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aDNA based publications:

Broughton, J.M., R.K. Beck, J.B. Coltrain, D.H. O’Rourke and A.R. Rogers (2012) A Late Holocene Population Bottleneck in California Tule Elk (Cervus elaphus nannodes):  Provisional support from ancient DNA.  Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory.  DOI 10.1007/s10816-012-9167-y    (Published online 13 Dec. 2012). 

West D, J.B. Coltrain, M.G.Hayes,D.H. O’Rourke,C. Lefèvre,D. Corbett,F. Bouchet andA. Savinetsky  (2012)  A Human Burial from the Andreanof Islands, Alaska.  In:  The People Before: The Geology, Paleocology and Archaeology of Adak Island, Alaska. West D., V. Hatfield, E. Wilmerding, C. Lefevre  and L. Gualtieri, eds. BAR International Series 2322.  Archaeopress:  Oxford 

J. Raff , D.A. Bolnick, J. Tackney and O’Rourke, D.H. (2011)  Ancient DNA Perspectives on American Colonization and Population History.  Amer. J. Phys. Anthrop.  In Press.   (Invited contribution to special issue on New Developments in the Origins and Evolution of Native American Populations) 

Enk, J., R. Debruyne, A. Devault, C.E. King, T. Treangen, D.H. O’Rourke, S.L. Salzberg, D. Fisher, R. Macphee and H. Poinar  (2011)  Complete Columbian Mammoth mitogenome suggests interbreeding with Woolly Mammoths.  Genome Biology.  12:R51.  

Raff, J. J. Tackney and D.H. O’Rourke  (2010)  South From Alaska: A Pilot aDNA Study of Genetic History on the Alaska Peninsula and Eastern Aleutians.  Human Biology  82: 677-694.   (Special Issue on the Origins of the Populations of the Aleutian Islands.  Edited by M.H. Crawford, D.L. West and D.H. O’Rourke)

Smith, S., Haye, M.G., Cabana, G., Coltrain, J.B., Huff, C. and D.H. O’Rourke (2009)  Inferring Population Continuity versus Replacement with aDNA: A Cautionary Tale from the Aleutian Islands.  Human Biology. 81(4): 19-38. 

Enk, J.M., D.R. Yesner, K.J. Crossen, D.W. Veltre and D.H. O’Rourke (2009) Mitochondrial DNA Sequence of a Mid-Holocene Woolly Mammoth from the Pribilof Islands, Alaska: Implications for Mammoth Evolution, Dispersal, and Pleistocene Refugia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 273: 184-190. 

O’Rourke, D.H. (2007) Ancient DNA and its application to reconstruction of human evolution and population history. IN: Anthropological Genetics: Theory, Methods & Applications, M.H. Crawford, ed. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. 

Coltrain, J.B., M.G. Hayes and D.H. O’Rourke  (2006)  A Radiometric Evaluation of Hrdlicka’s Aleutian Replacement     Hypothesis:  Population Continuity and Morphological Change. Current Anthropology 47(3):537-548.

O’Rourke, D.H. (2005) Biomolecular Archaeology: Summary and Speculationns. IN: Biomolecular Archaeology: Genetic Approaches to the Past, David M. Reed, ed. Occasional Paper No. 32. Southern Illinois University Press: Carbondale.


Hayes, M. G., J.B. Coltrain and D.H. O’Rourke (2005) Molecular archaeology of the Dorset, Thule, and Sadlermiut: Ancestor-descendant relationships in Eastern North American arctic prehistory. IN: Contributions to the Study of the Dorset Palaeo-Eskimos, P. Sutherland (ed.). Mercury Series, Archaeological Paper 167. Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull, Quebec. 

O’Rourke, D.H., M.G. Hayes and S.W. Carlyle  (2005)  The Consent Process and aDNA Research:  Contrasting Approaches in Northern North America.  IN: Biological Anthropology and Ethics.  Trudy Turner (ed.).  State University of New York Press:  Albany.


Coltrain, J.B., M.G. Hayes and D.H. O’Rourke (2004) Sealing, Whaling, and Caribou: The Skeletal Isotope Chemistry of Eastern Arctic Foragers. Journal of Archaeological Science. 31: 39-57.

O’Rourke, D.H., M.G. Hayes and S.W. Carlyle (2004) The Consent Process and aDNA Research: Contrasting Approaches in Northern North America. IN: Biological Anthropology and Ethics. Trudy Turner (ed.). State University of New York Press: Albany.

Hayes, M.E., J.B. Coltrain and D.H. O’Rourke (2003) Mitochondrial analyses of Dorset, Thule, Sadlermiut, and Aleut skeletal samples from the prehistoric North Aemrican Arctic. IN: Mummies in a New Millenium. Proceedings of the 4th World Congress on Mummy Studies. N. Lynnerup, C. Andreasen and J. Berglund, eds. Copenhagen: Danish Polar Center.

