Joris Peters

Sandoval-Castellanos E, [+ 45 authors], and Peters J (2024) Ancient mitogenomes from Pre-Pottery Neolithic Central Anatolia and the effects of a Late Neolithic bottleneck in sheep (Ovis aries). Sci. Adv.10,eadj0954(2024). DOI:10.1126/sciadv.adj0954

Baker K H , Miller H, Doherty S, Peters J, [+40 authors], Sykes N (2023) The 10,000-year biocultural history of fallow deer and its implications for conservation policy. PNAS 121 (8) e2310051121

Jamieson A, Carmagnini A, Howard-McCombe J, Peters J, … Sykes N, Larson G, Frantz L (2023) Limited historical admixture between European wildcats and domestic cats. Current Biology 33 (21) 4751-4760.e14,

Van Neer W., Udrescu M., Peters J., De Cupere B., Pasquali S., Porcier S. (2023) Palaeopathological and demographic data reveal conditions of keeping of the ancient baboons at Gabbanat el-Qurud (Thebes, Egypt). PLoS ONE18(12): e0294934.

Pöllath N, Peters J (2023) Distinct modes and intensity of bird exploitation at the dawn of agriculture in the Upper Euphrates and Tigris River basins. Archaeol Anthropol Sci 15, 154.

Brozou A., Fuller B.T., De Cupere B., … Peters, J., … Van Neer, W. (2023) A dietary perspective of cat‑human interactions in two medieval harbors in Iran and Oman revealed through stable isotope analysis. Scientific Reports 13: 12316.

Wang X., Skourtanioti E., Benz M., …, Peters J., Pöllath N., … Stockhammer P. (2023) Isotopic and DNA analyses reveal multiscale PPNB mobility and migration across Southeastern Anatolia and the Southern Levant. PNAS 120(4):e2210611120. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2210611120

Peters J, Lebrasseur O, Irving-Pease E, Paxinos PD, Best J, Smallman R, Callou C, Gardeisen A, Trixl S, Frantz L, Sykes N, Fuller D, Larson G (2022) The biocultural origins and dispersal of domestic chickens. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA

Best J, Doherty S, Armit I, Boev Z, Büster L, Cunliffe B, Foster A, Frimet B, Hamilton-Dyer S, Higham T, Lebrasseur O, Miller H, Peters J, Seigle M, Skelton C, Symmons R, Thomas R, Trentacoste A, Maltby M, Larson G & Sykes N (2022) Redefining the timing and circumstances of the chicken’s introduction to Europe and north-west Africa. Antiquity 2022 Vol. 0 (0): 1–15

Sharif MB, Mohaseb AF, Zimmermann MI, Trixl S, Saliari K, Kunst GK, Cucchi T, Czeika S, Mashkour M, Orlando L, Schaefer K, Peters J, Mohandesan E (2022) Ancient DNA refines taxonomic classification of Roman equids north of the Alps, elaborated with osteomorphology and geomric morphometrics, Journal of Archaeological Science, Vol. 143, 105624

Heide M., Peters J. (2021) Camels in the Biblical World. History, Archaeology, and Culture of the Levant, 10, 432 p. Eisenbruns, Pennsylvania University Park.

Bennett E.A., Weber J., Bendhafer W., Champlot S., Peters J., Schwartz G., Grange T., Geigl E.-M. (2022) The genetic identity of the earliest human-made hybrid animals, the kungas of Syro-Mesopotamia. Science Advances 8,2. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abm0218

Bogaard A, Allaby R, Arbuckle BS, Bendrey R, Crowley S, Cucchi T, Denham T, Frantz L, Fuller D, Gilbert T, Karlsson E, Manin A, Marshall F, Mueller N, Peters J, Stépanoff CA, Larson G 2021. Reconsidering domestication from a process archaeology perspective, World Archaeology, 53 (1), 56-77.

Cucchi T., Domont A., Harbers H., Leduc C., Guidez A., Bridault A., Hongo H., Price M., Peters J., Briois F., Guilaine J., Vigne J.-D. (2021) Bones geometric morphometrics illustrate 10th millennium cal. BP domestication of autochthonous Cypriot wild boar (Sus scrofa circeus nov. ssp). Nature Scientific Reports 11: 11435

Peters J, Paxinos P (2021) Die osteoarchäologischen Archive Bayerns. Forschen und Bewahren mit Weitblick. Bayerische Archäologie, Heft 2/2021, 40-43.

