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Archaeology on the Edge: Northern Europe and the Circumpolar World


Minimum 60 peer-review publication submissions

All ESRs will be required to produce original research papers. All partners to lead jointly on this.

Deposition of all data

Deposition of all relevant data.

Each ESR: defence of PhD thesis

Defence of PhD theses. All partners to lead jointly on this.


"Exhibition in collaboration with the York Archaeological Trust based around the theme of ""The Future of Archaeology""."


The ESRs will together write a Biomolecular Archaeology e-textbook developed under the aegis of the Wikipedia Foundation with the support of York Museums Trust.

ArchSci social media accounts

Various social media accounts will be established depending on the most successful outlets at the time of establishment.

ArchSci website launch

ArchSci2020 will establish a dedicated network portal website using the successful formula of past Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITNs (LeCHE, EUROTAST).

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Radiocarbon dating and isotope analysis on the purported Aurignacian skeletal remains from Fontana Nuova (Ragusa, Italy)

Author(s): Gianpiero Di Maida, Marcello A. Mannino, Ben Krause-Kyora, Theis Zetner Trolle Jensen, Sahra Talamo
Published in: PLOS ONE, 14/3, 2019, Page(s) e0213173, ISSN 1932-6203
Publisher: Public Library of Science
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0213173

Evidence of increasing functional differentiation in pottery use among Late Holocene maritime foragers in northern Japan

Author(s): Ari Junno, Sven Isaksson, Yu Hirasawa, Hirofumi Kato, Peter D. Jordan
Published in: Archaeological Research in Asia, 22, 2020, Page(s) 100194, ISSN 2352-2267
Publisher: Archaeological Research in Asia
DOI: 10.1016/j.ara.2020.100194

Diversity in Labrador Inuit sled dog diets: Insights from δ13C and δ15N analysis of dog bone and dentine collagen

Author(s): Alison J.T. Harris, Deirdre A. Elliott, Eric J. Guiry, Matthew Von Tersch, Lisa Rankin, Peter Whitridge, Michelle Alexander, Gunilla Eriksson, Vaughan Grimes
Published in: Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 32, 2020, Page(s) 102424, ISSN 2352-409X
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2020.102424

Lipid residue analysis on Swifterbant pottery (c. 5000–3800 cal BC) in the Lower Rhine-Meuse area (the Netherlands) and its implications for human-animal interactions in relation to the Neolithisation process

Author(s): Özge Demirci, Alexandre Lucquin, Canan Çakırlar, Oliver E. Craig, Daan C.M. Raemaekers
Published in: Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 36, 2021, Page(s) 102812, ISSN 2352-409X
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2021.102812

Archives of human-dog relationships: Genetic and stable isotope analysis of Arctic fur clothing

Author(s): Alison J.T. Harris, Tatiana R. Feuerborn, Mikkel-Holger S. Sinding, James Nottingham, Robert Knudsen, Alba Rey-Iglesia, Anne Lisbeth Schmidt, Martin Appelt, Bjarne Grønnow, Michelle Alexander, Gunilla Eriksson, Love Dalén, Anders J. Hansen, Kerstin Lidén
Published in: Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, 59, 2020, Page(s) 101200, ISSN 0278-4165
Publisher: Academic Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaa.2020.101200

Separating caprine ( Capra / Ovis ) distal tibiae: A case study from the Polish Neolithic

Author(s): Kurt J. Gron, Peter Rowley‐Conwy, Theis Zetner Trolle Jensen, Alberto J. Taurozzi, Arkadiusz Marciniak
Published in: International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 30/2, 2020, Page(s) 170-179, ISSN 1047-482X
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc.
DOI: 10.1002/oa.2844

Genomes of Pleistocene Siberian Wolves Uncover Multiple Extinct Wolf Lineages

Author(s): Jazmín Ramos-Madrigal, Mikkel-Holger S. Sinding, Christian Carøe, Sarah S.T. Mak, Jonas Niemann, José A. Samaniego Castruita, Sergey Fedorov, Alexander Kandyba, Mietje Germonpré, Hervé Bocherens, Tatiana R. Feuerborn, Vladimir V. Pitulko, Elena Y. Pavlova, Pavel A. Nikolskiy, Aleksei K. Kasparov, Varvara V. Ivanova, Greger Larson, Laurent A.F. Frantz, Eske Willerslev, Morten Meldgaard, Bent P
Published in: Current Biology, 31/1, 2021, Page(s) 198-206.e8, ISSN 0960-9822
Publisher: Cell Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2020.10.002

