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Ancient DNA suggests drastically different evolutionary history for modern and extinct sloths

New mitochondrial genomes for extinct sloths suggests a very different evolutionary path for giant ground and Caribbean sloths.
Jun 06, 2019

McMaster Ancient DNA Centre at OE3C

Emil Karpinski presented his research on the American mastodon in this years OE3C.
May 06, 2019

The 2019 graduate colloquium for the Sherman Centre of Digital Scholarship

Katherine Eaton presented her pedagogical research on digital anthropology in university education.
Apr 09, 2019

Emil presents at Biology Research Day 2019

Emil Karpinski presented his work on American mastodon genetics at the Department of Biology's 6th Annual Graduate Research Day.
Feb 21, 2019

Congratulations Jennifer Klunk

The entire McMaster Ancient DNA Centre would like to congratulate Jennifer on her successful PhD defence!
Jan 23, 2019

Congratulations to Tyler Murchie on the Prestigous W. Garfield Weston Award for Northern Research

Congratulations to PhD Candidate Tyler James Murchie on receiving the W. Garfield Weston Award for Northern Research from Council Norther Studies Trust!
May 29, 2018

Evolution of the Mylodontidae and Arborealism in Sloths

Nuclear and mitochondrial data from Darwin's extinct ground sloth shows close relation to two-fingered sloths and supports multiple origins for arboreality.
May 25, 2018

Ancient DNA and Isotopes Reveal Roman Italian Ancestry and Family Relationships

McMaster Researcher reveal complex population dynamics in the wake of Roman subjugation of the Italian Peninsula (3rd century BCE)
May 09, 2018

Whole genomes reveal messy history of promiscuous proboscideans

A new collaboration between researchers at the McMaster Ancient DNA Centre and international researchers from across the United States, Europe, and Australia has resulted in the most comprehensive study of elephant evolution to-date.
Feb 27, 2018