Logan Kistler

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Anthropology.

Featured Publications

Kistler, L., Ware, R., Smith, O., Collins, M., & Allaby, R. G. (2017). A new model for ancient DNA decay based on paleogenomic meta-analysis. Nucleic Acids Research, 45(11), 6310–6320. https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkx361

Fritz, G. J., Bruno, M. C., Langlie, B. S., Smith, B. D., & Kistler, L. (2017). Cultigen Chenopods in the Americas: A Hemispherical perspecitive. In M. P. Sayre & M. C. Bruno (Eds.), Social Perspectives on Ancient Lives from Paleoethnobotanical Data (pp. 55–75). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-52849-6

Kistler, L., Newsom, L. A., Ryan, T. M., Clarke, A. C., Smith, B. D., & Perry, G. H. (2015). Gourds and squashes (Cucurbita spp.) adapted to megafaunal extinction and ecological anachronism through domestication. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(49), 15107–15112. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1516109112

Allaby, R. G., Kistler, L., Gutaker, R. M., Ware, R., Kitchen, J. L., Smith, O., & Clarke, A. C. (2015). Archaeogenomic insights into the adaptation of plants to the human environment: pushing plant–hominin co-evolution back to the Pliocene. Journal of Human Evolution, 79, 150–157. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2014.10.014

Kistler, L., Montenegro, Á., Smith, B. D., Gifford, J. A., Green, R. E., Newsom, L. A., & Shapiro, B. (2014). Transoceanic drift and the domestication of African bottle gourds in the Americas. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , 111(8), 2937–2941. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1318678111

Kistler, L., & Shapiro, B. (2011). Ancient DNA confirms a local origin of domesticated chenopod in eastern North America. Journal of Archaeological Science, 38(12), 3549–3554. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2011.08.023