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Professor Lisa Matisoo-Smith

PositionProfessor of Biological Anthropology and Head of the Department of Anatomy
DepartmentDepartment of Anatomy
QualificationsBA(Berkeley) PhD(Auck)
Research summaryBiological anthropology and human genetic variation in ancient and modern populations
TeachingBiological athropology, human variation, molecular anthropology, human evolution, ancient DNA
Memberships
  • Fellow, Royal Society of New Zealand
  • Fellow, Society of Antiquaries, London
  • Director, Allan Wilson at Otago Research Theme

Research

The Matisoo-Smith lab focuses primarily on identifying the origins of Pacific peoples and their commensal plants and animals in order to better understand the settlement, history and prehistory of the Pacific and New Zealand. They utilize both ancient and modern DNA methods to answer a range of anthropological questions regarding population histories, dispersals and interactions.

The Matisoo-Smith team is working on a range of projects funded by a variety of organizations, but the overarching research theme of the lab and the research group is Molecular Anthropology and Ancient DNA analyses. They have a purpose built, state-of-the-art ancient DNA laboratory, located in the University of Otago Richardson Building, as well as a fully equipped modern DNA lab in the University's Lindo Ferguson Building.

Major projects include:

  • A genomic study of the people of Wairau Bar: health, history and origins of the first New Zealanders
  • Africa to Aotearoa: A genetic ancestry study of New Zealanders
  • National Geographic's Genographic Project – Pacific Region PI
  • Allan Wilson at Otago: A Research Theme in Human Evolutionary Genomics
  • Evidence for Polynesian contact in South America: Redrawing the Polynesian Triangle
  • Following the Phoenicians – Using ancient DNA to track Phoenician settlement in the Mediterranean

Publications

Knapp, M., Collins, C. J., & Matisoo-Smith, E. (2021). Ancient invaders: How Paleogenetic tools help to identify and understand biological invasions of the past. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, & Systematics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1146/annurev-ecolsys-012021-100938

Matisoo-Smith, E., & Gosling, A. L. (2021). What does DNA tell us about past connections and the settlement of Sahul? In I. J. McNiven & B. David (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of the archaeology of indigenous Australia and New Guinea. (pp. 1-33). Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190095611.013.11

Gosling, A. L., Lord, E., Boocock, J., Cameron-Christie, S., Horsburgh, K. A., Kardailsky, O., … Matisoo-Smith, E. A. (2021). A population history of Tokelau: Genetic variation and change in atoll populations. Journal of Island & Coastal Archaeology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/15564894.2021.1901805

García, A., Nores, R., Motti, J. M. B., Pauro, M., Luisi, P., Bravi, C. M., … Gosling, A. L., Kardailsky, O., … Matisoo-Smith, E. A., … Demarchi, D. A. (2021). Ancient and modern mitogenomes from Central Argentina: New insights into population continuity, temporal depth and migration in South America. Human Molecular Genetics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddab105

Boukhdoud, L., Parker, L. D., Rotzel Mcinerney, N., Saliba, C., Kahale, R., Cross, H., Matisoo-Smith, E., … Bou Dagher Kharrat, M. (2021). First mitochondrial genome of the marbled polecat Vormela peregusna (Carnivora, Mustelidae) [Miogenome announcement]. Mitochondrial DNA Part B, 6(3), 1009-1011. doi: 10.1080/23802359.2021.1894997

Matisoo-Smith, E., & Horsburgh, K. A. (2012). DNA for archaeologists. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, 233p.

Authored Book - Research

Dennison, J., Summerhayes, G. R., & Matisoo-Smith, L. (Eds.). (2011). St Matthias Group: Results of the expedition to the South Seas: 1908-1910: Vol. 2 [Edited translation]. Seattle: Amazon, 230p.

Edited Book - Research

Jones, T. L., Storey, A. A., Matisoo-Smith, E. A., & Ramírez-Aliaga, J. M. (Eds.). (2011). Polynesians in America: Pre-Columbian contacts with the New World. Plymouth, UK: AltaMira Press.

