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


  • Tracking the Near Eastern origins and European dispersal of the western house mouse

    Cucchi, T, Papayianni, K, Cersoy, S, Aznar-Cormano, L, Zazzo, A, Debruyne, R, Berthon, R, Bălășescu, A, Simmons, A, Valla, F, Hamilakis, Y, Mavridis, F
    et al
  • The evolutionary history of extinct and living lions.

    de Manuel, M, Barnett, R, Sandoval-Velasco, M, Yamaguchi, N, Garrett Vieira, F, Zepeda Mendoza, ML, Liu, S, Martin, MD, Sinding, M-HS, Mak, SST, Carøe, C, Liu, S
    et al
  • Animal domestication in the era of ancient genomics

    Frantz, LAF, Bradley, DG, Larson, G, Orlando, L
  • Humanity’s Best Friend: A Dog-Centric Approach to Addressing Global Challenges

  • Building three-dimensional models before destructive sampling of bioarchaeological remains: a comment to Pálsdóttir et al. (2019)

    Evin, A, Lebrun, R, Durocher, M, Ameen, C, Larson, G, Sykes, N
  • More

Postgraduate teaching

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