Ancient DNA Evidence for the Introduction and Dispersal of Dogs (Canis familiaris) in New Zealand

Show simple item record Greig, K en Boocock, J en Allen, Melinda en Matisoo-Smith, E en Walter, R en 2018-10-23T00:51:00Z en 2018 en
dc.identifier.issn 0110-540X en
dc.identifier.uri en
dc.description.abstract When people first arrived in New Zealand around 700 years ago, they brought their dogs (Canis familiaris) with them. To investigate the introduction and dispersal of dogs across the country we generated twenty-three new complete, or nearly complete, mitogenomes from ancient DNA from dog teeth sampled from four early archaeological sites in New Zealand and from one archaeological site in the southern Cook Islands. When considered together with fourteen previously reported mitogenomes from the New Zealand colonisation era site of Wairau Bar these sequences reveal a striking lack of mitochondrial genetic diversity in early New Zealand dogs. Our analysis shows that a group of closely-related dogs were brought to New Zealand, probably from an East Polynesian source population, and that these dogs and their offspring were widely dispersed throughout the country during the colonisation process. This pattern is consistent with the current model of rapid colonisation of New Zealand undertaken by highly mobile groups of people. en
dc.language English en
dc.publisher New Zealand Archaeological Association en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Pacific Archaeology en
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dc.subject Social Sciences en
dc.subject Archaeology en
dc.subject aDNA en
dc.subject dog en
dc.subject kuri en
dc.subject mitogenome en
dc.subject New Zealand en
dc.subject Aotearoa en
dc.subject colonisation en
dc.subject Polynesia en
dc.subject Cook Islands en
dc.subject HIGH-THROUGHPUT en
dc.subject SETTLEMENT en
dc.subject SEQUENCES en
dc.subject GENOME en
dc.title Ancient DNA Evidence for the Introduction and Dispersal of Dogs (Canis familiaris) in New Zealand en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 1 en
pubs.volume 9 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en en
pubs.end-page 10 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 738339 en Arts en Social Sciences en Anthropology en
dc.identifier.eissn 1179-4712 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2019-05-01 en

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