Competitive mapping allows for the identification and exclusion of human DNA contamination in ancient faunal genomic datasets

Author(s): Tatiana R. Feuerborn, Eleftheria Palkopoulou, Tom van der Valk, Johanna von Seth, Arielle R. Munters, Patrícia Pečnerová, Marianne Dehasque, Irene Ureña, Erik Ersmark, Vendela Kempe Lagerholm, Maja Krzewińska, Ricardo Rodríguez-Varela, Anders Götherström, Love Dalén, David Díez-del-Molino
Published in: BMC Genomics, 21/1, 2020, ISSN 1471-2164
Publisher: BioMed Central
DOI: 10.1186/s12864-020-07229-y

Fruits, fish and the introduction of pottery in the Eastern European plain: Lipid residue analysis of ceramic vessels from Zamostje 2

Author(s): Manon Bondetti, Sofia Scott, Alexandre Lucquin, John Meadows, Olga Lozovskaya, Ekaterina Dolbunova, Peter Jordan, Oliver E. Craig
Published in: Quaternary International, 541, 2020, Page(s) 104-114, ISSN 1040-6182
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2019.05.008

First lipid residue analysis of Early Neolithic pottery from Swifterbant (the Netherlands, ca. 4300–4000 BC)

Author(s): Özge Demirci, Alexandre Lucquin, Oliver E. Craig, Daan C.M. Raemaekers
Published in: Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 12/5, 2020, ISSN 1866-9557
Publisher: Springer Verlag
DOI: 10.1007/s12520-020-01062-w

Approaches to osteoporosis in paleopathology: How did methodology shape bone loss research?

Author(s): Anne-Marijn van Spelde, Hannes Schroeder, Anna Kjellström, Kerstin Lidén
Published in: International Journal of Paleopathology, 33, 2021, Page(s) 245-257, ISSN 1879-9817
Publisher: International Journal of Paleopathology
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpp.2021.05.001

Unraveling ancestry, kinship, and violence in a Late Neolithic mass grave

Author(s): Hannes Schroeder, Ashot Margaryan, Marzena Szmyt, Bertrand Theulot, Piotr Włodarczak, Simon Rasmussen, Shyam Gopalakrishnan, Anita Szczepanek, Tomasz Konopka, Theis Z. T. Jensen, Barbara Witkowska, Stanisław Wilk, Marcin M. Przybyła, Łukasz Pospieszny, Karl-Göran Sjögren, Zdzislaw Belka, Jesper Olsen, Kristian Kristiansen, Eske Willerslev, Karin M. Frei, Martin Sikora, Niels N. Johannsen, Mo
Published in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116/22, 2019, Page(s) 10705-10710, ISSN 0027-8424
Publisher: National Academy of Sciences
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1820210116

Specialized sledge dogs accompanied Inuit dispersal across the North American Arctic

Author(s): Carly Ameen, Tatiana R. Feuerborn, Sarah K. Brown, Anna Linderholm, Ardern Hulme-Beaman, Ophélie Lebrasseur, Mikkel-Holger S. Sinding, Zachary T. Lounsberry, Audrey T. Lin, Martin Appelt, Lutz Bachmann, Matthew Betts, Kate Britton, John Darwent, Rune Dietz, Merete Fredholm, Shyam Gopalakrishnan, Olga I. Goriunova, Bjarne Grønnow, James Haile, Jón Hallsteinn Hallsson, Ramona Harrison, Mads Peter
Published in: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 286/1916, 2019, Page(s) 20191929, ISSN 0962-8452
Publisher: Royal Society of London
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2019.1929

An integrated analysis of Maglemose bone points reframes the Early Mesolithic of Southern Scandinavia

