Brendan Culleton

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Assistant Research Professor, Energy and Environmental Sustainability Laboratories

Brendan manages the Radiocarbon Laboratory.

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Recent Publications

Radiocarbon dates of burials from Ceibal and other Pasión Maya sites, Guatemala, and the examination of freshwater reservoir effect through diet reconstruction

Inomata, T., Sharpe, A., Palomo, J. M., Pinzón, F., Nasu, H., Triadan, D., Culleton, B. J. & Kennett, D. J., Aug 2022, In: Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. 44, 103506.

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Drought-Induced Civil Conflict Among the Ancient Maya

Kennett, D. J., Masson, M., Lope, C. P., Serafin, S., George, R. J., Spencer, T. C., Hoggarth, J. A., Culleton, B. J., Harper, T. K., Prufer, K. M., Milbrath, S., Russell, B. W., González, E. U., McCool, W. C., Aquino, V. V., Paris, E. H., Curtis, J. H., Marwan, N., Zhang, M., Asmerom, Y., & 9 othersPolyak, V. J., Carolin, S. A., James, D. H., Mason, A. J., Henderson, G. M., Brenner, M., Baldini, J. U. L., Breitenbach, S. F. M. & Hodell, D. A., Dec 2022, In: Nature communications. 13, 1, 3911.

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South-to-north migration preceded the advent of intensive farming in the Maya region

Kennett, D. J., Lipson, M., Prufer, K. M., Mora-Marín, D., George, R. J., Rohland, N., Robinson, M., Trask, W. R., Edgar, H. H. J., Hill, E. C., Ray, E. E., Lynch, P., Moes, E., O’Donnell, L., Harper, T. K., Kate, E. J., Ramos, J., Morris, J., Gutierrez, S. M., Ryan, T. M., & 3 othersCulleton, B. J., Awe, J. J. & Reich, D., Dec 2022, In: Nature communications. 13, 1, 1530.

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Ancient DNA and deep population structure in sub-Saharan African foragers

Lipson, M., Sawchuk, E. A., Thompson, J. C., Oppenheimer, J., Tryon, C. A., Ranhorn, K. L., de Luna, K. M., Sirak, K. A., Olalde, I., Ambrose, S. H., Arthur, J. W., Arthur, K. J. W., Ayodo, G., Bertacchi, A., Cerezo-Román, J. I., Culleton, B. J., Curtis, M. C., Davis, J., Gidna, A. O., Hanson, A., & 24 othersKaliba, P., Katongo, M., Kwekason, A., Laird, M. F., Lewis, J., Mabulla, A. Z. P., Mapemba, F., Morris, A., Mudenda, G., Mwafulirwa, R., Mwangomba, D., Ndiema, E., Ogola, C., Schilt, F., Willoughby, P. R., Wright, D. K., Zipkin, A., Pinhasi, R., Kennett, D. J., Manthi, F. K., Rohland, N., Patterson, N., Reich, D. & Prendergast, M. E., Mar 10 2022, In: Nature. 603, 7900, p. 290-296 7 p.

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Ancient DNA reveals five streams of migration into Micronesia and matrilocality in early Pacific seafarers

Liu, Y. C., Hunter-Anderson, R., Cheronet, O., Eakin, J., Camacho, F., Pietrusewsky, M., Rohland, N., Ioannidis, A., Athens, J. S., Douglas, M. T., Ikehara-Quebral, R. M., Bernardos, R., Culleton, B. J., Mah, M., Adamski, N., Broomandkhoshbacht, N., Callan, K., Lawson, A. M., Mandl, K., Michel, M., & 20 othersOppenheimer, J., Stewardson, K., Zalzala, F., Kidd, K., Kidd, J., Schurr, T. G., Auckland, K., Hill, A. V. S., Mentzer, A. J., Quinto-Cortés, C. D., Robson, K., Kennett, D. J., Patterson, N., Bustamante, C. D., Moreno-Estrada, A., Spriggs, M., Vilar, M., Lipson, M., Pinhasi, R. & Reich, D., Jul 1 2022, In: Science. 377, 6601, p. 72-79 8 p.

