Hannah Moots

Postdoctoral Researcher

Centre for Palaeogenetics
Svante Arrhenius väg 20C
SE-106 91 Stockholm

Email: hannah.moots@nrm.se

Organisation: Department of Bioinformatics and Genetics, Swedish Museum of Natural History  

Publications: [Papers in Google Scholar]

Research Description

I am a postdoctoral researcher interested in generating and using time series genomic data to study changes in ecological, wildlife and human communities through time. My research integrates paleogenomic data with archaeological and ecological approaches to better understand human-environment interactions. At CPG I will be extracting ancient DNA and generating libraries from faunal remains found in late pleistocene massive bone accumulations in central Europe, and analyzing the data in collaboration with other team members. Previously, I co-led a team that built a 12,000-year-long time series of ancient human genomes from central Italy to study the rise and fragmentation of the Roman Empire. We later expanded this work to other locations in the central Mediterranean (Sardinia and Tunisia) to study mobility and interactions in the region during the Punic and Roman periods.


Brief CV
2024 – now: Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre for Palaeogenetics in Stockholm
2021 – 2024: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Chicago
2014 – 2021: Doctoral studies on Mobility in the Roman and Iron Age Mediterranean, Stanford University
2011 – 2014: Earth Sciences Educator and Curriculum Developer, Perot Museum of Nature and Science
2009 – 2010: MPhil on the genetics of plant domestication, Archaeological Sciences, Cambridge University
2008 – 2009: Fossil Mammal collections management internship, American Museum of Natural History
2008: B.A. on long-term climate change in the Sahara, University of Chicago