Librado P, Khan N, … Peters J, … Orlando L et al. 2021. The origins and spread of domestic horses from the Western Eurasian steppes. Nature 598, 634–640.

Pöllath N., García-González R., Kevork S., Mutze U., Zimmermann M. I., Özbaşaran M., Peters J. (2021) A non-linear prediction model for ageing foetal and neonatal sheep reveals basic issues in early neolithic husbandry. Journal of Archaeological Science

Wang M-S, … Peters J, … Larson G. et al, 2021. 863 genomes reveal the origin and domestication of chicken. Cell Research 30, 693–701

Kabukcu C., Asouti E., Pöllath N., Peters J., Karul N. (2021) Pathways to plant domestication in Southeast Anatolia based on new data from aceramic Neolithic Gusir Höyük. Scientific Reports 11: 21112;

Mutze UR, Mutze U, Jones GG, Peters J 2021. Wear of Teeth in Sheep (WoTiS) – A tool for determining the rate of mandibular tooth wear in sheep. Journal of Archaeological Science 136, 105300.

Guimaraes S., Arbuckle B. S., Peters J., Adcock S. E., Buitenhuis H., Chazin H., Manaseryan N., Uerpmann H.-P., Grange T., Geigl E.-M. (2020) Ancient DNA shows domestic horses were introduced in the southern Caucasus and Anatolia during the Bronze Age. Sci. Adv. 6, eabb0030.

Nykamp M., Becker F., Braun R., Pöllath N., Knitter D., Peters J., Schütt B. (2020) Sediment cascades and the entangled relationship between human impact and natural dynamics at  the pre-pottery Neolithic site of Göbekli Tepe, Anatolia. Earth Surface Processes And Landforms. DOI: 10.1002/esp.5035

Peters J. (2020) The allochthonous fauna of Tuna el-Gebel and its cultural implications. In: Flossmann-Schütze M. C., Hoffmann F., Schütze A. (Hrsg.) Tuna el-Gebel – Eine ferne Welt. Tuna el-Gebel 8, Vaterstetten: Patrick Brose, pp. 253-267.

Steidl B., Trixl S., Peters J. (2020) Zähes Beharren in Raetien. Archäologie in Deutschland 2020/1, pp. 30-32.

Taher SB, Rummel Ph von, Ritter S, …, Peters J, Reichmuth S, Trixl S (2020) Henchir Bourgou (Djerba), Tunesien. Die Arbeiten der Jahre 2017 bis 2019. In: DAI e-Forschungsberichte 1, pp 97-108.

Toncala A, Trautmann B, Velte M, Kropf E, McGlynn G, Peters J, Harbeck M (2020). On the premises of mixing models to define local bioavailable 87Sr/86Sr ranges in archaeological contexts, Science of The Total Environment 745, 140902,

Trixl S, Tahar SB, Ritter S, Peters J (2020). Wool sheep and purple snails—Long-term continuity of animal exploitation in ancient Meninx (Jerba/Tunisia). International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. July 2020,

Wang MS, Thakur M, Peng MS, Jiang Y, Frantz LAF, Li M, Zhang JJ, Wang S, Peters J, … Zhang YP (2020) 863 genomes reveal the origin and domestication of chicken. Cell Res. 30(8): 693-701. doi: 10.1038/s41422-020-0349-y. Epub 2020 Jun 25. Erratum in: Cell Res. 2020 Jul 20; PMID: 32581344; PMCID: PMC7395088.

Keller M., Spyroua M. A., Scheib C. L., Neumann G. U., Kröpelin A.,, Haas-Gebhard B., Päffgen B., Haberstroh J., Ribera i Lacombai A., Raynaud C.,Cessford c., Durand R., Stadler P., Nägele K., Bates J. S., Trautmann B., Inskip S. A., Peters J., Robb J. E., Kivisild T., Castex D., McCormick M., Bosa K. I., Harbeck M., Herbig A., Krause J. (2019) Ancient Yersinia pestis genomes from across Western Europe reveal early diversification during the First Pandemic (541-750). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, online first: doi/10.1073/pnas.1820447116 

Clare L., Dietrich O., Gresky J., Notroff J., Peters J., Pöllath N. (2019) Ritual practices and conflict mitigation at Early Neolithic Körtik Tepe and Göbekli Tepe, Upper Mesopotamia: A mimetic theoretical approach. In: Hodder I. (ed.), Violence and the Sacred in the Ancient Near East. Girardian Conversations at Çatalhöyük, pp. 96-128. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/9781108567626.006.