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Large-scale migration into Britain during the Middle to Late Bronze Age

Patterson, N., Isakov, M., Booth, T., Büster, L., Fischer, C. E., Olalde, I., Ringbauer, H., Akbari, A., Cheronet, O., Bleasdale, M., Adamski, N., Altena, E., Bernardos, R., Brace, S., Broomandkhoshbacht, N., Callan, K., Candilio, F., Culleton, B., Curtis, E., Demetz, L., & 203 othersCarlson, K. S. D., Edwards, C. J., Fernandes, D. M., Foody, M. G. B., Freilich, S., Goodchild, H., Kearns, A., Lawson, A. M., Lazaridis, I., Mah, M., Mallick, S., Mandl, K., Micco, A., Michel, M., Morante, G. B., Oppenheimer, J., Özdoğan, K. T., Qiu, L., Schattke, C., Stewardson, K., Workman, J. N., Zalzala, F., Zhang, Z., Agustí, B., Allen, T., Almássy, K., Amkreutz, L., Ash, A., Baillif-Ducros, C., Barclay, A., Bartosiewicz, L., Baxter, K., Bernert, Z., Blažek, J., Bodružić, M., Boissinot, P., Bonsall, C., Bradley, P., Brittain, M., Brookes, A., Brown, F., Brown, L., Brunning, R., Budd, C., Burmaz, J., Canet, S., Carnicero-Cáceres, S., Čaušević-Bully, M., Chamberlain, A., Chauvin, S., Clough, S., Čondić, N., Coppa, A., Craig, O., Črešnar, M., Cummings, V., Czifra, S., Danielisová, A., Daniels, R., Davies, A., de Jersey, P., Deacon, J., Deminger, C., Ditchfield, P. W., Dizdar, M., Dobeš, M., Dobisíková, M., Domboróczki, L., Drinkall, G., Đukić, A., Ernée, M., Evans, C., Evans, J., Fernández-Götz, M., Filipović, S., Fitzpatrick, A., Fokkens, H., Fowler, C., Fox, A., Gallina, Z., Gamble, M., González Morales, M. R., González-Rabanal, B., Green, A., Gyenesei, K., Habermehl, D., Hajdu, T., Hamilton, D., Harris, J., Hayden, C., Hendriks, J., Hernu, B., Hey, G., Horňák, M., Ilon, G., Istvánovits, E., Jones, A. M., Kavur, M. B., Kazek, K., Kenyon, R. A., Khreisheh, A., Kiss, V., Kleijne, J., Knight, M., Kootker, L. M., Kovács, P. F., Kozubová, A., Kulcsár, G., Kulcsár, V., Le Pennec, C., Legge, M., Leivers, M., Loe, L., López-Costas, O., Lord, T., Los, D., Lyall, J., Marín-Arroyo, A. B., Mason, P., Matošević, D., Maxted, A., McIntyre, L., McKinley, J., McSweeney, K., Meijlink, B., Mende, B. G., Menđušić, M., Metlička, M., Meyer, S., Mihovilić, K., Milasinovic, L., Minnitt, S., Moore, J., Morley, G., Mullan, G., Musilová, M., Neil, B., Nicholls, R., Novak, M., Pala, M., Papworth, M., Paresys, C., Patten, R., Perkić, D., Pesti, K., Petit, A., Petriščáková, K., Pichon, C., Pickard, C., Pilling, Z., Price, T. D., Radović, S., Redfern, R., Resutík, B., Rhodes, D. T., Richards, M. B., Roberts, A., Roefstra, J., Sankot, P., Šefčáková, A., Sheridan, A., Skae, S., Šmolíková, M., Somogyi, K., Somogyvári, Á., Stephens, M., Szabó, G., Szécsényi-Nagy, A., Szeniczey, T., Tabor, J., Tankó, K., Maria, C. T., Terry, R., Teržan, B., Teschler-Nicola, M., Torres-Martínez, J. F., Trapp, J., Turle, R., Ujvári, F., van der Heiden, M., Veleminsky, P., Veselka, B., Vytlačil, Z., Waddington, C., Ware, P., Wilkinson, P., Wilson, L., Wiseman, R., Young, E., Zaninović, J., Žitňan, A., Lalueza-Fox, C., de Knijff, P., Barnes, I., Halkon, P., Thomas, M. G., Kennett, D. J., Cunliffe, B., Lillie, M., Rohland, N., Pinhasi, R., Armit, I. & Reich, D., Jan 27 2022, In: Nature. 601, 7894, p. 588-594 7 p.

