Professor Greger Larson

Research Profile

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


  • The History of Farm Foxes Undermines the Animal Domestication Syndrome

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

    Velsko, IM, Fellows Yates, JA, Aron, F, Hagan, RW, Frantz, LAF, Loe, L, Martinez, JBR, Chaves, E, Gosden, C, Larson, G, Warinner, C
  • Specialized sledge dogs accompanied Inuit dispersal across the North American Arctic.

    Ameen, C, Feuerborn, TR, Brown, SK, Linderholm, A, Hulme-Beaman, A, Lebrasseur, O, Sinding, M-HS, Lounsberry, ZT, Lin, AT, Appelt, M, Bachmann, L, Betts, M
    et al
  • Ancient pigs reveal a near-complete genomic turnover following their introduction to Europe

    Frantz, LAF, Haile, J, Lin, AT, Scheu, A, Geörg, C, Benecke, N, Alexander, M, Linderholm, A, Mullin, VE, Daly, KG, Battista, VM, Price, M
    et al
  • Dog10K: an international sequencing effort to advance studies of canine domestication, phenotypes and health

    Ostrander, EA, Wang, G-D, Larson, G, vonHoldt, BM, Davis, BW, Jagannathan, V, Hitte, C, Wayne, RK, Zhang, Y-P, André, C, Axelsson, E, Boyko, A
    et al
  • More

Postgraduate teaching

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

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