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The Place of Inter-Rater Reliability in Qualitative Research: An Empirical Study
Assessing inter-rater reliability, whereby data are independently coded and the codings compared for agreements, is a recognised process in quantitative research. However, its applicability toExpand
The Genetic Diversity of the Nguni Breed of African Cattle (Bos spp.): Complete Mitochondrial Genomes of Haplogroup T1
Domesticated cattle were commonplace in northern Africa by about 7,000 years ago. Archaeological evidence, however, suggests they were not established in southern Africa until much later, no earlierExpand
Pacific Populations, Metabolic Disease and ‘Just‐So Stories’: A Critique of the ‘Thrifty Genotype’ Hypothesis in Oceania
Pacific populations have long been observed to suffer a high burden of metabolic disease, including obesity, type 2 diabetes and gout. The ‘Thrifty Genotype’ hypothesis has frequently been used toExpand
Revisiting the Kalahari debate in the highlands: ancient DNA provides new faunal identifications at Sehonghong, Lesotho
ABSTRACT Large numbers of domestic stock have been reported among the faunal remains recovered from archaeological sites with predominantly forager-associated material culture in the highlands ofExpand
Hyperuricaemia in the Pacific: why the elevated serum urate levels?
Pacific Island populations, particularly those of Polynesian descent, have a high prevalence of hyperuricaemia and gout. This is due to an inherently higher urate level among these populations with aExpand
Ancient mitogenomes of Phoenicians from Sardinia and Lebanon: A story of settlement, integration, and female mobility
The Phoenicians emerged in the Northern Levant around 1800 BCE and by the 9th century BCE had spread their culture across the Mediterranean Basin, establishing trading posts, and settlements inExpand
Complex history of dog (Canis familiaris) origins and translocations in the Pacific revealed by ancient mitogenomes
Archaeological evidence suggests that dogs were introduced to the islands of Oceania via Island Southeast Asia around 3,300 years ago, and reached the eastern islands of Polynesia by the fourteenthExpand
A European Mitochondrial Haplotype Identified in Ancient Phoenician Remains from Carthage, North Africa
While Phoenician culture and trade networks had a significant impact on Western civilizations, we know little about the Phoenicians themselves. In 1994, a Punic burial crypt was discovered on ByrsaExpand