Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Webinar: Using DNA to Trace Human Origins and Migration

Archived Webinar

The Zoom webinar with Miguel Vilar, Genetic Anthropologist and Project Manager of the Genographic Project at National Geographic, aired June 17, 2020, as part of the "HOT (Human Origins Today) Topics" series. Watch a recording in the player above.

Description

While most people think of fossils and artifacts as the most important lines of evidence for understanding the past, genetic evidence also plays a major role. In this webinar, Miguel Vilar, Genetic Anthropologist and Project Manager of the Genographic Project at National Geographic, shares information about how genetic evidence is used to trace the origin of our species, Homo sapiens, as well as the migrations of ancient modern humans throughout the world. The webinar was moderated by Briana Pobiner, Paleoanthropologist and Educator at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. 

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Resource Type
Videos and Webcasts
Grade Level
9-12
Topics
Paleontology, Social Studies