Edited Book - Research

Matisoo-Smith, E., & Gosling, A. L. (2021). What does DNA tell us about past connections and the settlement of Sahul? In I. J. McNiven & B. David (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of the archaeology of indigenous Australia and New Guinea. (pp. 1-33). Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190095611.013.11

Chapter in Book - Research

Thomas, F. R., Geraghty, P., & Matisoo-Smith, E. A. (2020). Lapita archaeology in the Southwest Pacific. In C. Smith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of global archaeology. (Online ed.) Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-51726-1_3410-1

Chapter in Book - Research

Matisoo-Smith, E. (2018). Ancient DNA in Zooarchaeology: New methods, new questions and settling old debates in Pacific commensal studies. In C. M. Giovas & M. J. LeFebvre (Eds.), Zooarchaeology in practice: Case studies in methodology and interpretation in archaeofaunal analysis. (pp. 209-225). Springer International Publishing AG. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-64763-0_11

Chapter in Book - Research

Matisoo-Smith, E., & Wilson, G. (2018). Wilson, Allan. In W. Trevathan (Ed.), The international encyclopedia of biological anthropology. John Wiley & Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781118584538.ieba0520

Chapter in Book - Research

Matisoo-Smith, E. (2017). The human landscape: Population origins, settlement and impact of human arrival in Aotearoa/New Zealand. In J. Shulmeister (Ed.), Landscape and quaternary environmental change in New Zealand. (pp. 293-311). Atlantis Press. doi: 10.2991/978-94-6239-237-3_8

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Greig, K., Walter, R., & Matisoo-Smith, E. A. (2016). Dogs and people in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. In M. Oxenham & H. Buckley (Eds.), Routledge handbook of bioarchaeology in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. (pp. 462-482). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Matisoo-Smith, E. A. (2016). Human biology and population histories in the Pacific: Is there such thing as a Lapita people? In M. Oxenham & H. Buckley (Eds.), Routledge handbook of bioarchaeology in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. (pp. 389-408). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Tromp, M., Dudgeon, J. V., Buckley, H. R., & Matisoo-Smith, E. A. (2016). Dental calculus and plant diet in Oceania. In M. Oxenham & H. Buckley (Eds.), Routledge handbook of bioarchaeology in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. (pp. 599-622). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

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Matisoo-Smith, E. (2012). The great blue highway: Human migration in the Pacific. In M. H. Crawford & B. C. Campbell (Eds.), Causes and consequences of human migration: An evolutionary perspective. (pp. 388-416). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Jones, T. L., Clarke, A. C., Cordero, M.-A., Green, R. C., Irwin, G., Klar, K. A., Matisoo-Smith, E. A., … Weisler, M. I. (2011). Summary and conclusions. In T. L. Jones, A. A. Storey, E. A. Matisoo-Smith & J. M. Ramírez-Aliaga (Eds.), Polynesians in America: Pre-Columbian contacts with the New World. (pp. 263-276). Plymouth, UK: AltaMira Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Matisoo-Smith, E. A. (2011). Human biological evidence for Polynesian contacts with the Americas: Finding Maui on Mocha? In T. L. Jones, A. A. Storey, E. A. Matisoo-Smith & J. M. Ramírez-Aliaga (Eds.), Polynesians in America: Pre-Columbian contacts with the New World. (pp. 208-222). Plymouth, UK: AltaMira Press.

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Matisoo-Smith, E., & Martin, K. (2011). Kororāreka Kiore and Russell rats: History according to Pompallier's resident rodents. In K. Martin & B. Mercer (Eds.), The French Place in the Bay of Islands: Essays from Pompallier's printery. (pp. 256-265). Russell, New Zealand: Mātou Matauwhi.

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Storey, A. A., Clarke, A. C., & Matisoo-Smith, E. A. (2011). Identifying contact with the Americas: A commensal-based approach. In T. L. Jones, A. A. Storey, E. A. Matisoo-Smith & J. M. Ramírez-Aliaga (Eds.), Polynesians in America: Pre-Columbian contacts with the New World. (pp. 111-138). Plymouth, UK: AltaMira Press.

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Storey, A. A., Quiróz, D., & Matisoo-Smith, E. A. (2011). A reappraisal of the evidence for Pre-Columbian introduction of chickens to the Americas. In T. L. Jones, A. A. Storey, E. A. Matisoo-Smith & J. M. Ramírez-Aliaga (Eds.), Polynesians in America: Pre-Columbian contacts with the New World. (pp. 139-170). Plymouth, UK: AltaMira Press.

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Matisoo-Smith, E. (2010). Des rats et des femmes: que révèlent les ADN mitochondriaux humains et animaux sur le peuplement du Pacifique? In F. Valentin & M. Hardy (Eds.), Hommes, milieux et traditions dans le Pacifique Sud. (pp. 13-30). Paris: De Boccard.

