About me

hannes_grayscaleI am Assistant Professor at the Natural History Museum of Denmark. I received my PhD from the University of Oxford in 2009, and between 2009-2012 I was a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for GeoGenetics in Copenhagen, Denmark. My research focuses primarily on the application of isotope and ancient DNA analyses in archaeology and I have a special interest in Caribbean archaeology. I have worked on several TV documentaries, and my research has been featured in NatureScience, the New Scientist, National Geographic, the LA Times, and on the BBC, among others. In 2015, my research on the genetic origins of enslaved Africans was named among the Top Ten Discoveries of 2015 by the Archaeology Magazine.