15 Apr 2024
18:15  - 19:45

Seminarraum S02, Rosshofgasse (Schnitz)


Public event, Guest lecture / Talk, Colloquium

Life, death, and mobility during the Late Iron Age in Switzerland and Northern Italy: the CELTUDALPS project

Vortrag von Marco Milella und Zita Laffranchi, Universität Bern im Rahmen des Forschungskolloquiums IPNA/UFG/PRA („Kränzli“), FS 2024.

The steady increase of biogeochemical and biomolecular data is refining traditional hypotheses about the genetic history and territorial mobility patterns of European human groups during the Late Iron Age. Compared with other geographic areas, however, only few data are yet available for those “Celtic” groups occupying the Northern Italian and Swiss territories during this period. The aim of CELTUDALPS is to address these issues by means of a multidisciplinary analysis of a large sample (ca. 300 individuals) representing La Tène cultural groups inhabiting modern Switzerland and Northern Italy between the 4th -1st centuries BCE.

By applying a range of methods including the analysis of ancient DNA and isotopic (δ15N, δ13C, δ34S, δ18O, 87Sr/86Sr) data, as well as quantitative analysis of funerary patterns, CELTUDALPS aims to: (a) estimate the differences and similarities in territorial mobility between these groups; (b) reconstruct their genetic history and variation; (c) explore the possible links between mobility, kinship patterns, and social organization in each area. In this talk we discuss the theoretical background underlying our research, and present some selected outputs from the study.

Gäste sind herzlich willkommen!
Für Studierende besteht die Möglichkeit, für das Forschungskolloquium (LV 70814-01) einen Kreditpunkt zu erwerben.
Für Detailinformationen wenden Sie sich bitte an Claudia Gerling (claudia.gerling@unibas.ch).

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