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Matisoo-Smith, E. (2010). Genetics of island settlement: The Austronesian spread and Lapita. In C. Sand & S. Bedford (Eds.), Lapita: Ancêtres océaniens [Oceanic ancestors]. (pp. 177-189). Paris: Musée du Quai Branly.

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Matisoo-Smith, E. (2009). Pigs and Goats. In R. G. Gillespie & D. A. Clague (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Islands. (pp. 741-743). Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

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Matisoo-Smith, E. (2008). Using DNA in landscape archaeology. In B. David & J. Thomas (Eds.), Handbook of Landscape Archaeology. (pp. 521-529). Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

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Matisoo-Smith, E. (2007). Animal translocations, genetic variation, and the human settlement of the Pacific. In J. S. Friedlaender (Ed.), Genes, language, and culture history in the Southwest Pacific. (pp. 157-170). Oxford University Press.

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Matisoo-Smith, E. (2007). Lapita: A genetic perspective. In S. Chiu & C. Sand (Eds.), From Southeast Asia to the Pacific: Archaeological perspectives on the Austronesian expansion and the Lapita cultural complex. (pp. 243-268). Taipei, Taiwan: Center for Archaeological Studies, Academia Sinica.

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Matisoo-Smith, E. (2007). The peopling of Oceania. In M. Crawford (Ed.), Anthropological genetics: Theory, methods and applications. (pp. 409-432). Cambridge University Press.

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García, A., Nores, R., Motti, J. M. B., Pauro, M., Luisi, P., Bravi, C. M., … Gosling, A. L., Kardailsky, O., … Matisoo-Smith, E. A., … Demarchi, D. A. (2021). Ancient and modern mitogenomes from Central Argentina: New insights into population continuity, temporal depth and migration in South America. Human Molecular Genetics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddab105

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Gosling, A. L., Lord, E., Boocock, J., Cameron-Christie, S., Horsburgh, K. A., Kardailsky, O., … Matisoo-Smith, E. A. (2021). A population history of Tokelau: Genetic variation and change in atoll populations. Journal of Island & Coastal Archaeology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/15564894.2021.1901805

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Heathcote, G. M., Pietrusewsky, M., Weiss, E., Sava, V. J., Anderson, B. E., Ikehara-Quebral, R. M., … Matisoo-Smith, E. A., … Hanson, D. B. (2021). Enigmatic cranial superstructures among Chamorro ancestors from the Mariana Islands: Comparative geographic variation and a proposal about their meaning. Journal of Island & Coastal Archaeology, 16, 438-481. doi: 10.1080/15564894.2019.1638470

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King, C. L., Buckley, H. R., Petchey, P., Roberts, P., Zech, J., Kinaston, R., Collins, C., Kardailsky, O., Matisoo-Smith, E., & Nowell, G. (2021). An isotopic and genetic study of multi-cultural colonial New Zealand. Journal of Archaeological Science, 128, 105337. doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2021.105337

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King, C. L., Petchey, P., Kinaston, R., Gröcke, D. R., Millard, A. R., Wanhalla, A., Brooking, T., Matisoo-Smith, E., & Buckley, H. R. (2021). A land of plenty? Colonial diet in rural New Zealand. Historical Archaeology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s41636-020-00276-y

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Knapp, M., Collins, C. J., & Matisoo-Smith, E. (2021). Ancient invaders: How Paleogenetic tools help to identify and understand biological invasions of the past. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, & Systematics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1146/annurev-ecolsys-012021-100938

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Miszkiewicz, J. J., Matisoo-Smith, E. A., & Weisler, M. I. (2021). Behavior and intra-skeletal remodeling in an adult male from 1720 BP Ebon Atoll, Marshall Islands, eastern Micronesia. Journal of Island & Coastal Archaeology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/15564894.2020.1837305

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Platt, D. E., Artinian, H., Mouzaya, F., Khalil, W., Kamar, F. G., Matisoo-Smith, E., … Zalloua, P. (2021). Autosomal genetics and Y-chromosome haplogroup L1b-M317 reveal Mount Lebanon Maronites as a persistently non-emigrating population. European Journal of Human Genetics, 29, 581-592. doi: 10.1038/s41431-020-00765-x

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Buckley, H. R., Roberts, P., Kinaston, R., Petchey, P., King, C., Domett, K., Snoddy, A. M., & Matisoo-Smith, E. (2020). Living and dying on the edge of the Empire: A bioarchaeological examination of Otago’s early European settlers. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2020.1837189

