Research Seminar 29/09/16 | Stephen Oppenheimer: Peopling the Indo-Pacific Region

We were honoured to welcome Professor Stephen Oppenheimer back to the department to give a research talk on the 29th September. He spoke about genetic migrations around the Sunda shelf, which he described as the main conduit for coastal migrations from Africa to E Asia and Mainland SE Asia to Island SE Asia and Oceania over the past 70k years. He explained that some genetic events correspond with changes in climate and sea levels, which likely forced migration dispersals.

You can read more about Professor Oppenheimer’s research in many of his publications.

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