Specialized sledge dogs accompanied Inuit dispersal across the North American Arctic

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Specialized sledge dogs accompanied Inuit dispersal across the North American Arctic. / Ameen, Carly; Feuerborn, Tatiana R; Brown, Sarah K; Linderholm, Anna; Hulme-Beaman, Ardern; Lebrasseur, Ophélie; Sinding, Mikkel-Holger S; Lounsberry, Zachary T; Lin, Audrey T; Appelt, Martin; Bachmann, Lutz; Betts, Matthew; Britton, Kate; Darwent, John; Dietz, Rune; Fredholm, Merete; Gopalakrishnan, Shyam; Goriunova, Olga I; Grønnow, Bjarne; Haile, James; Hallsson, Jón Hallsteinn; Harrison, Ramona; Heide-Jørgensen, Mads Peter; Knecht, Rick; Losey, Robert J; Masson-MacLean, Edouard; McGovern, Thomas H; McManus-Fry, Ellen; Meldgaard, Morten; Midtdal, Åslaug; Moss, Madonna L; Nikitin, Iurii G; Nomokonova, Tatiana; Pálsdóttir, Albína Hulda; Perri, Angela; Popov, Aleksandr N; Rankin, Lisa; Reuther, Joshua D; Sablin, Mikhail; Schmidt, Anne Lisbeth; Shirar, Scott; Smiarowski, Konrad; Sonne, Christian; Stiner, Mary C; Vasyukov, Mitya; West, Catherine F; Ween, Gro Birgit; Wennerberg, Sanne Eline; Wiig, Øystein; Woollett, James; Dalén, Love; Hansen, Anders J; P Gilbert, M Thomas; Sacks, Benjamin N; Frantz, Laurent; Larson, Greger; Dobney, Keith; Darwent, Christyann M; Evin, Allowen.

In: Proceedings. Biological sciences, Vol. 286, No. 1916, 2019, p. 20191929.

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Ameen, C, Feuerborn, TR, Brown, SK, Linderholm, A, Hulme-Beaman, A, Lebrasseur, O, Sinding, M-HS, Lounsberry, ZT, Lin, AT, Appelt, M, Bachmann, L, Betts, M, Britton, K, Darwent, J, Dietz, R, Fredholm, M, Gopalakrishnan, S, Goriunova, OI, Grønnow, B, Haile, J, Hallsson, JH, Harrison, R, Heide-Jørgensen, MP, Knecht, R, Losey, RJ, Masson-MacLean, E, McGovern, TH, McManus-Fry, E, Meldgaard, M, Midtdal, Å, Moss, ML, Nikitin, IG, Nomokonova, T, Pálsdóttir, AH, Perri, A, Popov, AN, Rankin, L, Reuther, JD, Sablin, M, Schmidt, AL, Shirar, S, Smiarowski, K, Sonne, C, Stiner, MC, Vasyukov, M, West, CF, Ween, GB, Wennerberg, SE, Wiig, Ø, Woollett, J, Dalén, L, Hansen, AJ, P Gilbert, MT, Sacks, BN, Frantz, L, Larson, G, Dobney, K, Darwent, CM & Evin, A 2019, 'Specialized sledge dogs accompanied Inuit dispersal across the North American Arctic', Proceedings. Biological sciences, vol. 286, no. 1916, pp. 20191929. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2019.1929

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Ameen, C., Feuerborn, T. R., Brown, S. K., Linderholm, A., Hulme-Beaman, A., Lebrasseur, O., ... Evin, A. (2019). Specialized sledge dogs accompanied Inuit dispersal across the North American Arctic. Proceedings. Biological sciences, 286(1916), 20191929. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2019.1929

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Ameen C, Feuerborn TR, Brown SK, Linderholm A, Hulme-Beaman A, Lebrasseur O et al. Specialized sledge dogs accompanied Inuit dispersal across the North American Arctic. Proceedings. Biological sciences. 2019;286(1916):20191929. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2019.1929

