Sedimentary ancient DNA from the Arctic– A pilot study assessing paleobiodiversity in Kilpisjärvi ca. 1700 BC–1800 AD

The project focuses on long-term changes in Arctic biodiversity, utilizing the analysis of sedimentary ancient DNA, pollen analysis, and archaeology.


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Other Finnish

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Finnish Cultural Foundation

Funding amount

80 000 EUR

Project coordinator

University of Oulu

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Project description

The research assesses the possibilities of sedaDNA, pollen analysis, and archaeology to elucidate changes in species richness in the Arctic environment, particularly in association with the development of ancient reindeer hunting and herding societies.