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King, C. L., Buckley, H. R., Petchey, P., Kinaston, R., Millard, A., Zech, J., … Matisoo-Smith, E., … Gröcke, D. R. (2020). A multi-isotope, multi-tissue study of colonial origins and diet in New Zealand. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 172, 605-620. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.24077

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Lord, E., Collins, C., deFrance, S., LeFebvre, M. J., Pigière, F., Eeckhout, P., … Matisoo-Smith, E. (2020). Ancient DNA of guinea pigs (Cavia spp.) indicates a probable new center of domestication and pathways of global distribution. Scientific Reports, 10, 8901. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-65784-6

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Peña-Ahumada, B., Saldarriaga-Córdoba, M., Kardailsky, O., Moncada, X., Moraga, M., Matisoo-Smith, E., … Seelenfreund, A. (2020). A tale of textiles: Genetic characterization of historical paper mulberry barkcloth from Oceania. PLoS ONE, 15(5), e0233113. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0233113

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Tromp, M., Matisoo-Smith, E., Kinaston, R., Bedford, S., Spriggs, M., & Buckley, H. (2020). Exploitation and utilization of tropical rainforests indicated in dental calculus of ancient Oceanic Lapita culture colonists. Nature Human Behaviour, 4, 489-495. doi: 10.1038/s41562-019-0808-y

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Biagini, S. A., Solé-Morata, N., Matisoo-Smith, E., Zalloua, P., Comas, D., & Calafell, F. (2019). People from Ibiza: An unexpected isolate in the Western Mediterranean. European Journal of Human Genetics, 27, 941-951. doi: 10.1038/s41431-019-0361-1

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Olivares, G., Peña-Ahumada, B., Peñailillo, J., Payacán, C., Moncada, X., Saldarriaga-Córdoba, M., Matisoo-Smith, E., … Seelenfreund, A. (2019). Human mediated translocation of Pacific paper mulberry [Broussonetia papyrifera (L.) L'Hér. ex Vent. (Moraceae)]: Genetic evidence of dispersal routes in Remote Oceania. PLoS ONE, 14(6), e0217107. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0217107

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Gosling, A. L., Boocock, J., Dalbeth, N., Harré Hindmarsh, J., Stamp, L. K., Stahl, E. A., … Matisoo-Smith, E. A., & Merriman, T. R. (2018). Mitochondrial genetic variation and gout in Māori and Pacific people living in Aotearoa New Zealand. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 77(4), 571-578. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2017-212416

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Greig, K., Boocock, J., Allen, M. S., Matisoo-Smith, E., & Walter, R. (2018). Ancient DNA evidence for the introduction and dispersal of dogs (Canis familiaris) in New Zealand. Journal of Pacific Archaeology, 9(1), 1-10.

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Greig, K., Gosling, A., Collins, C. J., Boocock, J., McDonald, K., Addison, D. J., … Higham, C. F. W., … Walter, R., & Matisoo-Smith, E. (2018). Complex history of dog (Canis familiaris) origins and translocations in the Pacific revealed by ancient mitogenomes. Scientific Reports, 8, 9130. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-27363-8

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Lord, E., Collins, C., deFrance, S., LeFebvre, M. J., & Matisoo-Smith, E. (2018). Complete mitogenomes of ancient Caribbean Guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 17, 678-688. doi: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.12.004

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Matisoo-Smith, E., & Gosling, A. L. (2018). Walking backwards into the future: The need for a holistic evolutionary approach in Pacific health research. Annals of Human Biology, 45(3), 175-187. doi: 10.1080/03014460.2018.1448889

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Matisoo-Smith, E., Gosling, A. L., Platt, D., Kardailsky, O., Prost, S., Cameron-Christie, S., Collins, C. J., … Zalloua, P. (2018). Ancient mitogenomes of Phoenicians from Sardinia and Lebanon: A story of settlement, integration, and female mobility. PLoS ONE, 13(1), e0190169. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0190169

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Zalloua, P., Collins, C. J., Gosling, A., Biagini, S. A., Costa, B., Kardailsky, O., … Matisoo-Smith, E. (2018). Ancient DNA of Phoenician remains indicates discontinuity in the settlement history of Ibiza. Scientific Reports, 8, 17567. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-35667-y

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Clark, A. L., King, C. L., Buckley, H. R., Collins, C. J., Dhavale, N., Elliott, G. E., Gosling, A., Halcrow, S. E., … Matisoo-Smith, E., … Tromp, M., Ward, S., & West, K. (2017). Biological anthropology in the indo-pacific region: New approaches to age-old questions. Journal of Indo-Pacific Archaeology, 41, 78-94.

