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Sophy Charlton
Natural History Museum
AgricultureMesolithicArchaeologyPrehistoryHistory
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#1Hazel Reade (UCL Institute of Archaeology)H-Index: 4
#2Jennifer A. Tripp (UCL Institute of Archaeology)H-Index: 6
Last. Rhiannon E. Stevens (UCL Institute of Archaeology)H-Index: 6
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Central Europe during the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) was dominated by polar desert and steppe-tundra biomes. Despite this, a human presence during this time period is evident at several locations across the region, including in Switzerland, less than 50 km from the Alpine ice sheet margin. It has been hypothesised that such human activity may have been restricted to brief periods of climatic warming within the LGM, but chronological information from many of these sites are currently too poorly r...
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#1Sophy Charlton (Natural History Museum)H-Index: 6
#2Abigail Ramsøe (Natural History Museum)H-Index: 1
Last. Camilla Speller (Ebor: University of York)H-Index: 19
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There has long been debate over the origins of dairy consumption within European populations. Whilst it was previously assumed that lactase persistence (LP) was under positive selection following the advent of agriculture, recent genetic studies of prehistoric human remains have revealed LP may have only emerged in Europe in the last 4000 years. These findings stand in contrast to organic residue analysis of Neolithic pottery indicating the utilisation of dairy products, and zooarchaeological mo...
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#1Sophy Charlton (Natural History Museum)H-Index: 6
#1Sophy Charlton (University of Oxford)
Last. Ian Barnes (Natural History Museum)H-Index: 37
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ABSTRACTAdvances in NGS sequencing technologies, improved laboratory protocols and new bioinformatic workflows have seen huge increases in ancient DNA (aDNA) research on archaeological materials. A...
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#1Rick SchultingH-Index: 23
#2Thomas C. BoothH-Index: 14
Last. Sophy CharltonH-Index: 6
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#1Selina Brace (Natural History Museum)H-Index: 12
#2Yoan Diekmann (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 10
Last. Ian Barnes (Natural History Museum)H-Index: 37
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In the version of this Article originally published, there were errors in the colour ordering of the legend in Fig. 5b, and in the positions of the target and surrogate populations in Fig. 5c. This has now been corrected. The conclusions of the study are in no way affected. The errors have been corrected in the HTML and PDF versions of the article.
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#1Selina Brace (Natural History Museum)H-Index: 12
#2Yoan Diekmann (UCL: University College London)H-Index: 10
Last. Ian Barnes (Natural History Museum)H-Index: 37
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The roles of migration, admixture and acculturation in the European transition to farming have been debated for over 100 years. Genome-wide ancient DNA studies indicate predominantly Aegean ancestry for continental Neolithic farmers, but also variable admixture with local Mesolithic hunter-gatherers. Neolithic cultures first appear in Britain circa 4000 bc, a millennium after they appeared in adjacent areas of continental Europe. The pattern and process of this delayed British Neolithic transiti...
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#2Ian ArmitH-Index: 12
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#1Becky KnightH-Index: 2
#2Nicky MilnerH-Index: 16
Last. Matthew J. CollinsH-Index: 54
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#2Hazel ReadeH-Index: 4
Last. Jennifer A. TrippH-Index: 6
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#1Gytis Piličiauskas (Lithuanian Institute of History)H-Index: 6
#2Rimantas Jankauskas (Vilnius University)H-Index: 14
Last. Tosha Dupras (UCF: University of Central Florida)H-Index: 13
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Abstract Our knowledge of the timing and completeness of the transition from foraging, fishing and hunting to food production in boreal northeastern Europe is far from clear. Here, we present new bone collagen AMS 14 C dates, and δ 13 C and δ 15 N isotope values for 20 humans and 17 animals from a 6500-year period dating from the Late Mesolithic to the Bronze Age in Lithuania. AMS 14 C dates revealed large discrepancies in comparison to previously obtained radiocarbon dates, thus highlighting th...
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