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Estimating the phylogeny and divergence times of primates using a supermatrix approach
BackgroundThe primates are among the most broadly studied mammalian orders, with the published literature containing extensive analyses of their behavior, physiology, genetics and ecology. TheExpand
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Assessing ancient DNA studies.
The study of ancient DNA has the potential to make significant and unique contributions to ecology and evolution. However, the techniques used contain inherent problems, particularly with regards toExpand
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The Beaker Phenomenon and the Genomic Transformation of Northwest Europe
From around 2750 to 2500 bc, Bell Beaker pottery became widespread across western and central Europe, before it disappeared between 2200 and 1800 bc. The forces that propelled its expansion are aExpand
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Ancient proteins resolve the evolutionary history of Darwin’s South American ungulates
No large group of recently extinct placental mammals remains as evolutionarily cryptic as the approximately 280 genera grouped as ‘South American native ungulates’. To Charles Darwin, who firstExpand
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Modern and ancient red fox (Vulpes vulpes) in Europe show an unusual lack of geographical and temporal structuring, and differing responses within the carnivores to historical climatic change
BackgroundDespite phylogeographical patterns being well characterised in a large number of species, and generalised patterns emerging, the carnivores do not all appear to show consistent trends.Expand
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The phylogenetic position of the ‘giant deer’ Megaloceros giganteus
The giant deer, or ‘Irish elk’, has featured extensively in debates on adaptation, sexual selection, and extinction. Its huge antlers—the largest of any deer species, living or extinct—formed a focusExpand
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Stable isotope and DNA evidence for ritual sequences in Inca child sacrifice
Four recently discovered frozen child mummies from two of the highest peaks in the south central Andes now yield tantalizing evidence of the preparatory stages leading to Inca ritual killing asExpand
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Genomic signals of migration and continuity in Britain before the Anglo-Saxons
The purported migrations that have formed the peoples of Britain have been the focus of generations of scholarly controversy. However, this has not benefited from direct analyses of ancient genomes.Expand
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Revealing the maternal demographic history of Panthera leo using ancient DNA and a spatially explicit genealogical analysis
BackgroundUnderstanding the demographic history of a population is critical to conservation and to our broader understanding of evolutionary processes. For many tropical large mammals, however, thisExpand
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The evolutionary and phylogeographic history of woolly mammoths: a comprehensive mitogenomic analysis
Near the end of the Pleistocene epoch, populations of the woolly mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) were distributed across parts of three continents, from western Europe and northern Asia throughExpand
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