The Atlas of a 1000 Ancient Genomes Project is a collaborative, multidisciplinary effort of researchers from the Swedish Universities of Stockholm and Uppsala with contributions from institutions and partners worldwide.
It aims at unravelling human prehistory by combining state-of-the-art molecular and population genomics approaches with bioarcheology; understanding the mechanisms leading to demographic and evolutionary changes and lastly creating a detailed catalogue of ancient human genetic variation.
The 1000 Ancient Genomes Project builds upon the ATLAS of ancient human genomes in Sweden project and enlarges its geographical scope beyond the borders of Scandinavia into the whole of Eurasia.
The Atlas of a 1000 Ancient Genomes Project will set new standards in ancient DNA research and open new horizons and for a comprehensive understanding of human evolution, demography, diseases and adaptation.
The ATLAS project encompasses archaeological sites from all over Sweden and will also include some additional remains from other non-Scandinavian sites in the near future. The list of Swedish archaeological site we are actively working on include many repositories on the Baltic Island of Gotland and Stora Karlsjö