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Four legs good: ancient animal genomics and the Near Eastern origins of cattle, sheep and goat.

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As with humans, ancient DNA of cattle, sheep and goat is enabling previously unattainable inference about the past. It is informing on the nature of recruitment, interaction with wild populations and pace and process of change within Near Eastern cradles of domestication. Animal mobility in later millennia is obvious and interesting correlations (or not) with known human migrations are becoming clear. Lastly, we are beginning to unpick the genetic changes that made these animals the walking larders which feed much of the world today.

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This talk is part of the Pitt-Rivers Archaeological Science Seminar Series series.

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