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Worldwide Phylogeography of Wild Boar Reveals Multiple Centers of Pig Domestication
Analysis of mitochondrial DNA sequences from 686 wild and domestic pig specimens reveals multiple centers of domestication across Eurasia and that European, rather than Near Eastern, wild boar are the principal source of modern European domestic pigs.
Multiple Geographic Origins of Commensalism and Complex Dispersal History of Black Rats
Three of the four phylogenetic lineage units within R. rattus show clear genetic signatures of major population expansion in prehistoric times, and the distribution of particular haplogroups mirrors archaeologically and historically documented patterns of human dispersal and trade.
Dating of divergences within the Rattus genus phylogeny using whole mitochondrial genomes.
A detailed picture of the origin of the Australian dingo, obtained from the study of mitochondrial DNA.
- P. Savolainen, T. Leitner, A. Wilton, E. Matisoo-Smith, J. Lundeberg
- BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 17 August 2004
D dingoes have an origin from domesticated dogs coming from East Asia, possibly in connection with the Austronesian expansion into Island Southeast Asia, and have since lived isolated from other dog populations.
A genomic history of Aboriginal Australia
A population expansion in northeast Australia during the Holocene epoch associated with limited gene flow from this region to the rest of Australia, consistent with the spread of the Pama–Nyungan languages is inferred.
Origins and dispersals of Pacific peoples: Evidence from mtDNA phylogenies of the Pacific rat
This study presents mtDNA phylogenies based on ≈240 base pairs of the d-loop from both archaeological and modern samples collected from Island Southeast Asia and the Pacific and identifies three major haplogroups, two of which occur in the Pacific.
Phylogeny and ancient DNA of Sus provides insights into neolithic expansion in Island Southeast Asia and Oceania
- G. Larson, T. Cucchi, K. Dobney
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 20 March 2007
Archeological and genetic evidence shows these pigs were certainly introduced to islands east of the Wallace Line, including New Guinea, and that so-called “wild” pigs within this region are most likely feral descendants of domestic pigs introduced by early agriculturalists.
Radiocarbon and DNA evidence for a pre-Columbian introduction of Polynesian chickens to Chile
- A. Storey, José-Miguel Ramírez, E. Matisoo-Smith
- GeographyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 19 June 2007
A radiocarbon date and an ancient DNA sequence from a single chicken bone recovered from the archaeological site of El Arenal-1, on the Arauco Peninsula, Chile, provide firm evidence for the pre-Columbian introduction of chickens to the Americas, and strongly suggest that it was a Polynesian introduction.
Investigating the Global Dispersal of Chickens in Prehistory Using Ancient Mitochondrial DNA Signatures
The results from the ancient DNA analyses of forty-eight archaeologically derived chicken bones provide support for archaeological hypotheses about the prehistoric human transport of chickens and lead to the proposal of four hypotheses which will require further scrutiny and rigorous future testing.