Unifying Domestication and Evolutionary Biology through Ancient DNA (UNDEAD)
2014 - 2019
This project takes advantage of revolutionary genetic technologies to characterise the nuclear genomes from ancient animal remains. By combining the resolution of thousands of DNA markers with the time depth of archaeology, this project aims to fulfill the potential of DNA to address fundamental...
Cultural and Scientific Perceptions of Human-Chicken Interactions
2014 - 2017
This project explores the history of chickens, the world’s most widespread and abundant domestic animal. By integrating the research interests and expertise of scientists with those of scholars in the arts and humanities, we will investigate the origins and dispersal of domestic chickens and their...
Deciphering dog domestication through a combined ancient DNA and geometric morphometric approach
2013 - 2016
Research into early animal domestication has now broadly established the geographic and temporal origins of the major livestock species. Dogs remain an enigma, however, not only because they were the first domestic animal and the only domesticate whose appearance precedes the emergence of settled...