Professor Greger Larson

Research Activites

Current Grants

  • Cultural and Scientific Perceptions of Human-Chicken Interactions
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council (AH/L006979/1)
  • Unifying Domestication and Evolutionary Biology through Ancient DNA (UNDEAD)
  • European Research Council (ERC-2013-StG 337574-UNDEAD)           
  • Deciphering dog domestication through a combined ancient DNA and geometric morphometric approach
  • Natural Environment Research Council, UK (NE/K005243/1 and NE/K003259/1)


  • D. Phil., Henry Wellcome Ancient Biomolecules Centre, Dept. of Zoology, University of Oxford 2006
  • Ph.D. student, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado 2002
  • M. St., World Archaeology, Dept. of Archaeology, University of Oxford 2000
  • BA., Environment, Economics, & Politics, Claremont McKenna College, California 1996


  • Microbial differences between dental plaque and historic dental calculus are related to oral biofilm maturation stage

  • Dog10K: the International Consortium of Canine Genome Sequencing

  • Dog10K: an international sequencing effort to advance studies of canine domestication, phenotypes and health

  • Dogs accompanied humans during the Neolithic expansion into Europe.

    Ollivier, M, Tresset, A, Frantz, LAF, Bréhard, S, Bălăşescu, A, Mashkour, M, Boroneanţ, A, Pionnier-Capitan, M, Lebrasseur, O, Arbogast, R-M, Bartosiewicz, L, Debue, K
    et al
  • Paleogenomics of Animal Domestication

  • More

Postgraduate teaching

Course lecturer in Ancient DNA for the MSc in Archaeological Science.

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