|講 題||Model-free Interdisciplinary comparisons and their application to Island Southeast Asia|
Dr. Phillip Endicott（Tartu University, Estonia PI, OCSEAN European Research Project）
|演講簡介||There often arises a need in studies of human (pre)history to compare data from across different disciplines because different strands of evidence can contribute to a more informed debate. Most methods employed, however, are strictly qualitative, usually limited to tests of independence between distance-based summary statistics. Many are phylogenetic, tree-based comparisons, but this notion breaks down when there are contact scenarios creating information flow between previously separated groups. Here I present new research on Island Southeast Asia, based on the reconstruction of local genetic ancestries using haplotypes at a regional scale, before introducing two novel methods for joint analysis (model based and model free) and show their application to genetic and linguistic data at a local scale in East Timor. I will explain why the results do not support earlier attempts for a synthesis of archaeology, language, and genetics, but offer hope for multiplicative power of combining different types of data in genuine interdisciplinary analysis.|
Members of the university community and interested friends are welcome to attend. No registration is needed.