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Investigating the global dispersal of chickens in prehistory using ancient mitochondrial dna signatures

Storey, Alice A; Athens, J. Stephen; Bryant, David; Carson, Michael; Emery, Kitty; deFrance, Susan; Higham, Charles; Huynen, Leon; Intoh, Michiko; Jones, Sharyn; Kirch, Patrick; Ladefoged, Thegn; McCoy, Patrick; Morales-Muniz, Arturo; Quiroz, Daniel; Reitz, Elizabeth; Robins, Judith; Walter, Richard; Matisoo-Smith, Elizabeth

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Data from morphology, linguistics, history, and archaeology have all been used to trace the dispersal of chickens from Asian domestication centers to their current global distribution. Each provides a unique perspective which can aid in the reconstruction of prehistory. This study expands on previous investigations by adding a temporal component from ancient DNA and, in some cases, direct dating of bones of individual chickens from a variety of sites in Europe, the Pacific, and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/103091
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039171

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