Peters J., Schmidt K., Dietrich O., Pöllath N. (2019) Göbekli Tepe: Agriculture and domestication. In: C. Smith (ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology 5. 2nd updated edition. New York: Springer.

Pöllath N., Schafberg R., Peters J. (2019) Astragalar morphology: Approaching the cultural trajectories of wild and domestic sheep applying Geometric Morphometrics. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 23: 810-821.

Neuberger F. M., Pöllath N., Peters J. (2019) Diet of wild versus culturally controlled caprines in early Neolithic Anatolia beased on stable carbon isotope analysis of bone apatite. In: Peters J., McGlynn G., Goebel V. (Eds.) Animals: Cultural Identifiers in Ancient Societies? Documenta Archaeobiologiae 15, 251-260. Rahden/Westf.: M. Leidorf.

Veeramah K. R., Rott A., Groß M., van Dorp L., López S., Kirsanow K., Sell C., Blöcher J., Wegmann D., Link V., Homanová Z., Peters J., Trautmann B., Gairhos A., Haberstroh J., Päffen B., Hellenthal G., Haas-Gebhard B., Harbeck M., Burger J. (2018) Population genomic analysis of elongated skulls reveals extensive female-biased immigration in Early Medieval Bavaria, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, online first:

Trixl S., Peters J. (2018) 1888 to 2018 – 130 years of provincial Roman archaeozoology in Cambodunum/Kempten. Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, Serie A 120: 305–319.

Pöllath N., Alibert P., Schafberg R., Peters J. (2018) Striking new paths – Distinguishing ancient Ovis orientalis from its modern domestic descendant (Karakul breed) applying Geometric and traditional Morphometric approaches to the astragalus. In: C. Çakırlar, J. Chahoud, R. Berthon, S. Pilaar Birch (Hrsg.), Archaeozoology of the Near East XII. Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium of the ICAZ Archaeozoology of Southwest Asia and Adjacent Areas Working Group, Groningen Institute of Archaeology, June 14-15 2015, University of Groningen, the Netherlands: 207-226. Groningen: Barkhuis.

Pöllath N., Dietrich O., Notroff J., Clare L., Dietrich L., Köksal-Schmidt Ç., Schmidt K., Peters J. (2018) Almost a chest hit: An aurochs humerus with hunting lesion from Göbekli Tepe, south-eastern Turkey, and its implications. Quaternary International 495: 30-48.

Peters J., Neuberger F., Wiechmann I., Zimmermann M., Balasse M., Pöllath N. (2018) Shaping the sheep: Human management and decision-making at Aşıklı Höyük, Central Anatolia. In: M. Özbaşaran, G. Duru, M. Stiner (eds.), The early settlement at Aşıklı Höyük. Essays in Honor of Ufuk Esin: 325-344. Istanbul: Ege Yayınları.

Zimmermann M., Pöllath N., Özbaşaran M., Peters J. (2018) Joint health in free-ranging and confined small bovids – Implications for early stage caprine management. Journal of Archaeological Science 92: 13-27.

Rott A., Turner N., Scholz U., von Heyking K., Immler F., Peters J., Haberstroh J., Harbeck M. (2017) Early medieval stone-lined graves in Southern Germany: analysis of emerging noble class. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 162 (4): 794-809.

Trixl S., Steidl B., Peters J. (2017) Archaeology and Zooarchaeology of the Late Iron Age-Roman Transition in the Province of Raetia (100 BC–100 AD). European Journal of Archaeology 20 (3): 431–450.

Peters J., Gschwind M., Neuberger F., Steidl B., Trixl S. (2017) Early Roman transfer of animals across the Alps: Setting the stage for interpreting the results of isotope fingerprinting. In: Grupe G., Grigat A., McGlynn G. (eds): Across the Alps in Prehistory. Isotopic Mapping of the Brenner Passage by Bioarchaeology: 49–79. Cham: Springer.

Ottoni C., Van Neer W., De Cupere B., Peters J. et al. (2017) The palaeogenetics of cat dispersal in the ancient world. Nature. Ecology & Evolution 1: 0139. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-017-0139.