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Haber, M., Doumet-Serhal, C., Scheib, C., Xue, Y., Danecek, P., Mezzavilla, M., … Matisoo-Smith, E., … Tyler-Smith, C. (2017). Continuity and admixture in the last five millennia of Levantine history from ancient Canaanite and present-day Lebanese genome sequences. American Journal of Human Genetics, 101(2), 247-282. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2017.06.013

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Nagle, N., van Oven, M., Wilcox, S., van Holst Pellekaan, S., Tyler-Smith, C., Xue, Y., … and the Genographic Consortium, including Matisoo-Smith, E. A. (2017). Aboriginal Australian mitochondrial genome variation: An increased understanding of population antiquity and diversity. Scientific Reports, 7, 43041. doi: 10.1038/srep43041

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Platt, D. E., Haber, M., Bou Dagher-Kharrat, M., Douaihy, B., Khazen, G., Bonab, M. A., … Matisoo-Smith, E., & Zalloua, P. A. (2017). Mapping post-glacial expansions: The peopling of Southwest Asia. Scientific Reports, 7, 40338. doi: 10.1038/srep40338

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Tromp, M., Buckley, H., Geber, J., & Matisoo-Smith, E. (2017). EDTA decalcification of dental calculus as an alternate means of microparticle extraction from archaeological samples. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 14, 461-466. doi: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.06.035

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Walter, R., Buckley, H., Jacomb, C., & Matisoo-Smith, E. (2017). Mass migration and the Polynesian settlement of New Zealand. Journal of World Prehistory, 30(4), 351-376. doi: 10.1007/s10963-017-9110-y

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West, K., Collins, C., Kardailsky, O., Kahn, J., Hunt, T. L., Burley, D. V., & Matisoo-Smith, E. (2017). The Pacific rat race to Easter Island: Tracking the prehistoric dispersal of Rattus exulans using ancient mitochondrial genomes. Frontiers in Ecology & Evolution, 5, 52. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2017.00052

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Malaspinas, A.-S., Westaway, M. C., Muller, C., Sousa, V. C., Lao, O., Alves, I., … Matisoo-Smith, E. A., … Willerslev, E. (2016). A genomic history of Aboriginal Australia. Nature, 538, 207-214. doi: 10.1038/nature18299

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Matisoo-Smith, E. A., Gosling, A. L., Boocock, J., Kardallsky, O., Kurumilian, Y., Roudesli-Chebbi, S., … Zalloua, P. A. (2016). A European mitochondrial haplotype identified in ancient Phoenician remains from Carthage, North Africa. PLoS ONE, 11(5), e0155046. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0155046

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Rawlence, N. J., Collins, C. J., Anderson, C. N. K., Maxwell, J. J., Smith, I. W. G., Robertson, B. C., Knapp, M., Horsburgh, K. A., Stanton, J.-A. L., Scofield, R. P., … Matisoo-Smith, E. A., & Waters, J. M. (2016). Human-mediated extirpation of the unique Chatham Islands sea lion and implications for the conservation management of remaining New Zealand sea lion populations. Molecular Ecology, 25(16), 3950-3961. doi: 10.1111/mec.13726

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Sandoval, J. R., Lacerda, D. R., Acosta, O., Jota, M. S., Robles-Ruiz, P., Salazar-Granara, A., … and the Genographic Consortium, including Matisoo-Smith, E. A. (2016). The genetic history of Peruvian Quechua-Lamistas and Chankas: Uniparental DNA patterns among autochthonous Amazonian and Andean populations. Annals of Human Genetics, 80(2), 88-101. doi: 10.1111/ahg.12145

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Westbury, M., Prost, S., Seelenfreund, A., Ramírez, J.-M., Matisoo-Smith, E. A., & Knapp, M. (2016). First complete mitochondrial genome data from ancient South American camelids: The mystery of the chilihueques from Isla Mocha (Chile). Scientific Reports, 6, 38708. doi: 10.1038/srep38708

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ArunKumar, G. P., Tatarinova, T. V., Duty, J., Rollo, D., Syama, A., Arun, V. S., … and the Genographic Consortium, including Matisoo-Smith, E. A. (2015). Genome-wide signatures of male-mediated migration shaping the Indian gene pool. Journal of Human Genetics, 60, 493-499. doi: 10.1038/jhg.2015.51

