ACTION

Operational Program “Bilateral and Multilateral Research & Technology Partnership Greece-Germany”

CONSORTIUM

History and Ethnology Department-Anthropology Laboratory DEMOCRITUS UNIVERSITY OF THRACE, TETRAGON SA (Greece), Institute of Organismic and Molecular Evolution Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Reiss-Engelhorn Museen (Germany)

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BIOMUSE

The genetic heritage of ancient Greece: Bringing digitalized human bio-history to museums

Scope of the project is the production and analysis of a series of 50 genomes of prehistoric and historic humans, who lived in Greece from the Mesolithic to the Byzantine period, the creation of “individual biographies” based on the genetic phenotype and the macroscopic study of humans, and the implementation of these reconstructions in existing or new exhibitions in museums and cultural venues. The research program aims to preserve and digitize valuable data on cultural and biological heritage, distributing them to the general public.