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 Research45(11), 6310–6320.

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.

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 Sciences112(49), 15107–15112.

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 Evolution79, 150–157.

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.

Kistler, L., & Shapiro, B. (2011). Ancient DNA confirms a local origin of domesticated chenopod in eastern North America. Journal of Archaeological Science38(12), 3549–3554.