Mohandesan E., Speller C. F., Peters J., Uerpmann H.-P., Uerpmann M., De Cupere B. Hofreiter M., Burger P. A. (2017) Combined hybridization capture and shotgun sequencing for ancient DNA analysis of extinct wild and domestic dromedary camel. Molecular Ecology Resources 17: 300-313.

Loog L., Thomas M. G., Barnett R., Allen R., Sykes N., Paxinos P. D., Lebrasseur O., Dobney K., Peters J., Manica A., Larson g., Eriksson A. (2017) Inferring Allele Frequency Trajectories from Ancient DNA Indicates That Selection on a Chicken Gene Coincided with Changes in Medieval Husbandry Practices, Molecular Biology and Evolution 34 (8): 1981–1990,

Bennett E. A., Champlot S., Peters J., Arbuckle B. S., Guimaraes S., Pruvost M., et al. (2017) Taming the late Quaternary phylogeography of the Eurasiatic wild ass through ancient and modern DNA. Plos One 12(4): e0174216.

Charruau P., Fernandes C., Orozco-terWengel P., Peters J., Hunter L., Ziaie H., Jourabchian A., Jowkar H., Schaller G., Ostrowski S., Vercammen P., Grange T., Schlötterer C., Kotze A., Geigl E.-M., Walzer C. & P. Burger, [2010(PDF)]. Phylogeography, genetic structure and population divergence time of cheetahs in Africa and Asia: evidence for long-term geographic isolates. Molecular Ecology 2010, doi 10.1111/j 1365-294X.2010.04986x.

Connolly J., Colledge S., Dobney K., Vigne J.-D., Peters J., Stopp B., Manning K., Shennan S., [2010(PDF)]. Meta-analysis of zooarchaeological data from SW Asia and SE Europe provides insight into the origins and spread of animal husbandry. J. Arch. Sc. 2010, doi 10.1016/j.jas2010.10.008.

Kimura B., Marshall, F. B., Chen S., Rosenbom S., Moehlman P. D., Tuross N., C. Sabin R. C., Peters J., Barich B., Yohannes H., Kebede F., Teclai R., Beja-Pereira A. & C. J. Mulligan, 2010. Ancient DNA from Nubian and Somali wild ass provides insights into donkey ancestry and domestication. Proc. R. Soc. B 2010. (online: DOI:10.1098/rspb.2010.0708). [PDF]

Kinne J., Wani N. A., Wernery U., Peters J. & C. Knospe, [2010(PDF)]. Is there a Two-Humped Stage in the Embryonic Development of the Dromedary? Anat. Histol. Embryol. 39, 479–480. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0264.2010.01011.x

Doppler S., Vohberger M., Grupe G., Heinrich D., Peters J. & C. von Carnap-Bornheim, 2009. Siedlungskontinuität, Wirtschaftswandel und Paläoökologie: Vorläufige Ergebnisse von Isotopenanalysen an Tierknochenfunden aus dem Wikingzeitlichen Haithabu und dem mittelalterlichen Schleswig. Beiträge z. Archäozool. u. Prähis. Anthrop. 7, 151-164. [PDF]

Grupe G., Heinrich D. & Peters J., 2009. A brackish water aquatic foodweb: trophic levels and salinity gradients in the Schlei fjord, Northern Germany, in Viking and medieval times. J.Arch. Sc. 36 (10), 2125-2144. [PDF]

Peters J., Dieckmann U. & R. Vogelsang, 2009. Loosing the spoor: Hai||om animal exploitation in the Etosha region. In: G. Grupe, G. McGlynn & J. Peters (Eds.), Tracking down the past: Ethnohistory meets archaeozoolog. Documenta Archaeobiologiae 7, 103-185. Rahden/Westf.: M. Leidorf. [PDF]

Berger T., Peters J. & G. Grupe, 2008. Life History of a Mule (c. 160 AD) from the Roman Fort Biriciana/ Weißenburg (Upper Bavaria) as Revealed by Serial Stable Isotope Analysis of Dental Tissues. Int. J. Osteoarch. 20 (2), 158-171.

