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Dr. Hannes Rathmann is a trained bioarchaeologist specialized in osteological analyses and his research interests center primarily around questions relating to human mobility in the past. Geographically, his research has mainly focused on the Mediterranean region and he has a strong interest in the history of the ancient Greek colonization. Methodologically, he focuses on population and quantitative genetic analyses using dental phenotypes as a proxy for ancient DNA. Hannes Rathmann’s work promotes interdisciplinary synergy between the academic fields of physical anthropology, paleogenomics, and archaeology.

2019Rathmann H, Kyle B, Nikita E, Harvati K, Saltini Semerari G (2019). Population history of southern Italy during Greek colonization inferred from dental remains. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 170 (4): 519-534. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.23937
Rathmann H, Reyes-Centeno H, Ghirotto S, Creanza N, Hanihara T, Harvati K (2017). Reconstructing human population history from dental phenotypes. Scientific Reports 7: 12495. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-12621-y
Rathmann H, Saltini Semerari G, Harvati K (2017). Evidence for migration influx into the ancient Greek colony of Metaponto: A population genetics approach using dental nonmetric traits. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 27: 453-464. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/oa.2569
Reyes-Centeno H, Rathmann H, Hanihara T, Harvati K (2017): Testing modern human out-of-Africa dispersal models using dental non-metric data. Current Anthropology 58 (S17): S406-S417. https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/694423

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