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Selected palaeogenomics publications led by members of the GeoGenetics Group.



Margaryan, A, et al. Population genomics of the Viking world. Nature. 2020. 585(7825): 390-396.

Malaspinas AS, et al. A genomic history of Aboriginal Australia. Nature. 2016. 538(7624):207-214

Rasmussen S, et al. Early divergent strains of Yersinia pestis in Eurasia 5,000 years ago. Cell. 2015. 163(3):571-582

Raghavan M, et al. Genomic evidence for the Pleistocene and recent population history of Native Americans. Science. 2015. 349(6250):aab3884

Rasmussen M, et al. The ancestry and affiliations of Kennewick Man. Nature. 2015. 523(7561):455-458

Allentoft M, et al. Population genomics of Bronze Age Eurasia. Nature. 2015. 522(7555):167-172

Raghavan M, et al. The genetic prehistory of the New World Arctic. Science. 2014. 345(6200):1255832

Rasmussen M, et al. The genome of a Late Pleistocene human from a Clovis burial site in western Montana. Nature. 2014. 506(7487):225-229

Raghavan M, et al. Upper Palaeolithic Siberian genome reveals dual ancestry of Native Americans. Nature. 2014. 505(7481):87-91 

Rasmussen M, et al. An Aboriginal Australian genome reveals separate human dispersals into Asia. Science. 2011. 334(6052):94-98

Rasmussen M, et al. Ancient human genome sequence of an extinct Palaeo-Eskimo. Nature. 2010. 463(7282):757-762


Environmental/sediment DNA

Wang, Y, et al. Late Quaternary dynamics of Arctic biota from ancient environmental genomics. Nature. 2021. 600(7887), pp.86-92.

Pedersen, MW, et al. Environmental genomics of Late Pleistocene black bears and giant short-faced bears. Current Biology. 2021. 31(12), pp.2728-2736.

Pedersen MW, et al. Postglacial viability and colonization in North America's ice-free corridor. Nature. 2016. 537(7618):45-49

Willerslev E, et al. Fifty thousand years of Arctic vegetation and megafaunal diet. Nature. 2014. 506(7486):47-51

Overballe-Petersen S, et al. Bacterial natural transformation by highly fragmented and damaged DNA. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013. 110(49):19860-19865

Jørgensen T, et al. A comparative study of ancient sedimentary DNA, pollen and macrofossils from permafrost sediments of northern Siberia reveals long-term vegetational stability. Mol Ecol. 2012. 21(8):1989-2003



Orlando L, et al. Recalibrating Equus evolution using the genome sequence of an early Middle Pleistocene horse. Nature. 2013. 499(7456):74-78

Lorenzen ED, et al. Species-specific responses of Late Quaternary megafauna to climate and humans. Nature. 2011. 479(7373):359-64

Haile J, et al. Ancient DNA reveals late survival of mammoth and horse in interior Alaska. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009. 106(52):22352-22357