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Influence of Late Holocene Climate Change and Human Land Use on Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems in Southwest Madagascar

Domic, A. I., Hixon, S. W., Velez, M. I., Ivory, S. J., Douglass, K. G., Brenner, M., Curtis, J. H., Culleton, B. J. & Kennett, D. J., Dec 7 2021, In: Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 9, 688512.

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A genetic history of the pre-contact Caribbean

Fernandes, D. M., Sirak, K. A., Ringbauer, H., Sedig, J., Rohland, N., Cheronet, O., Mah, M., Mallick, S., Olalde, I., Culleton, B. J., Adamski, N., Bernardos, R., Bravo, G., Broomandkhoshbacht, N., Callan, K., Candilio, F., Demetz, L., Carlson, K. S. D., Eccles, L., Freilich, S., & 35 othersGeorge, R. J., Lawson, A. M., Mandl, K., Marzaioli, F., McCool, W. C., Oppenheimer, J., Özdogan, K. T., Schattke, C., Schmidt, R., Stewardson, K., Terrasi, F., Zalzala, F., Antúnez, C. A., Canosa, E. V., Colten, R., Cucina, A., Genchi, F., Kraan, C., La Pastina, F., Lucci, M., Maggiolo, M. V., Marcheco-Teruel, B., Maria, C. T., Martínez, C., París, I., Pateman, M., Simms, T. M., Sivoli, C. G., Vilar, M., Kennett, D. J., Keegan, W. F., Coppa, A., Lipson, M., Pinhasi, R. & Reich, D., Feb 4 2021, In: Nature. 590, 7844, p. 103-110 8 p.

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Drought coincided with, but does not explain, late holocene megafauna extinctions in SW Madagascar

Hixon, S. W., Curtis, J. H., Brenner, M., Douglass, K. G., Domic, A. I., Culleton, B. J., Ivory, S. J. & Kennett, D. J., Sep 2021, In: Climate. 9, 9, 138.

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BUILDING HIGH-PRECISION AMS 14C BAYESIAN MODELS for the FORMATION of PERI-ABANDONMENT DEPOSITS at BAKING POT, BELIZE

Hoggarth, J. A., Culleton, B. J., Awe, J. J., Helmke, C., Lonaker, S., Davis, J. B. & Kennett, D. J., Jun 2021, In: Radiocarbon. 63, 3, p. 977-1002 26 p.

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Dynamic changes in genomic and social structures in third millennium BCE central Europe

Papac, L., Ernée, M., Dobeš, M., Langová, M., Rohrlach, A. B., Aron, F., Neumann, G. U., Spyrou, M. A., Rohland, N., Velemínský, P., Kuna, M., Brzobohatá, H., Culleton, B., Daněček, D., Danielisová, A., Dobisíková, M., Hložek, J., Kennett, D. J., Klementová, J., Kostka, M., & 23 othersKrištuf, P., Kuchařík, M., Hlavová, J. K., Limburský, P., Malyková, D., Mattiello, L., Pecinovská, M., Petriščáková, K., Průchová, E., Stránská, P., Smejtek, L., Špaček, J., Šumberová, R., Švejcar, O., Trefný, M., Vávra, M., Kolář, J., Heyd, V., Krause, J., Pinhasi, R., Reich, D., Schiffels, S. & Haak, W., Aug 2021, In: Science Advances. 7, 35, eabi6941.

