Scientist in the Spotlight: NHMU Archaeologist Michelle Knoll

Friday, June 6, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Naturalist Lab

The advent and spread of maize agriculture is one of the pivotal events in the prehistory of the New World.  Join NHMU archeologist Michelle Knoll to learn about a new method to identify and map genetic variation between ancient maize populations.  See ancient corn, and discover how it can be used to build a “gene genealogy” that may unlock the archeological secrets of the past.