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Department of Archaeology


Dr Greger Larson

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D.Phil, University of Oxford, UK, Zoology - 2006

Ph.D student, University of Colorado, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology - 2002

M.St., University of Oxford, UK, World Archaeology - 2000

BA, Claremont McKenna College, California, Environment Economics & Politics - 1996

Research Interests

I run a research lab whose primary interests are rooted in evolution, domestication, and civilization. We like asking big questions about the process of domestication and the patterns of human movement across the Old and New Worlds. Our primary datasets consist of modern and ancient DNA extracted from current and archaeological specimens which we analyse in our dedicated labs in the department.

For more information about who we are, what projects we're involved with, and a complete list of publications, visit our lab website at, or click on the personal pages link above.

In addition, please visit the same webpage for links to all the recent press associated with our research and publications (

Research Interests

  • The domestication of animals and plants
  • Human migration trajectories
  • Ancient DNA in archaeology
  • Natural and artificial animal migration/translocation


Journal papers: academic

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