Author(s): Theis Zetner Trolle Jensen, Arne Sjöström, Anders Fischer, Erika Rosengren, Liam Thomas Lanigan, Ole Bennike, Kristine Korzow Richter, Kurt Joseph Gron, Meaghan Mackie, Morten Fischer Mortensen, Lasse Sørensen, David Chivall, Katrine Højholt Iversen, Alberto John Taurozzi, Jesper Olsen, Hannes Schroeder, Nicky Milner, Mikkel Sørensen, Matthew James Collins
Published in: Scientific Reports, 10/1, 2020, ISSN 2045-2322
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-74258-8

Stable Isotope Studies of North American Arctic Populations: A Review

Author(s): Alison J. T. Harris, Deirdre A. Elliott
Published in: Open Quaternary, 5/1, 2019, Page(s) 11, ISSN 2055-298X
Publisher: Open Quaternary
DOI: 10.5334/oq.67

Dental wiggle matching: Radiocarbon modelling of sub-sampled archaeological human dentine

Author(s): Jack P.R. Dury, Kerstin Lidén, Alison J.T. Harris, Gunilla Eriksson
Published in: Quaternary International, 2021, ISSN 1040-6182
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2021.03.030

Resource processing, early pottery and the emergence of Kitoi culture in Cis-Baikal: Insights from lipid residue analysis of an Early Neolithic ceramic assemblage from the Gorelyi Les habitation site, Eastern Siberia

Author(s): Manon Bondetti, Alexandre Lucquin, Nikolai A. Savel'ev, Andrzej W. Weber, Oliver E. Craig, Peter D. Jordan
Published in: Archaeological Research in Asia, 24, 2020, Page(s) 100225, ISSN 2352-2267
Publisher: Elsevier
DOI: 10.1016/j.ara.2020.100225

Dog domestication and the dual dispersal of people and dogs into the Americas

Author(s): Angela R. Perri, Tatiana R. Feuerborn, Laurent A. F. Frantz, Greger Larson, Ripan S. Malhi, David J. Meltzer, Kelsey E. Witt
Published in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118/6, 2021, Page(s) e2010083118, ISSN 0027-8424
Publisher: National Academy of Sciences
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2010083118

Origins and genetic legacy of prehistoric dogs

Author(s): Anders Bergström, Laurent Frantz, Ryan Schmidt, Erik Ersmark, Ophelie Lebrasseur, Linus Girdland-Flink, Audrey T. Lin, Jan Storå, Karl-Göran Sjögren, David Anthony, Ekaterina Antipina, Sarieh Amiri, Guy Bar-Oz, Vladimir I. Bazaliiskii, Jelena Bulatović, Dorcas Brown, Alberto Carmagnini, Tom Davy, Sergey Fedorov, Ivana Fiore, Deirdre Fulton, Mietje Germonpré, James Haile, Evan K. Irving-Pease
Published in: Science, 370/6516, 2020, Page(s) 557-564, ISSN 0036-8075
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
DOI: 10.1126/science.aba9572

Palaeoproteomic identification of breast milk protein residues from the archaeological skeletal remains of a neonatal dog

Author(s): Takumi Tsutaya, Meaghan Mackie, Claire Koenig, Takao Sato, Andrzej W. Weber, Hirofumi Kato, Jesper V. Olsen, Enrico Cappellini
Published in: Scientific Reports, 9/1, 2019, ISSN 2045-2322
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-49183-0

Arctic-adapted dogs emerged at the Pleistocene–Holocene transition

Author(s): Mikkel-Holger S. Sinding, Shyam Gopalakrishnan, Jazmín Ramos-Madrigal, Marc de Manuel, Vladimir V. Pitulko, Lukas Kuderna, Tatiana R. Feuerborn, Laurent A. F. Frantz, Filipe G. Vieira, Jonas Niemann, Jose A. Samaniego Castruita, Christian Carøe, Emilie U. Andersen-Ranberg, Peter D. Jordan, Elena Y. Pavlova, Pavel A. Nikolskiy, Aleksei K. Kasparov, Varvara V. Ivanova, Eske Willerslev, Pontus Skog
Published in: Science, 368/6498, 2020, Page(s) 1495-1499, ISSN 0036-8075
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaz8599


Author(s): H Luik, J Peets, J Ljungkvist, L Maldre, R Maldre, R Allmäe, M Muñoz-Rodríguez, K McGrath, C Speller, S Ashby
Published in: Estonian Journal of Archaeology, 24/1, 2020, Page(s) 3, ISSN 1406-2933
Publisher: Estonian Academy Publishers
DOI: 10.3176/arch.2020.1.01

