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Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture

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04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (341) 3550 - 315
fax: +49 (341) 3550 - 333

e-mail: cissewski@eva.mpg.de


Publications

Posth C, Nägele K, Colleran H, … , Krause J & Powell A (2019) Response to “Ancient DNA and its contribution to understanding the human history of the Pacific Islands” (Bedford et al. 2018) Archaeology in Oceania

Posth C, Nägele K, Colleran H, … , Krause J & Powell A (2018) Waves of history in Remote Oceania: language continuity despite population replacement in Vanuatu. Nature Ecology & Evolution doi:10.1038/s41559-018-0498-2

Kandler A & Powell A (2018) Generative inference for cultural evolution. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B 373(1743): 20170056

Unterländer M, Palstra F, Lazaridis I, … , Powell A, … , Reich D  & Burger J (2017) Ancestry, demography and descendants of Iron Age nomads of the Eurasian Steppe. Nature Communications 8: 14615

Henrich J, Boyd R, Derex M, Kline MA, Mesoudi A, Muthukrishna M, Powell A, Shennan SJ & Thomas MG (2016) Understanding cumulative cultural evolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 113(44):  E6724–E6725

Posth C, Renaud G, Mittnik A, … , Haak W, Powell A & Krause J (2016) Pleistocene mitochondrial genomes suggest a single major dispersal of non-Africans and a Late Glacial population turnover in Europe. Current Biology 26(6): 827-833

Kandler A & Powell A (2015) Inferring learning strategies from cultural frequency data. In Learning strategies and cultural evolution during the Palaeolithic, edited by Mesoudi A & Aoki K. Springer: Replacement of Neanderthals by modern humans series

Scheu A, Powell A, Bollongino R, Vigne J-D, Tresset A, Çakırlar C, Benecke N & Burger J (2015) The genetic prehistory of domesticated cattle from their origin to the spread across Europe. BMC Genetics 16: 54

Bollongino R, Nehlich O, Richards MP, Orschiedt J, Thomas MG, Sell C, Fajkosova Z, Powell A & Burger J (2013) 2,000 years of parallel societies in Stone Age Central Europe. Science 342:479-481

Gavin MC, Botero CA, Bowern C, … , Powell A, Rangel TF, Stepp JR, Trautwein M, Verdolin JL & Yanega G (2013) Towards a mechanistic understanding of linguistic diversity. Bioscience 63(7): 524-535

Kamberov YG, Wang S, Tan J, … , Powell A, … , Morgan BA & Sabeti PC (2013) Modeling human evolution in mice: An adaptive variant of EDAR drives pleiotropic changes in mice and humans. Cell 152: 691-702

Bollongino R, Burger J, Powell A, Mashkour M, Vigne J-D & Thomas MG (2012) Modern Taurine Cattle descended from small number of Near-Eastern founders. Molecular Biology and Evolution 29(9): 2101-2104

Brace S, Barnes I, Powell A, Pearson R, Woolaver LG, Thomas MG & Turvey ST (2012) Population history of the Hispaniolan hutia Plagiodontia aedium (Rodentia: Capromyidae): testing the model of ancient differentiation on a geotectonically complex Caribbean island. Molecular Ecology 21(9): 2239-2253

Gerbault P, Powell A & Thomas MG (2012) Evaluating demographic models for goat domestication using mitochondrial DNA sequences. Anthropozoologica (Proceedings of ICAZ 2010)

Gerbault P, Liebert A, Itan Y, Powell A, Currat M, Burger J, Swallow DM & Thomas MG (2011) Evolution of lactase persistence: an example of human niche construction. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B 366(1566): 863-877

Powell A, Thomas MG & Shennan SJ (2010) Demography and variation in the accumulation of culturally inherited skills. In Innovation in Cultural Systems: Contributions from Evolutionary Anthropology, edited by O’Brien MJ & Shennan SJ. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press

Veeramah KR, Connell BA, Pour NA, Powell A, … , Weale ME, Bradman N & Thomas MG (2010) Little genetic differentiation as assessed by uniparental markers in the presence of substantial language variation in peoples of the Cross River region of Nigeria. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10: 92

Powell A, Shennan SJ, Thomas MG (2009) Late Pleistocene demography and the appearance of modern human behavior. Science 324: 1298-130

Itan Y, Powell A, Beaumont MA, Burger J & Thomas MG (2009) The origins of lactase persistence in Europe PLoS Computational Biology 5: e1000491