What archaeology tells us about human migration | Cat Jarman | TEDxBath

Where have we come from? Have we lost the sense of what localism and are we now a global community? Cat Jarman helps reveal the truth of our globetrotting ambitions stretching back millennia into the past. As a bioarchaeologist, Cat uses forensic techniques on human remains to untangle the individual stories of past people from broader historical narratives. She is an Honorary Senior Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Bristol and director of the independent research unit Munin Archaeology. Cat has a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Bristol (2018), an MPhil in Archaeology (University of Oslo 2012), and a BA (Hons) in Archaeology (University of Bristol 2004). She directs ongoing excavations at two Viking camps in Derbyshire and co-direct excavations at a Rus (Viking-Age) fortified settlement in Ukraine. Beyond the Vikings, Cat’s specialisms include studying diet and migration on a broader scale and the prehistory of Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Currently Cat is working on the book “River Kings” under contract for publication by HarperCollins in 2020. Cat also combines her writing and academic research with freelance consultation work for TV. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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