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[New Publication] Our paper on ancient avian bone DNA

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Our paper, " Ancient mitochondrial DNA analysis of avian bones collected from the 4th century pit burial found in South Korea " is published in Archaeological Research in Asia.  Pheasant is a bird commonly interred in the ancient graves of Korea. The avian bones collected during excavation are sometimes too small to be used for morphological species identification. Since ancient DNA (aDNA) analysis becomes widely used nowadays for molecular diagnosis, we carried out aDNA research on the 4th century avian femurs (K-14 and K-15) for which the species could not be confirmed by conventional zooarchaeological technique. In this study, we revealed that the mitotypes of the current ancient specimens were almost identical to those of modern genus Phasianus DNAs reported in NCBI/GenBank, re-confirming the usefulness of the genetic analysis on genus Phasianus bones when the species identification of the ancient avian bones found at archaeological sites is in a dispute.

[New Publication] Chapters of "The Handbook of Mummy Studies: New Frontiers in Scientific and Cultural Perspectives" (Springer: Feb 2021)

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Owing to their unique state of preservation, mummies provide us with significant historical and scientific knowledge of mankind’s past. This handbook, written by prominent international experts in mummy studies, offers readers a comprehensive guide to new understandings of the field’s most recent trends and developments. It provides invaluable information on the health states and pathologies of historic populations and civilizations, as well as their socio-cultural and religious characteristics. Addressing the developments in mummy studies that have taken place over the past two decades ­– which have been neglected for as long a time – the authors excavate the ground-breaking research that has transformed scientific and cultural knowledge of our ancient predecessors. The handbook investigates the many new biotechnological tools that are routinely applied in mummy studies, ranging from morphological inspection and endoscopy to minimally invasive radiological techniques that are used t

Annual Meeting: Korean Association of Physical Anthropologists

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▶ Poster 1: Possible Sign of Osteochondritis Dissecans found in Glenoid Cavity of Korean War Casualty Hyejin Lee1,2,*, Kyungmin Ko2, Dong Hoon Shin3 1Laboratory of Bioanthropology, Paleopathology and History of Diseases, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea; 2Ministry of National Defense Agency of KIA Recovery & Identification, Seoul 06984, South Korea: 3Institute of Forensic Science, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea Although 70 years have passed since the armistice agreement, there is still tension between the South and North Korea. As part of inter-Korean reconciliation, the joint excavation project of Korean war casualties in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) began in 2018. Unfortunately for unresolving political issues, the current joint excavation is under the unilateral leadership of South Korea only a limited area called Arrowhead ridge. A total of four battles in this ridge resulted in the KIA (Killed in Action)

"Special Session on Rakhigarhi Project" in 7th International Congress of the Society of South Asian Archaeology (SOSAA)

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Special Session on Rakhigarhi Project in 7th International Congress of the Society of South Asian Archaeology (SOSAA) My lecture of "Rakhigarhi from Anthropological Perspectives: People's Life of Harappan Civilization" for SOSAA Rakhigarhi session 

My Lab's Atherosclerosis Research on Mummies Reported in Korean Science Magazine

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  My lab's atherosclerosis research on the mummies reported in Korean Science Magazine . 

[Lecture] Graduate Course: Principles of Bioinformatics for Anatomy and Cell Biology

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  1주: (9/4): 오리엔테이션 (신동훈) 2주: (9/11) Introduction (신동훈) 3주: (9/18) Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution-1 (신동훈) 4주: (9/25) Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution-2 (홍종하) 5주: (10/16) DNA: the eukaryotic chromosome-1 (신동훈) 6주: (10/23) DNA: the eukaryotic chromosome-2 (신동훈) 7주: (10/30) Analysis of Next-Generation Sequence Data-1 (홍종하) 8주: (11/6) Analysis of Next-Generation Sequence Data-2 (홍종하) 9주: (11/13) Analysis of Next-Generation Sequence Data-3 (홍종하) 10주: (11/20) 특강: 6.25 전사자 신원확인의 과정과 절차 (이혜진) 11주: (11/27) 특강: 해외 연자 특강 12주: (12/4) Functional genomics-1 (신동훈) 13주: (12/11) Functional genomics-2 (신동훈) 14주: (12/18) Genomes across the tree of life (신동훈) 15주: (12/23) 기말고사 매주 금요일 오후 6시 강의 파일 업로드  강의 수강 후 그 다음주 목요일 오후 6시까지 해당 챕터의 내용을 A4 한장으로 요약하여 책임교수 (신동훈)에게 보낼 것  교재: http://digital.kyobobook.co.kr/digital/ebook/ebookDetail.ink?selectedLargeCategory=001&barcode=4801118581698&orderClick=LEa&Kc=

[Invited] Monsoon Lecture

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Lecture available at  https://www.facebook.com/Adventuresinarchaeology20/videos/811672432907029/ or  at  https://youtu.be/_XrGUbMfrw4