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19th February 2018
A recent paper by the Palaeobarn team has challenged the mythology surrounding the domestication of rabbits, widely held to have occurred around 600AD after a decree by Pope Gregory allowed rabbit meat to be eaten during Lent. Published in Ecology & Evolution, the paper outlines a much more complex picture of rabbit domestication as a continuum, rather than a short series of historically localised events.

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19th February 2018
A recent paper by the Palaeobarn team has challenged the mythology surrounding the domestication of rabbits, widely held to have occurred around 600AD after a decree by Pope Gregory allowed rabbit meat to be eaten during Lent. Published in Ecology & Evolution, the paper outlines a much more complex picture of rabbit domestication as a continuum, rather than a short series of historically localised events.
1st December 2017
Congratulations to doctoral candidate Evan Irving-Pease, who won the student presentation prize at the 7th Archaeozoology, Genetics, and Morphometrics Working Group Meeting (ICAZ) held at the University of Liverpool, 13-15 October 2017.
20th June 2016
You may have seen us in the news recently... Below is just a sample of the media we featured in, in response to our Irish Dog Paper
2nd June 2016
Our latest dog domestication paper is out in Science. A huge congratulations to our team and collaborators who have worked hard to make this happen!
4th February 2016
The PalaeoBARN team has been in the international and local media a lot lately.
21st January 2016
It's all happening this week over at the New York Times, as far as the PalaeoBARN team is concerned!
19th January 2016
An article on our big dog project and the team is now out in the New York Times as of yesterday. Please check out the full article here.
10th November 2015
Our group has a new review paper out about pigs through time in "The Annual Review of Animal Biosciences".
2nd November 2015
Our team has another stellar piece of research work out in Biology Letters, the press release for which is below.
7th September 2015
We have a new paper out in Nature Genetics about pig domestication entitled: "Evidence of long-term gene flow and selection during domestication from analyses of Eurasian wild and domestic pig genomes".
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