O'Rourke, D.H., M.G. Hayes and S.W. Carlyle (2000) Ancient DNA Studies in Physical Anthropology. IN: Annual Review of Anthropology, 29:217-242. Palo Alto, CA: Annual Reviews, Inc.

Carlyle, S.W., R.L. Parr, M.G. Hayes and D.H. O'Rourke (2000) The Context of Maternal Lineages in the Greater Southwest. Amer. J. Phys. Anthrop. 113(1):85-101.

O’Rourke, D.H., M.G. Hayes and S.W. Carlyle (2000) Spatial and Temporal Stability of mtDNA Haplogroup Frequencies in Native North America. Human Biology 72(1):15-34.

O'Rourke, D.H., R.L. Parr and S.W. Carlyle (1999) Molecular genetic variation in prehistoric inhabitants of the Eastern Great Basin. IN: Understanding Prehistoric Lifeways in the Great Basin Wetlands: Bioarchaeological Reconstruction and Interpretation. B.E. Hemphill and C.S. Larsen (eds.), University of Utah Press.

O'Rourke, D.H., S.W. Carlyle and R.L. Parr (1996) Ancient DNA: A review of methods, progress, and perspectives. Amer. J. Hum. Biol. 8(5): 557-571.

Parr, R.L., S.W. Carlyle, and D.H. O'Rourke (1996) Ancient DNA analysis of Fremont Amerindians of the Great Salt Lake Wetlands. Amer. J. Phys. Anthrop. 99(4):507-519.


Related Publications:

Hoffecker, J.F., S.A. Elias and D.H. O’Rourke  (2014)  Out of Beringia?  Science (Perspective),  343:979-980.   DOI: 10.1126/science.1250786.

O’Rourke, D.H.  (2012)  Why Do We Migrate? A Retrospective.  Invited summary and discussion to  The Causes and Consequences of Migration: An Evolutionary Perspective, Campbell B.C. and Crawford M. (eds.). CambridgeUniversity Press:  Cambridge. 

O’Rourke, D.H.  (2011)  Contradictions and Concordances in American Colonization Models.   Evolution: Education & Outreach.   4(2): 244-253.

O’Rourke, D.H. and J. Raff   (2010)  The Genetic History of the Americas: The Final Frontier.  Current Biology.  20:R202–R207.

O’Rourke, D.H., D.L. West and M.H. Crawford  (2010)  Unangan Past and Present: The Contrasts Between Observed and Inferred Histories.   Human Biology  82: 759-764.  (Special Issue on the Origins of the Populations of the Aleutian Islands.  Edited by M.H. Crawford, D.L. West and D.H. O’Rourke)

West, D., D. O’Rourke and M.H. Crawford  (2010)  Introduction: Origins and Settlement of the Indigenous Populations of the Aleutian Archipelago.  Human Biology  82:481-486.  (Special Issue on the Origins of the Populations of the Aleutian Islands.  Edited by M.H. Crawford, D.L. West and D.H. O’Rourke)

Scott, G.R. and D.H. ORourke  (2010)  Genes across Beringia: A Physical Anthropological Perspective on the Dené-Yeniseian Hypothesis.  In : Anthropological Papers of the University of Alaska Vol. 5(1-2) (New Series). Special Issue:  The Dené-Yeniseian Hypothesis. J. Kari and B. Potter, eds.

O’Rourke, D.H.  (2010)  Human Molecular Genetics.  In:  A Companion to Physical Anthropology.  Clark Spenser Larsen, editor.  Wiley-Blackwell:  New York.

O’Rourke, D.H.  (2009)  Human Migrations: The Two Roads Taken.  Current Biology.  19(5): R203-R205.

Goebel, T., M. Waters and D.H. O’Rourke  (2008)  The Late Pleistocene Dispersal of Modern Humans in the Americas.  Science.  319:1497-1502.

Marchani, E.E., A.R. Rogers and D.H. O’Rourke  (2007)   The Thule expansion: Rejecting population histories using mtDNA data and computer simulation.  Amer. J. Phys. Anthrop.  134(2):281-284.

O’Rourke, D.H.  (2006)  Classical marker variation in Native North Americans.  IN: Handbook of North American Indians. Vol. 3, Environment, Origins and Population, D. Ubelaker (vol. ed.). Smithsonian Institution:  Washington, DC.

O'Rourke, D.H.  (2000)  Genes, Geography, and Human Variation. IN:  Human Biology: An Evolutionary & Biocultural Perspective.  Stinson, S., B. Bogin, R. Huss-Ashmore and D.H. O'Rourke, eds.  Wiley-Liss, Inc.

O'Rourke, D.H., R.L. Parr and S.W. Carlyle (1999) Molecular genetic variation in prehistoric inhabitants of the Eastern Great Basin. IN: Understanding Prehistoric Lifeways in the Great Basin Wetlands: Bioarchaeological Reconstruction and Interpretation. B.E. Hemphill and C.S. Larsen (eds.), University of Utah Press.

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