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Gosling, A. L., Buckley, H. R., Matisoo-Smith, E., & Merriman, T. R. (2015). Pacific populations, metabolic disease and 'just-so stories': A critique of the 'Thrifty Genotype' hypothesis in Oceania. Annals of Human Genetics, 79(6), 470-480. doi: 10.1111/ahg.12132

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Greig, K., Boocock, J., Prost, S., Horsburgh, K. A., Jacomb, C., Walter, R., & Matisoo-Smith, E. (2015). Complete mitochondrial genomes of New Zealand's first dogs. PLoS ONE, 10(10), e0138536. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0138536

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Matisoo-Smith, E. (2015). Ancient DNA and the human settlement of the Pacific: A review. Journal of Human Evolution, 79, 93-104. doi: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2014.10.017

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Rawlence, N. J., Kennedy, M., Anderson, C. N. K., Prost, S., Till, C. E., Smith, I. W. G., Scofield, R. P., … Hamel, J., Lalas, C., Matisoo-Smith, E. A., & Waters, J. M. (2015). Geographically contrasting biodiversity reductions in a widespread New Zealand seabird. Molecular Ecology, 24(18), 4605-4616. doi: 10.1111/mec.13338

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Rawlence, N. J., Perry, G. L. W., Smith, I. W. G., Scofield, R. P., Tennyson, A. J. D., Matisoo-Smith, E. A., Boessenkool, S., … Waters, J. M. (2015). Radiocarbon-dating and ancient DNA reveal rapid replacement of extinct prehistoric penguins. Quaternary Science Reviews, 112, 59-65. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.01.011

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Clarke, A. C., Prost, S., Stanton, J.-A. L., White, W. T. J., Kaplan, M. E., Matisoo-Smith, E. A., and the Genographic Consortium. (2014). From cheek swabs to consensus sequences: An A to Z protocol for high-throughput DNA sequencing of complete human mitochondrial genomes. BMC Genomics, 15, 68. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-15-68

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Collins, C. J., Rawlence, N. J., Prost, S., Anderson, C. N. K., Knapp, M., Scofield, R. P., Robertson, B. C., Smith, I., Matisoo-Smith, E. A., … Waters, J. M. (2014). Extinction and recolonization of coastal megafauna following human arrival in New Zealand. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 281, 20140097. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2014.0097

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Der Sarkissian, C., Brotherton, P., Balanovsky, O., Templeton, J. E. L., Llamas, B., Soubrier, J., … the Genographic Consortium, including Clarke, A. C., & Matisoo-Smith, E. A. (2014). Mitochondrial genome sequencing in mesolithic North East Europe unearths a new sub-clade within the broadly distributed human haplogroup C1. PLoS ONE, 9(2), e87612. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0087612

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Elhaik, E., Tatarinova, T., Chebotarev, D., Piras, I. S., Calò, C. M., De Montis, A., … Matisoo-Smith, L., … and the Genographic Consortium, including Clarke, A. C. (2014). Geographic population structure analysis of worldwide human populations infers their biogeographical origins. Nature Communications, 5, 3513. doi: 10.1038/ncomms4513

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Gosling, A. L., Matisoo-Smith, E., & Merriman, T. R. (2014). Hyperuricaemia in the Pacific: Why the elevated serum urate levels? Rheumatology International, 34(6), 743-757. doi: 10.1007/s00296-013-2922-x

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Rawlence, N. J., Till, C. E., Scofield, R. P., Tennyson, A. J. D., Collins, C. J., Lalas, C., … Matisoo-Smith, E., Waters, J. M., Spencer, H. G., & Kennedy, M. (2014). Strong phylogeographic structure in a sedentary seabird, the Stewart Island Shag (Leucocarbo chalconotus). PLoS ONE, 9(3), e90769. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0090769

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Robins, J. H., Tintinger, V., Aplin, K. P., Hingston, M., Matisoo-Smith, E., Penny, D., & Lavery, S. D. (2014). Phylogenetic species identification in Rattus highlights rapid radiation and morphological similarity of New Guinean species. PLoS ONE, 9(5), e98002. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0098002

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Summerhayes, G. R., Kennedy, J., Matisoo-Smith, E., Mandui, H., Ambrose, W., Allen, C., … Wadra, F. (2014). Lepong: A new obsidian source in the Admiralty Islands, Papua New Guinea. Geoarchaeology, 29(3), 238-248. doi: 10.1002/gea.21475

