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We’re funded!

Thanks to an amazing piece at the CNN blog Light Years by Ed Yong, the outpouring of support for the Roman DNA Project today has been astounding!  In financial news, we have actually exceeded our $6,000 goal, after just 10 days.  That goal was to fund analysis of at least 20 individuals (the immigrants to Rome that I found through Sr/O isotope analysis).  Of course, we are accepting donations through mid-December, so additional funding will be put to good use – studying more ancient Romans!

And I’ve received a dozen or more emails today from people as excited as I am about this project, offering their encouragement, lab services, expertise, and knowledge about the ancient world.  I will respond to all of them, I promise, but it might take a few days!

Again, thank you – all of you reading this – for making this project a reality!

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Big News…

… coming soon!  Thanks to everyone’s contributions, the Roman DNA Project is currently the best-funded one on #SciFund.  And thanks to all of you who’ve been sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and DNA/genealogy sites, the project is starting to get interest from the media.  Next week should bring some big big news, so check back early next week to see who’s talking about the Roman DNA Project!


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