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Research Articles

Flegentov P, Altınışık NE, Changmai P, Rohland N, Mallick S, Adamski N, Bolnick D, Broomandkhoshbacht N, Candilio F, Culleton B, Flegontova O, Friesen TM, Jeong C, Harper T, Keating D, Kennett D, Kim A, Lamnidis T, Lawson A, Olalde I, Oppenheimer J, Potter B, Raff J, Sattler R, Skoglund P, Stewardson K, Vajda E, Vasilyev S, Veselovskaya E, Hayes MG, O’Rourke DH, Krause J, Pinhasi R, Reich D. 2019. Palaeo-Eskimo genetic ancestry and the peopling of Chukotka and North America. Nature 570, 236-240. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1251-y

Reynolds A, Mata-Miguez J, Miro-Herrans A, Briggs-Cloud M, Sylestine A, Barajas-Olmos F, Garcia-Ortiz H, Rzhetskaya M, Orozco L, Raff J, Hayes M, & Bolnick D. 2019. Comparing signals of natural selection between three Indigenous North American populations. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 116(19), 9312-9317. doi:https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1819467116

Tackney J, Jensen A, Kisielinski C, & O’Rourke DH. 2019. Molecular analysis of an ancient Thule population at Nuvuk, Point Barrow, Alaska. Am J Phys Anthropol, 168(2), 303-317. doi:https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.23746

Hlusko L, Carlson J, Chaplin G, Elias S, Hoffecker J, Huffman M, Jablonski N, Monson T, O’Rourke DH, Pilloud M, & Scott G. 2018. Environmental selection during the last ice age on the mother-to-infant transmission of vitamin D and fatty acids through breast milk. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 115(19), E4426-E4432. doi:10.1073/pnas.1711788115

Norman L. 2018. Comparing fill and floor: A taphonomic framework for understanding depositional histories in a semi‐subterranean house in north‐west Alaska. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 28(6), 782-792. doi:https://doi.org/10.1002/oa.2704

Norman L. 2018. Using ethnohistoric documents as analogical tools: A case study from northwest Alaska. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, 51, 1-15. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaa.2018.05.004

Eisenberg D, Tackney J, Cawthon R, Cloutier C, & Hawkes K. 2017. Paternal and grandpaternal ages at conception and descendant telomere lengths in chimpanzees and humans. Am J Phys Anthropol, 162(2), 201-207. doi:https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.23109

Norman L, Friesen T., Alix C, O’Rourke DH, Michael J, & Mason O. 2017. An Early Inupiaq Occupation: Observations on a Thule House From Cape Espenberg, Alaska. Open Archaeology, 3(1), 17-48. doi:https://doi.org/10.1515/opar-2017-0002

Coltrain J, Tackney J, & O’Rourke, D.H. 2016. Thule whaling at Point Barrow, Alaska: The Nuvuk cemetery stable isotope and radiocarbon record. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 9, 681-694. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.08.011

Friesen T, & Norman, L. 2016. The Pembroke Site: Thule Inuit Migrants on Southern Victoria Island. Arctic, 1-18. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.14430/arct

Hoffecker J, Elias S, O’Rourke DH, Scott G, & Bigelow N. 2016. Beringia and the global dispersal of modern humans. Evol Anthropol, 25(2), 64-78. doi:10.1002/evan.21478

Raff J. 2015. Anthropological Genetics and Social Media Outreach. American Anthropologist, 117(4), 744-749. doi:https://doi.org/10.1111/aman.AMAN.

Raff J, Rzhetskaya M, Tackney J, & Hayes M. 2015. Mitochondrial diversity of Inupiat people from the Alaskan North Slope provides evidence for the origins of the Paleo- and Neo-Eskimo peoples. Am J Phys Anthropol, 157(4), 603-614. doi:https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.22750

Reynolds A*, Raff J*, Bolnick D, Cook D, & Kaestle F. 2015. Ancient DNA from the Schild site in Illinois: Implications for the Mississippian transition in the Lower Illinois River Valley. Am J Phys Anthropol, 156(3), 434-448. doi:https://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.22668 *Co-First authors

Tackney J, Potter B, Raff J, Powers M, Watkins W, Warner D, Reuther J, Irish J, & O’Rourke DH. 2015. Two contemporaneous mitogenomes from terminal Pleistocene burials in Eastern Beringia. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 112(45), 13833-13838. doi:https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1511903112

Syntheses, Commentaries, and Related Publications:

Braje TJ, Erlandon J, Torben C, Davis L, Dillehay T, Fedje D, Froese D, Gusick A, Mackie Q, McLaren D, Pitbaldo B, Raff J, Reeder-Meyers L, Waters M. 2020.  Fladmark + 40: What Have We Learned about a Potential Pacific Coast Peopling of the Americas? American Antiquity 85(1), 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1017/aaq.2019.80

Raff J. 2017. Genetics: Ancient DNA Clarifies Population Histories of the Northeastern Margin of North America. Current Biology, 27(20), R1116-R1118. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2017.09.036

Bolnick D, Raff J, Springs L, Reynolds A., & Miró-Herrans A. 2016. Native American genomics and population histories. Annual Review of Anthropology, 45, 319-340. doi:https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-anthro-1022215-100036

Raff J, & Bolnick D. 2015. Does mitochondrial haplogroup X indicate ancient trans-Atlantic migration to the Americas? A critical re-evaluation. PaleoAmerica, 1(4), 297-304. doi:https://doi.org/10.1179/2055556315Z.00000000040

Ethics:

Tackney J, & Raff J. 2019. A different way: Persepectives on Human Genetic Research from the Arctic. Thee SAA Archaeological Record, 19(2), 20.

