The 16th December, GreenReport.it, an Italian online journal dedicated to ecological and economical topics, published an article about the Papuan Past Project. This article, entitled “La memoria dell’umanità è nascosta nel genoma dei papuasi” (“The memory of humanity is hidden in the genome of the Papuan people”), summarizes our 2019 fieldwork and the main questions addressed in our research. We are delighted with this presentation of our work to the Italian public.
The Colloquium “Current Trends in Papuan Linguistics”, took place the 10-11 Dec 2019 at the INALCO Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (Paris, France).
Dr Nicolas Brucato on behalf of the Papuan Past Project, gave a presentation entitled “A genetic perspective on the complex settlement of the Melanesian world”.
My interest in the settlement history of Papua New Guinea arose during my Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Louvain, Belgium. This first interest, and more broadly the wish to study human population genetics, led me to start a Master’s Degree in Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Aix-Marseille, France. Currently, I am continuing my research interest as a PhD student in Gene Technology at the University of Tartu, Estonia. The main aim of my project is to study human genetic adaptation to Papua New Guinean environments.
Congratulations to the Papuan Past Project which had a photograph selected by a panel of professional photographers and researchers along with 20 other laureates in the competition La preuve par l’image 2019 edition, organized by the French National Centre for Scientific Research.Continue reading “Papuan Past Project short listed for the best French scientific photograph of 2019”