Urgeschichte und Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie

Jun. Prof. Dr. Cosimo Posth

Group Leader

Office:
Hölderlinstraße 12, 72074 Tübingen, Germany
+49 (0)7071 29-74089
cosimo.posth [at] uni-tuebingen.de

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Main Research Interests

  • Ancient DNA
  • Population Genetics
  • Human Evolution
  • Archaeological Sciences

Cosimo Posth focuses his research on the genetic reconstruction and dispersal history of archaic and modern humans through the DNA analysis of ancient human remains. After studying Natural and Anthropological Sciences in Florence (Italy), Cosimo Posth received his doctorate from the University of Tübingen in 2016. In his doctoral thesis he was able to show that early modern humans and Neanderthals admixed more than 200,000 years ago. He also revealed population expansions and contractions of European hunter-gatherers during the last Ice Age. Subsequently, he started his post-doctoral research activity at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena (Germany) where, in 2019, he became leader of the Human Paleogenomics group. Since April 2020, he is appointed Junior Professor for Archaeo- and Palaeogenetics at the University of Tübingen and Senckenberg Centre for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment in Tübingen (Germany).

Curriculum Vitae

Since April 2020
Junior Professor of Archaeo- and Palaeogenetics

Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen

2019-2020
Group Leader of ‘Human Paleogenomics’

Department of Archaeogenetics, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany

2017-2019
Postdoctoral Researcher

Department of Archaeogenetics, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany

2017
PhD in Archaeological Sciences

Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen, Germany. Thesis title: ‘Paleogenetic investigations of hominin diversity and dispersals in Eurasian prehistory’

2010-2012
M.Sc. in Anthropological Sciences

University of Florence, Italy

2006-2010
Bachelor in Natural Sciences

University of Florence, Italy

2001-2006
Chemistry Diploma

T.I.S. Tullio Buzzi, Prato, Italy