Bardill J, Bader A, Garrison N, Bolnick D, Raff J, Walker A, Malhi R, the SING Consortium 2018. Advancing the Ethics of Paleogenomics. Science, 360(6387), 384-385. doi:https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aaq1131

Claw K, Anderson M, Begay R, Tsosie K, Fox K, & Nanibaa’A G. 2018. A framework for enhancing ethical genomic research with Indigenous communities. Nature Communications, 9(1), 1-7. doi:https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-05188-3 (Raff J is a member of the SING Consortium).

Books:

O’Rourke DH. 2019. A companion to anthropological genetics: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 9781118769195.

Trevathan, Wenda, editor-in-chief. 2018. The International Encyclopedia of Biological Anthropology, Vol. 1-3. New York: Wiley Blackwell. (O’Rourke DH, Assoc. Ed. For Anthropological Genetics). ISBN 9781118584538.

Raff J. 2016. Handbook on Science Literacy: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company. ISBN 9781524907358.

Invited Book Chapter:

Tackney J, Fair E, O’Rourke DH. 2019. Molecular Genetic Analysis of the Human Remains at Swift Water Place. In: Anderson, Douglas D. and Anderson, Wanni W, editors. Life at Swift Water Place. Fairbanks, AK, US: University of Alaska Press. p 239-256.

Alix C, Mason W, and Norman L. 2018. Whales, wood, and baleen in northwestern Alaska: Reflection on whaling through wood and boat technology at the Rising Whale site. In: Lee Sang-Mon editor. Whale on the Rock II. Ulsan Petroglyph Museum. p 39-66.

Raff J. 2018. Ancient DNA and Bioarcheology. In: O’Rourke DHH, editor. Companion to Anthropological Genetics. Hoboken, NJ, US: John Wiley & Sons. p 187-198.

Tackney J. 2018. Massively Parallel Sequencing. In: Trevathan W, editor. The International Encyclopedia of Biological Anthropology, Vol 1. New York: Wiley Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118584538.ieba0307

Tackney J. 2018. Electrophoresis. In: Trevathan W, editor. The International Encyclopedia of Biological Anthropology, Vol 1. New York: Wiley Blackwell.  https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118584538.ieba0152

O’Rourke DH. 2016. Molecular Approaches to Colonization and Population History in North American Arctic. In: Sanz N, editor. Human Origin Sites and the World Heritage Convention in the Americas, Vol II. HEADS 5, World Heritage Papers 42. UNESCO.

Tackney J, Coltrain J, Raff J, O’Rourke DH. 2016. Ancient DNA and Stable Isotopes: Windows on Arctic Prehistory. In: Mason W and Friesen M, editors. Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Arctic. New York, NY, US. Oxford University Press. p 51-80.

Book Reviews:

O’Rourke DH. Review of Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America. 2019. Craig Childs, Pantheon. Amer J Hum Biol. E23295. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.23295.

Raff J. 2018. In an Age of Gene Editing and Surrogacy, What Does Heredity Mean? Review of Carl Zimmer’s She Has Her Mothers Laugh. The New York Times Book Review.

Norman L. 2016 Review of The Wales, Alaska, Archaeology Project, 1996-2006. Roger K. Harrit. Alaska Journal of Anthropology 14(1&2): 133-134.

Reports:

Alix C and Mason O with contributions from Anderson S, Bogardus R, Bigelow N, Lincoln A, Norman L, Maio C, Vanlandeghem M, O’Rourke DH, Rasic J, Lorain M, Prentiss A. 2018. Birnirk Prehistory and the Emergence of Inupiaq Culture in Northwest Alaska: Archaeological and Anthropological Perspectives. Field Investigations at Cape Espenberg. 2017. Annual Report to the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, Fairbanks, AK.

Alix C with contributions from Mason O, Norman L, Vanlandeghem, Maio C, and Bigelow N. 2017. Rapport sur les opérations réalisées de juin à août dans le nord-ouest de l’Alaska, Cape Espenberg. University Paris 1, Panthéon Sorbonne, CNRS – ArchAm.

Alix C, Mason O, Norman L, Bigelow N, Maio C. 2017. Birnirk Prehistory and the Emergence of Inupiaq Culture in Northwest Alaska: Archaeological and Anthropological Perspectives. Field Investigations at Cape Espenberg, 2016. Annual Report to the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, Fairbanks, AK.

Alix C with contributions by Mason O, Norman L, O’Rourke DH, Bigelow N, Grieve S, Poupon L, and Vanlandeghem M. 2016. Rapport sur les opérations réalisées de juin à août dans le nord-ouest de l’Alaska. Mission, Cap Espenberg. University Paris 1, Panthéon Sorbonne, CNRS – ArchAm.

 

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