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Genomic insights into the formation of human populations in East Asia

Wang, C. C., Yeh, H. Y., Popov, A. N., Zhang, H. Q., Matsumura, H., Sirak, K., Cheronet, O., Kovalev, A., Rohland, N., Kim, A. M., Mallick, S., Bernardos, R., Tumen, D., Zhao, J., Liu, Y. C., Liu, J. Y., Mah, M., Wang, K., Zhang, Z., Adamski, N., & 65 othersBroomandkhoshbacht, N., Callan, K., Candilio, F., Carlson, K. S. D., Culleton, B. J., Eccles, L., Freilich, S., Keating, D., Lawson, A. M., Mandl, K., Michel, M., Oppenheimer, J., Özdoğan, K. T., Stewardson, K., Wen, S., Yan, S., Zalzala, F., Chuang, R., Huang, C. J., Looh, H., Shiung, C. C., Nikitin, Y. G., Tabarev, A. V., Tishkin, A. A., Lin, S., Sun, Z. Y., Wu, X. M., Yang, T. L., Hu, X., Chen, L., Du, H., Bayarsaikhan, J., Mijiddorj, E., Erdenebaatar, D., Iderkhangai, T. O., Myagmar, E., Kanzawa-Kiriyama, H., Nishino, M., Shinoda, K. I., Shubina, O. A., Guo, J., Cai, W., Deng, Q., Kang, L., Li, D., Li, D., Lin, R., Nini, Shrestha, R., Wang, L. X., Wei, L., Xie, G., Yao, H., Zhang, M., He, G., Yang, X., Hu, R., Robbeets, M., Schiffels, S., Kennett, D. J., Jin, L., Li, H., Krause, J., Pinhasi, R. & Reich, D., Mar 18 2021, In: Nature. 591, 7850, p. 413-419 7 p.

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Dairying enabled Early Bronze Age Yamnaya steppe expansions

Wilkin, S., Ventresca Miller, A., Fernandes, R., Spengler, R., Taylor, W. T. T., Brown, D. R., Reich, D., Kennett, D. J., Culleton, B. J., Kunz, L., Fortes, C., Kitova, A., Kuznetsov, P., Epimakhov, A., Zaibert, V. F., Outram, A. K., Kitov, E., Khokhlov, A., Anthony, D. & Boivin, N., Oct 28 2021, In: Nature. 598, 7882, p. 629-633 5 p.

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Maritime Paleoindian technology, subsistence, and ecology at an ~11,700 year old Paleocoastal site on California's Northern Channel Islands, USA

Erlandson, J. M., Braje, T. J., Ainis, A. F., Culleton, B. J., Gill, K. M., Hofman, C. A., Kennett, D. J., Reeder-Myers, L. A. & Rick, T. C., Sep 2020, In: PloS one. 15, 9 September, e0238866.

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Author Correction: The spread of steppe and Iranian-related ancestry in the islands of the western Mediterranean (Nature Ecology & Evolution, (2020), 4, 3, (334-345), 10.1038/s41559-020-1102-0)

Fernandes, D. M., Mittnik, A., Olalde, I., Lazaridis, I., Cheronet, O., Rohland, N., Mallick, S., Bernardos, R., Broomandkhoshbacht, N., Carlsson, J., Culleton, B. J., Ferry, M., Gamarra, B., Lari, M., Mah, M., Michel, M., Modi, A., Novak, M., Oppenheimer, J., Sirak, K. A., & 32 othersStewardson, K., Mandl, K., Schattke, C., Özdoğan, K. T., Lucci, M., Gasperetti, G., Candilio, F., Salis, G., Vai, S., Camarós, E., Calò, C., Catalano, G., Cueto, M., Forgia, V., Lozano, M., Marini, E., Micheletti, M., Miccichè, R. M., Palombo, M. R., Ramis, D., Schimmenti, V., Sureda, P., Teira, L., Teschler-Nicola, M., Kennett, D. J., Lalueza-Fox, C., Patterson, N., Sineo, L., Coppa, A., Caramelli, D., Pinhasi, R. & Reich, D., May 1 2020, In: Nature Ecology and Evolution. 4, 5, p. 764 1 p.

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