Research Interests

Ancient DNA, Migration, Dispersals, Domestication, Neolithisation, Prehistoric archaeology, Stable Isotopes, Human adaptation and Movement, Dogs, Conservation

Primary Geographic Areas

Islands South East Asia, Old World


Journal Articles & Conference Proceedings

In press

Linderholm, A., Fornander, E., Eriksson, G., Mörth, C-M., Lidén, K. (2014) Increasing mobility at the Neolithic/Bronze Age transition - sulphur isotope evidence from Öland, Sweden. Internet Archaeology

Malmström, H., Linderholm, A., Skoglund, P., Storå, J., Sjödin, P., Gilbert, T., Holmlund G., Willerslev, E., Jakobsson, M., Lidén, K., Götherström, A. Ancient mitochondrial DNA from the Northern fringe of the Neolithic farming expansion sheds light on the dispersion process. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 


Thomson, V., Lebrasseur, O., Austin, J.J., Hunt, T.L., Burney, D.A., Denham, T., Rawlence, N.J., Wood, J.R., Gongora, J., Girdland Flink, L., Linderholm, A., Dobney, K., Larson, G., Cooper, A (2014) Reply to Beavan, Bryant, and Storey and Matisoo-Smith: Ancestral Polynesian “D” haplotypes reflect authentic Pacific chicken lineages. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111, E3585-E3586

Thomson, V., Lebrasseur, O., Austin, J.J., Hunt, T.L., Burney, D.A., Denham, T., Rawlence, N.J., Wood, J.R., Gongora, J., Girdland Flink, L., Linderholm, A., Dobney, K., Larson, G., Cooper, A. Using ancient DNA to study the origins and dispersal of ancestral Polynesian chickens across the Pacific. (2014) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111, 4826-4831


Linderholm, A., Larson G.  The role of humans in sustaining domestic animal coat colour variation. (2013) Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology, (24) 6-7: 587-593


Ottoni, C., Girdland Flink, L., Evin, A., Georg, C., De Cuper, B., Van Neer, W., Bartosiewic, L., Linderholm, A., Barnett, R., Peters, J., Vanderheyden, N., Waelkens, M., Ricaut, F-X., Decorte, R., Hoelzel, A.R., Mashkour, M., Mohase Karimlu, A.F., Sheikhi Sen, S., Daujat, J., Brock, F., Strand Vidarsdottir, U., Pinhasi, R., Hongo, H., Voigt, M.M., Burger, J., Cucchi, T., Dobney, K., Larson, G. (2012) Pig domestication and human-mediated dispersal in western Eurasia revealed through ancient DNA and geometric morphometrics. Molecular Biology and Evolution 30(4): 824–832

Mellows, A., Barnett, R., Dalén, L., Sandoval-Castellanos, E., Linderholm, A., McGovern, T.H., Church, M. J., Larson, G. (2012)The impact of past climate change on genetic variation and population connectivity in the Icelandic arctic fox. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, (279):1747 4568-4573


Kjellstöm, A., Linderholm, A. (2011) Stable Isotope Analysis of a Medieval Skeletal Sample Indicative of Leprosy from Sigtuna Sweden. Journal of Archaeological Science, (38) 4:925-933


Malmström, H., Linderholm, A., Liden, K., Stora, J., Molnar, P., Holmlund ,G., Jakobsson, M., Götherström, A. (2010) High frequency of lactose intolerance in a prehistoric hunter-gatherer population in northern Europe. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 10:89 

Lira J., Linderholm A., Morales, A., Olaria, C., Brandström, M., Ellegren, H., Lidén, K., Arsuaga, JL., Götherström, A. (2010) Neolithic haplogroups in modern horses: Evidence for Iberian horse domestication. Molecular Ecology, 19:64-78


Kjellstöm, A, Storå, J, Possnert, G, Linderholm, A. (2009) Dietary patterns and social structures in Medieval Sigtuna, Sweden, as reflected in stable isotope values in human skeletal remains. Journal of Archaeological Science, 36:2689-2699


Eriksson, G., Linderholm, A., Fornander, E., Kanstrup, M., Schoultz, P., Olofsson, H., Lidén, K. (2008) Same island, different diet: Cultural evolution of food practice on Öland, Sweden, from the Mesolithic to the Roman Period. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 27:520-543

Linderholm, A., Malmström, H., Lidén, K., Holmlund, G., Götherström, A. (2008) Cryptic contamination and phylogenetic nonsense. PLoS ONE 3 (5) e2316 

Linderholm, A., Hedenstierna Jonson, C., Svensk, O., Lidén, K. (2008) Diet and status in Birka. Analysis of stable isotopes and grave goods. Antiquity, 82:446-461

Linderholm, A., Andersson, K.,  Mörth, C-M., Grundberg, L., Hårding, B., Lidén, K. (2008) An early Christian cemetery at Björned in northern Sweden. Stable isotope analyses of skeletal material. Fornvännen 103:176-189

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