Diagenesis of archaeological bone and tooth

Author(s): Christopher Kendall, Anne Marie Høier Eriksen, Ioannis Kontopoulos, Matthew J. Collins, Gordon Turner-Walker
Published in: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 491, 2018, Page(s) 21-37, ISSN 0031-0182
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2017.11.041

Genome-Based Sexing Provides Clues about Behavior and Social Structure in the Woolly Mammoth

Author(s): Patrícia Pečnerová, David Díez-del-Molino, Nicolas Dussex, Tatiana Feuerborn, Johanna von Seth, Johannes van der Plicht, Pavel Nikolskiy, Alexei Tikhonov, Sergey Vartanyan, Love Dalén
Published in: Current Biology, 27/22, 2017, Page(s) 3505-3510.e3, ISSN 0960-9822
Publisher: Cell Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.09.064

Consideration of Freshwater and Multiple Marine Reservoir Effects: Dating of Individuals with Mixed Diets from Northern Sweden

Author(s): Jack P R Dury, Gunilla Eriksson, Markus Fjellström, Thomas Wallerström, Kerstin Lidén
Published in: Radiocarbon, 60/05, 2018, Page(s) 1561-1585, ISSN 0033-8222
Publisher: University of Arizona
DOI: 10.1017/rdc.2018.78

Integrating cultural and biological perspectives on long-term human-walrus (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) interactions across the North Atlantic

Author(s): Xénia Keighley, Morten Tange Olsen, Peter Jordan
Published in: Quaternary Research, 2019, Page(s) 1-21, ISSN 0033-5894
Publisher: Academic Press
DOI: 10.1017/qua.2018.150

Interspecific Gene Flow Shaped the Evolution of the Genus Canis

Author(s): Shyam Gopalakrishnan, Mikkel-Holger S. Sinding, Jazmín Ramos-Madrigal, Jonas Niemann, Jose A. Samaniego Castruita, Filipe G. Vieira, Christian Carøe, Marc de Manuel Montero, Lukas Kuderna, Aitor Serres, Víctor Manuel González-Basallote, Yan-Hu Liu, Guo-Dong Wang, Tomas Marques-Bonet, Siavash Mirarab, Carlos Fernandes, Philippe Gaubert, Klaus-Peter Koepfli, Jane Budd, Eli Knispel Rueness, Mads
Published in: Current Biology, 28/21, 2018, Page(s) 3441-3449.e5, ISSN 0960-9822
Publisher: Cell Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.08.041

Genomic sex identification of ancient pinnipeds using the dog genome

Author(s): Maiken Hemme Bro-Jørgensen, Xénia Keighley, Hans Ahlgren, Camilla Hjorth Scharff-Olsen, Aqqalu Rosing-Asvid, Rune Dietz, Steven H. Ferguson, Anne Birgitte Gotfredsen, Peter Jordan, Aikaterini Glykou, Kerstin Lidén, Morten Tange Olsen
Published in: Journal of Archaeological Science, 127, 2021, Page(s) 105321, ISSN 0305-4403
Publisher: Academic Press
DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2020.105321

Disappearance of Icelandic Walruses Coincided with Norse Settlement

Author(s): Xénia Keighley, Snæbjörn Pálsson, Bjarni F Einarsson, Aevar Petersen, Meritxell Fernández-Coll, Peter Jordan, Morten Tange Olsen, Hilmar J Malmquist
Published in: Molecular Biology and Evolution, 36/12, 2019, Page(s) 2656-2667, ISSN 0737-4038
Publisher: Oxford University Press
DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msz196

Predicting sample success for large‐scale ancient DNA studies on marine mammals

Author(s): Xénia Keighley, Maiken Hemme Bro‐Jørgensen, Hans Ahlgren, Paul Szpak, Marta Maria Ciucani, Fátima Sánchez Barreiro, Lesley Howse, Anne Birgitte Gotfredsen, Aikaterini Glykou, Peter Jordan, Kerstin Lidén, Morten Tange Olsen
Published in: Molecular Ecology Resources, 21/4, 2021, Page(s) 1149-1166, ISSN 1755-098X
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc.
DOI: 10.1111/1755-0998.13331

