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
  • Animal domestication in the era of ancient genomics

    Frantz, LAF, Bradley, DG, Larson, G, Orlando, L
  • Reply to Zeder and Trut et al.: An Attractive Hypothesis in Need of Evidence

    Lord, KA, Larson, G, Karlsson, EK
  • Author Correction: 863 genomes reveal the origin and domestication of chicken.

    Wang, M-S, Thakur, M, Peng, M-S, Jiang, Y, Frantz, LAF, Li, M, Zhang, J-J, Wang, S, Peters, J, Otecko, NO, Suwannapoom, C, Guo, X
    et al
  • Arctic-adapted dogs emerged at the Pleistocene–Holocene transition

    Sinding, M-HS, Gopalakrishnan, S, Ramos-Madrigal, J, de Manuel, M, Pitulko, VV, Kuderna, L, Feuerborn, TR, Frantz, LAF, Vieira, FG, Niemann, J, Samaniego Castruita, JA, Carøe, C
    et al
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Postgraduate teaching

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