Graduate School of Sciences, University of Tokyo, Professor
The representative of A02, Dr Hiroki Oota, and the group will analyze genome and phenotype of human bones excavated from archaeological sites. We will also work on genomic analysis of ancient soil in archaeological sites.
Team Members and Research Themes
- Co-researcher : Dr Izumi Naka, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, Assistant Professor (Dry analysis of ancient human bone genomes)
- Collaborator : Dr Daisuke Waku, Faculty of International Agriculture and Food Studies, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Assistant Professor (Wet analysis of ancient human bone genomes)
- Collaborator : Dr Takashi Gakuhari, Institute for the Study of Ancient Civilizations and Cultural Resources, Kanazawa University, Assistant Professor (Wet analysis of ancient human bones and ancient soil genomes)
- Collaborator : Dr Osamu Kondo, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, Associate Professor (Ancient human bone morphology analysis)
- Collaborator : Dr Soichiro Mizushima, Faculty of Medicine, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Associate Professor (Ancient human bone morphology analysis)
We, group A02, aims to clarify the kin relationships within and between the human remains excavated from archaeological sites, as well as the paleoenvironment that is deeply connected to livelihoods. Archaeology has so far proposed a number of hypotheses regarding kinship and living environments in prehistoric societies. For these verifications, it is effective to focus on the biological connections between ancient human bones and the organisms that exist in the environment. We will extract biological and archaeological information from the sites by integrating bone morphology analyses and genome analyses, and proceed with hypothesis verification.