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Vilar, M. G., Melendez, C., Sanders, A. B., Walia, A., Gaieski, J. B., Owings, A. C., … and the Genographic Consortium, including Clarke, A. C., & Matisoo-Smith, E. A. (2014). Genetic diversity in Puerto Rico and its implications for the peopling of the Island and the West Indies. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 155(3), 352-368. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.22569

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Badro, D. A., Douaihy, B., Haber, M., Youhanna, S. C., Salloum, A., Ghassibe-Sabbagh, M., … Matisoo-Smith, E., the Genographic Consortium, including Clarke, A. C. (2013). Y-chromosome and mtDNA genetics reveal significant contrasts in affinities of modern Middle Eastern populations with European and African populations. PLoS ONE, 8(1), e54616. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0054616

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Boattini, A., Martinez-Cruz, B., Sarno, S., Harmant, C., Useli, A., Sanz, P., … the Genographic Consortium, including Clarke, A. C., & Matisoo-Smith, E. A. (2013). Uniparental markers in Italy reveal a sex-biased genetic structure and different historical strata. PLoS ONE, 8(5), e65441. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0065441

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Brotherton, P., Haak, W., Templeton, J., Brandt, G., Soubrier, J., Adler, C. J., … Clarke, A. C., Matisoo-Smith, E. A., … Ziegle, J. S. (2013). Neolithic mitochondrial haplogroup H genomes and the genetic origins of Europeans. Nature Communications, 4, 1764. doi: 10.1038/ncomms2656

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Gonzalez, A., Clark, G., O'Connor, S., & Matisoo-Smith, L. (2013). A 3000 year old dog burial in Timor-Leste. Australian Archaeology, 76, 13-20.

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Haber, M., Gauguier, D., Youhanna, S., Patterson, N., Moorjani, P., Botigué, L. R., … Matisoo-Smith, E., … Zalloua, P. A. (2013). Genome-wide diversity in the levant reveals recent structuring by culture. PLoS Genetics, 9(2), e1003316. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003316

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Horsburgh, K. A., Prost, S., Gosling, A., Stanton, J.-A., Rand, C., & Matisoo-Smith, E. A. (2013). The genetic diversity of the Nguni breed of African Cattle (Bos spp.): Complete mitochondrial genomes of haplogroup T1. PLoS ONE, 8(8), e71956. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0071956

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Storey, A. A., Clarke, A. C., Ladefoged, T., Robins, J., & Matisoo-Smith, E. (2013). DNA and Pacific commensal models: Applications, construction, limitations, and future prospects. Journal of Island & Coastal Archaeology, 8(1), 37-65. doi: 10.1080/15564894.2012.761299

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Storey, A. A., Quiroz, D., Beavan, N., & Matisoo-Smith, E. (2013). Polynesian chickens in the New World: A detailed application of a commensal approach. Archaeology in Oceania, 48(2), 101-119. doi: 10.1002/arco.5007

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Harlow, G. E., Summerhayes, G. R., Davies, H. L., & Matisoo-Smith, L. (2012). A jade gouge from Emirau Island, Papua New Guinea (Early Lapita context, 3300 BP): A unique jadeitite. European Journal of Mineralogy, 24(2), 391-399. doi: 10.1127/0935-1221/2012/0024-2175

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Knapp, M., Clarke, A. C., Horsburgh, K. A., & Matisoo-Smith, E. A. (2012). Setting the stage-building and working in an ancient DNA laboratory. Annals of Anatomy, 194(1), 3-6. doi: 10.1016/j.aanat.2011.03.008

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Knapp, M., Horsburgh, K. A., Prost, S., Stanton, J.-A., Buckley, H. R., Walter, R. K., & Matisoo-Smith, E. A. (2012). Complete mitochondrial DNA genome sequences from the first New Zealanders. PNAS, 109(45), 18350-18354. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1209896109

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Matisoo-Smith, E., & Daugherty, C. (2012). Africa to Aotearoa: The longest migration. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 42(2), 87-92. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2012.673495

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Storey, A. A., Athens, J. S., Bryant, D., Carson, M., Emery, K., deFrance, S., Higham, C., … Walter, R., & Matisoo-Smith, E. (2012). Investigating the global dispersal of chickens in prehistory using ancient mitochondrial DNA signatures. PLoS ONE, 7(7), e39171. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039171

