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Dogs accompanied humans during the Neolithic expansion into Europe

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Near Eastern Neolithic farmers introduced several species of domestic plants and animals as they dispersed into Europe. Dogs were the only domestic species present in both Europe and the Near East prior to the Neolithic. Here, we assessed whether early Near Eastern dogs possessed a unique mitochondrial lineage that differentiated them from Mesolithic European populations. We then analysed mitochondrial DNA sequences from 99 ancient European and Near Eastern dogs spanning the Upper Palaeolithi...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1098/rsbl.2018.0286

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
School of Archaeology
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Nestlé Purina More from this funder
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École normale supérieure de Lyon More from this funder
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Publisher:
Royal Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Biology Letters Journal website
Volume:
14
Issue:
10
Pages:
20180286
Publication date:
2018-10-17
Acceptance date:
2018-09-24
DOI:
EISSN:
1744-957X
ISSN:
1744-9561
Pubs id:
pubs:929608
URN:
uri:a012ecb2-1366-4963-a397-fba4fa912c43
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uuid:a012ecb2-1366-4963-a397-fba4fa912c43
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pubs:929608

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