Exploring the complexity of domestication

a response to Rowley-Conwy and Zeder

Allowen Evin*, Linus Girdland Flink, Ben Krause-Kyora, Cheryl Makarewicz, Soenke Hartz, Stefan Schreiber, Nicole von Wurmb-Schwark, Almut Nebel, Claus von Carnap-Bornheim, Greger Larson, Keith Dobney

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Abstract

In their critique of our paper (Krause-Kyora et al. 2013), Rowley-Conwy and Zeder focus on two primary issues. Firstly, they discuss issues associated with the terminology and definitions of animal domestication. Secondly, they question the techniques we employed to explore it. While we completely agree with their points related to terminology, we feel they have misunderstood both the principals and application of shape analyses using geometric morphometrics, and that this misunderstanding undermines their criticism. Having said that, and though our differences are easily overstated, our respective interpretations of the data presented in Krause-Kyora et al. (2013) overlap significantly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)825-834
Number of pages10
JournalWorld Archaeology
Volume46
Issue number5
Early online date31 Oct 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • introgression
  • geometric morphometrics
  • Sus scrofa
  • domestication
  • pig domestication
  • animal domestication
  • ancient DNA
  • dispersal
  • genetics
  • shape
  • insights
  • Europe
  • clues

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Evin, A., Girdland Flink, L., Krause-Kyora, B., Makarewicz, C., Hartz, S., Schreiber, S., ... Dobney, K. (2014). Exploring the complexity of domestication: a response to Rowley-Conwy and Zeder. World Archaeology, 46(5), 825-834. https://doi.org/10.1080/00438243.2014.953711

Exploring the complexity of domestication : a response to Rowley-Conwy and Zeder. / Evin, Allowen; Girdland Flink, Linus; Krause-Kyora, Ben; Makarewicz, Cheryl; Hartz, Soenke; Schreiber, Stefan; von Wurmb-Schwark, Nicole; Nebel, Almut; von Carnap-Bornheim, Claus; Larson, Greger; Dobney, Keith.

In: World Archaeology, Vol. 46, No. 5, 2014, p. 825-834.

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Evin, A, Girdland Flink, L, Krause-Kyora, B, Makarewicz, C, Hartz, S, Schreiber, S, von Wurmb-Schwark, N, Nebel, A, von Carnap-Bornheim, C, Larson, G & Dobney, K 2014, 'Exploring the complexity of domestication: a response to Rowley-Conwy and Zeder', World Archaeology, vol. 46, no. 5, pp. 825-834. https://doi.org/10.1080/00438243.2014.953711
Evin A, Girdland Flink L, Krause-Kyora B, Makarewicz C, Hartz S, Schreiber S et al. Exploring the complexity of domestication: a response to Rowley-Conwy and Zeder. World Archaeology. 2014;46(5):825-834. https://doi.org/10.1080/00438243.2014.953711
Evin, Allowen ; Girdland Flink, Linus ; Krause-Kyora, Ben ; Makarewicz, Cheryl ; Hartz, Soenke ; Schreiber, Stefan ; von Wurmb-Schwark, Nicole ; Nebel, Almut ; von Carnap-Bornheim, Claus ; Larson, Greger ; Dobney, Keith. / Exploring the complexity of domestication : a response to Rowley-Conwy and Zeder. In: World Archaeology. 2014 ; Vol. 46, No. 5. pp. 825-834.
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