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Adler, C. J., Haak, W., Donlon, D., Cooper, A., and the Genographic Consortium, including Clarke, A. C., & Matisoo-Smith, E. A. (2011). Survival and recovery of DNA from ancient teeth and bones. Journal of Archaeological Science, 38(5), 956-964. doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2010.11.010

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Aplin, K. P., Suzuki, H., Chinen, A. A., Chesser, R. T., ten Have, J., Donnellan, S. C., … Matisoo-Smith, E., … Cooper, A. (2011). Multiple geographic origins of commensalism and complex dispersal history of Black Rats. PLoS ONE, 6(11), e26357. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0026357

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Balanovsky, O., Dibirova, K., Dybo, A., Mudrak, O., Frolova, S., Pocheshkhova, E., … and the Genographic Consortium, including Clarke, A. C., & Matisoo-Smith, E. A. (2011). Parallel evolution of genes and languages in the Caucasus region. Molecular Biology & Evolution, 28(10), 2905-2920. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msr126

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Haber, M., Platt, D. E., Badro, D. A., Xue, Y., El-Sibai, M., Bonab, M. A., … and the Genographic Consortium, including Clarke, A. C., & Matisoo-Smith, E. A. (2011). Influences of history, geography, and religion on genetic structure: The Maronites in Lebanon. European Journal of Human Genetics, 19(3), 334-340. doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2010.177

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Martínez-Cruz, B., Ziegle, J., Sanz, P., Sotelo, G., Anglada, R., Plaza, S., … for the Genographic Consortium, including Clarke, A. C., & Matisoo-Smith, E. A. (2011). Multiplex single-nucleotide polymorphism typing of the human Y chromosome using TaqMan probes. Investigative Genetics, 2, 13. doi: 10.1186/2041-2223-2-13

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Storey, A. A., Quiroz, D., Beavan, N., & Matisoo-Smith, E. A. (2011). Pre-Columbian chickens of the Americas: A critical review of the hypotheses and evidence for their origins. Rapa Nui Journal, 25(2), 5-19.

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Yan, S., Wang, C.-C., Li, H., Li, S.-L., Jin, L., and the Genographic Consortium, including Clarke, A. C., & Matisoo-Smith, E. A. (2011). An updated tree of Y-chromosome Haplogroup O and revised phylogenetic positions of mutations in P164 and PK4. European Journal of Human Genetics, 19, 1013-1015. doi: 10.1038/ejhg.2011.64

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Yang, K., Zheng, H., Qin, Z., Lu, Y., Farina, S. E., Li, S., … and the Genographic Consortium, including Clarke, A. C., & Matisoo-Smith, E. A. (2011). Positive selection on mitochondrial M7 lineages among the Gelong people in Hainan. Journal of Human Genetics, 56(3), 253-256. doi: 10.1038/jhg.2010.165

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Addison, D. J., & Matisoo-Smith, E. (2010). Rethinking Polynesians origins: A West-Polynesia Triple-I model. Archaeology in Oceania, 45(1), 1-12.

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Haak, W., Balanovsky, O., Sanchez, J. J., Zaporozhchenko, V., Koshel, S., Alder, C. J., … the Genographic Consortium, including Clarke, A. C., & Matisoo-Smith, E. A. (2010). Ancient DNA from European early Neolithic farmers reveals their Near Eastern affinities. PLoS Biology, 8(11), e1000536. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000536

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Matisoo-Smith, E., & Ramirez, J.-M. (2010). Human skeletal evidence of Polynesian presence in South America? Metric analyses of six crania from Mocha Island, Chile. Journal of Pacific Archaeology, 1(1), 76-88.

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Melé, M., Javed, A., Pybus, M., Calafell, F., Parida, L., . . ., the Genographic Consortium, including Clarke, A. C., & Matisoo-Smith, E. A. (2010). A new method to reconstruct recombination events at a genomic scale. PLoS Computational Biology, 6(11), e1001010. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1001010

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Qin, Z., Yang, Y., Kang, L., Yan, S., Cho, K., Cai, X., … and the Genographic Consortium, including Clarke, A. C., & Matisoo-Smith, E. A. (2010). A mitochondrial revelation of early human migrations to the Tibetan Plateau before and after the last glacial maximum. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 143(4), 555-569. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.21350

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Robins, J. H., McLenachan, P. A., Phillips, M. J., McComish, B. J., Matisoo-Smith, E., & Ross, H. A. (2010). Evolutionary relationships and divergence times among the native rats of Australia. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 10, 375. doi: 10.1186/1471-2148-10-375

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