Journey, Origins of Us and Ice Age Giants on BBC2. She is also the presenter of the popular TV series Digging for Britain. Alice has been a Professor of Public Engagement with Science at the University of Birmingham since 2012.

The Ancient Genomics Lab at the Crick studies ancient DNA to understand human evolution, mobility, and disease in prehistory.

This discussion is suitable for students of GCSE level and above.

Paid bar will be open before the talk - contactless payments only.

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