Radiocarbon and DNA evidence for a pre-Columbian introduction of Polynesian chickens to Chile.

Abstract

Two issues long debated among Pacific and American prehistorians are (i) whether there was a pre-Columbian introduction of chicken (Gallus gallus) to the Americas and (ii) whether Polynesian contact with South America might be identified archaeologically, through the recovery of remains of unquestionable Polynesian origin. We present a radiocarbon date and… (More)

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@article{Storey2007RadiocarbonAD, title={Radiocarbon and DNA evidence for a pre-Columbian introduction of Polynesian chickens to Chile.}, author={Alice A. Storey and Jos{\'e} Miguel Ram{\'i}rez and Daniel Quiroz and David V. Burley and David Addison and Richard K. Walter and Atholl J. Anderson and Terry L. Hunt and J. Stephen Athens and Leon J Huynen and Elizabeth A. Matisoo-Smith}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={2007}, volume={104 25}, pages={10335-9} }