Rossel S., Marshall F., Peters J., Pilgram T., Adams M. D. & O’Connor D., 2008. Domestication of the donkey: Timing, processes, and indicators. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 105 (10), 3715-3720. []. [PDF]

Jousse H., Obermaier H., Raibault M. & Peters J., 2008. Late Holocene Economic Specialisation Through Aquatic Resource Exploitation at Kobadi in the Méma, Mali. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 18, 549-572. [PDF]

Asam T., Grupe G & Peters J., 2006. Menschliche Subsistenzstrategien im Neolithikum: Eine Isotopenanalyse bayerischer Skelettfunde. Anthropologischer Anzeiger 64, 1-23.

Berthold J., Helle G., Kitagawa C., Peters J. & Strauch F., 2006. Nordsee oder Mittelmeer? Römische Austern und andere Speiseabfälle einer gehobenen Küche aus den Thermengrabungen in der Colonia Ulpia Traiana. Xantener Berichte 14, 265-302.

Bösl C., Grupe G. & Peters J., 2006. A Late Neolithic vertebrate food web Based on Stable Isotope Analyses. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 16, 296-315. [PDF]

von den Driesch A., Kessler D., Steinmann F., Berteaux V. & Peters J., 2006. Mummified, Defied and Buried at Hermopolis Magna – The Sacred Birds from Tuna el-Gebel, Middle Egypt. Ägypten und die Levante 15, 203-244.

Lösch S., Grupe G. & Peters J., 2006. Stable Isotopes and dietary adaptations in humans and animals at Pre-Pottery Neolithic Nevalı Çori, SE-Anatolia. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 131, 181-193. [PDF]

Kuehn R., Ludt C., Manhart H., Peters J., Neumair E. & Rottmann O., 2005. Close genetic relationship of early Neolithic cattle from Ziegelberg (Freising, Germany) with modern breeds. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics 122 (Suppl. 1), 36-44. [PDF]

Peters J., 2005. Ein Hundeleben in der Antike. Antike Welt 5, 8-16.

Pöllath N. & Peters J., 2005. On the possible use of the LSI scaling technique for stature analysis in cattle. Revue de Paléobiologie, No. spécial 10, 225-235.

Weidenhöfer V., Heide M. & Peters J., 2005. Zur Frage der Kontinuität des hippiatrischen Erbes der Antike: Die Behandlung von Erkrankungen des Bewegungsapparates im Kitab al-furusiya wa-l-baytara von Muhammad ibn Ya’qub ibn ahi Hizam al-Huttuli. Sudhoffs Archiv 89, 58-95.

Borić D., Grupe G., Peters J. & Mikić Z., 2004. Is the Mesolithic-Neolithic subsistence dichotomy real? New stable isotope evidence from the Danube Gorges. European Journal of Archaeology 7, 221-248.

Peters J., 2004. Supra-Regional Understanding of Near Eastern Neolithization. An Archaeozoological Perspective. Neo-Lithics 1, 43-45.

Peters J. & Schmidt K., 2004. Animals in the symbolic world of Pre-Pottery Neolithic Göbekli Tepe, southeastern Turkey: a preliminary assessment. Anthropozoologica 39, 179-218.

von den Driesch A. & Peters J., 2002. Frühe Pferde- und Maultierskelette aus Auaris (Tell el-Dab’a), östliches Nildelta. Ägypten und die Levante 11, 301-311.

Peters J. & von den Driesch A., 2002. Archäozoologisch-kulturhistorische Auswertung frühgeschichtlicher Krokodilknochen aus Al-Ma’abda (Mittelägypten). Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 50, 211-219.

Pachur H.-J. & Peters J., 2001. The position of the Murzuq Sand Sea in the palaeodrainage system of the eastern Sahara. Palaeoecology of Africa 27, 259-290.

von den Driesch A. & Peters J., 2000. Zoologische Untersuchungen. Beitrag zu G. Dreyer et al., Umm el-Qaab. Nachuntersuchungen im frühzeitlichen Königsfriedhof. 11./12. Vorbericht. Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Abteilung Kairo 56, 86-89.

Stolle A., Peters J. & Sperner B., 2000. 100 Jahre Fleischbeschaugesetz. Von Ostertag’scher Fleischbeschau zu europäischen Kontrollsystemen. Deutsches Tierärzteblatt 8: 796-799.

Stolle A., Peters J. & Sperner B., 2000. Vor dem Genuß steht die Kontrolle. Von Ostertag’scher Fleischbeschau zu europäischen Kontrollsystemen – 100 Jahre Fleischbeschaugesetz. Fleischwirtschaft 8, 22-24 und 9, 26-28.