False‐negative detections from environmental DNA collected in the presence of large numbers of killer whales ( Orcinus orca )

Author(s): Róisín Pinfield, Eileen Dillane, Anne Kathrine W. Runge, Alice Evans, Luca Mirimin, Jonas Niemann, Thomas E. Reed, David G. Reid, Emer Rogan, Filipa I. P. Samarra, Eva Egelyng Sigsgaard, Andrew D. Foote
Published in: Environmental DNA, 1/4, 2019, Page(s) 316-328, ISSN 2637-4943
Publisher: Environmental DNA
DOI: 10.1002/edn3.32

The biomolecular characterization of a finger ring contextually dated to the emergence of the Early Neolithic from Syltholm, Denmark

Author(s): Theis Zetner Trolle Jensen, Meaghan Mackie, Alberto John Taurozzi, Liam Thomas Lanigan, Carsten Gundelach, Jesper Olsen, Søren Anker Sørensen, Matthew James Collins, Mikkel Sørensen, Hannes Schroeder
Published in: Royal Society Open Science, 7/1, 2020, Page(s) 191172, ISSN 2054-5703
Publisher: Royal Society
DOI: 10.1098/rsos.191172

Building a high-resolution chronology for northern Hokkaido – A case study of the Late Holocene Hamanaka 2 site on Rebun Island, Hokkaido (Japan)

Author(s): Ari Junno, Jack P.R. Dury, Christian Leipe, Mayke Wagner, Pavel E. Tarasov, Yu Hirasawa, Peter D. Jordan, Hirofumi Kato
Published in: Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 36, 2021, Page(s) 102867, ISSN 2352-409X
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2021.102867

A 5700 year-old human genome and oral microbiome from chewed birch pitch

Author(s): Theis Z. T. Jensen, Jonas Niemann, Katrine Højholt Iversen, Anna K. Fotakis, Shyam Gopalakrishnan, Åshild J. Vågene, Mikkel Winther Pedersen, Mikkel-Holger S. Sinding, Martin R. Ellegaard, Morten E. Allentoft, Liam T. Lanigan, Alberto J. Taurozzi, Sofie Holtsmark Nielsen, Michael W. Dee, Martin N. Mortensen, Mads C. Christensen, Søren A. Sørensen, Matthew J. Collins, M. Thomas P. Gilbert, Mar
Published in: Nature Communications, 10/1, 2019, ISSN 2041-1723
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-13549-9

Extended survival of Pleistocene Siberian wolves into the early 20th century on the island of Honshū

Author(s): Jonas Niemann, Shyam Gopalakrishnan, Nobuyuki Yamaguchi, Jazmín Ramos-Madrigal, Nathan Wales, M. Thomas P. Gilbert, Mikkel-Holger S. Sinding
Published in: iScience, 24/1, 2021, Page(s) 101904, ISSN 2589-0042
Publisher: iScience
DOI: 10.1016/j.isci.2020.101904

Investigating the formation and diagnostic value of ω ‐( o ‐alkylphenyl)alkanoic acids in ancient pottery

Author(s): M. Bondetti, E. Scott, B. Courel, A. Lucquin, S. Shoda, J. Lundy, C. Labra‐Odde, L. Drieu, O. E. Craig
Published in: Archaeometry, 63/3, 2021, Page(s) 594-608, ISSN 0003-813X
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc.
DOI: 10.1111/arcm.12631

Assessment of different screening methods for selecting palaeontological bone samples for peptide sequencing

Author(s): Samantha Presslee, Kirsty Penkman, Roman Fischer, Eden Richards-Slidel, John Southon, Carolina Acosta Hospitaleche, Matthew Collins, Ross MacPhee
Published in: Journal of Proteomics, 230, 2021, Page(s) 103986, ISSN 1874-3919
Publisher: Elsevier BV
DOI: 10.1016/j.jprot.2020.103986

Genomics of Extinction

Author(s): Johanna von Seth, Jonas Niemann, Love Dalén
Published in: Paleogenomics - Genome-Scale Analysis of Ancient DNA, 2019, Page(s) 393-418, ISBN 978-3-030-04752-8
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
DOI: 10.1007/13836_2018_53