Author

Ameen, Carly ; Feuerborn, Tatiana R ; Brown, Sarah K ; Linderholm, Anna ; Hulme-Beaman, Ardern ; Lebrasseur, Ophélie ; Sinding, Mikkel-Holger S ; Lounsberry, Zachary T ; Lin, Audrey T ; Appelt, Martin ; Bachmann, Lutz ; Betts, Matthew ; Britton, Kate ; Darwent, John ; Dietz, Rune ; Fredholm, Merete ; Gopalakrishnan, Shyam ; Goriunova, Olga I ; Grønnow, Bjarne ; Haile, James ; Hallsson, Jón Hallsteinn ; Harrison, Ramona ; Heide-Jørgensen, Mads Peter ; Knecht, Rick ; Losey, Robert J ; Masson-MacLean, Edouard ; McGovern, Thomas H ; McManus-Fry, Ellen ; Meldgaard, Morten ; Midtdal, Åslaug ; Moss, Madonna L ; Nikitin, Iurii G ; Nomokonova, Tatiana ; Pálsdóttir, Albína Hulda ; Perri, Angela ; Popov, Aleksandr N ; Rankin, Lisa ; Reuther, Joshua D ; Sablin, Mikhail ; Schmidt, Anne Lisbeth ; Shirar, Scott ; Smiarowski, Konrad ; Sonne, Christian ; Stiner, Mary C ; Vasyukov, Mitya ; West, Catherine F ; Ween, Gro Birgit ; Wennerberg, Sanne Eline ; Wiig, Øystein ; Woollett, James ; Dalén, Love ; Hansen, Anders J ; P Gilbert, M Thomas ; Sacks, Benjamin N ; Frantz, Laurent ; Larson, Greger ; Dobney, Keith ; Darwent, Christyann M ; Evin, Allowen. / Specialized sledge dogs accompanied Inuit dispersal across the North American Arctic. In: Proceedings. Biological sciences. 2019 ; Vol. 286, No. 1916. pp. 20191929.

Bibtex

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title = "Specialized sledge dogs accompanied Inuit dispersal across the North American Arctic",
abstract = "Domestic dogs have been central to life in the North American Arctic for millennia. The ancestors of the Inuit were the first to introduce the widespread usage of dog sledge transportation technology to the Americas, but whether the Inuit adopted local Palaeo-Inuit dogs or introduced a new dog population to the region remains unknown. To test these hypotheses, we generated mitochondrial DNA and geometric morphometric data of skull and dental elements from a total of 922 North American Arctic dogs and wolves spanning over 4500 years. Our analyses revealed that dogs from Inuit sites dating from 2000 BP possess morphological and genetic signatures that distinguish them from earlier Palaeo-Inuit dogs, and identified a novel mitochondrial clade in eastern Siberia and Alaska. The genetic legacy of these Inuit dogs survives today in modern Arctic sledge dogs despite phenotypic differences between archaeological and modern Arctic dogs. Together, our data reveal that Inuit dogs derive from a secondary pre-contact migration of dogs distinct from Palaeo-Inuit dogs, and probably aided the Inuit expansion across the North American Arctic beginning around 1000 BP.",
author = "Carly Ameen and Feuerborn, {Tatiana R} and Brown, {Sarah K} and Anna Linderholm and Ardern Hulme-Beaman and Oph{\'e}lie Lebrasseur and Sinding, {Mikkel-Holger S} and Lounsberry, {Zachary T} and Lin, {Audrey T} and Martin Appelt and Lutz Bachmann and Matthew Betts and Kate Britton and John Darwent and Rune Dietz and Merete Fredholm and Shyam Gopalakrishnan and Goriunova, {Olga I} and Bjarne Gr{\o}nnow and James Haile and Hallsson, {J{\'o}n Hallsteinn} and Ramona Harrison and Heide-J{\o}rgensen, {Mads Peter} and Rick Knecht and Losey, {Robert J} and Edouard Masson-MacLean and McGovern, {Thomas H} and Ellen McManus-Fry and Morten Meldgaard and {\AA}slaug Midtdal and Moss, {Madonna L} and Nikitin, {Iurii G} and Tatiana Nomokonova and P{\'a}lsd{\'o}ttir, {Alb{\'i}na Hulda} and Angela Perri and Popov, {Aleksandr N} and Lisa Rankin and Reuther, {Joshua D} and Mikhail Sablin and Schmidt, {Anne Lisbeth} and Scott Shirar and Konrad Smiarowski and Christian Sonne and Stiner, {Mary C} and Mitya Vasyukov and West, {Catherine F} and Ween, {Gro Birgit} and Wennerberg, {Sanne Eline} and {\O}ystein Wiig and James Woollett and Love Dal{\'e}n and Hansen, {Anders J} and {P Gilbert}, {M Thomas} and Sacks, {Benjamin N} and Laurent Frantz and Greger Larson and Keith Dobney and Darwent, {Christyann M} and Allowen Evin",
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AU - Ameen, Carly

AU - Feuerborn, Tatiana R

AU - Brown, Sarah K

AU - Linderholm, Anna

AU - Hulme-Beaman, Ardern

AU - Lebrasseur, Ophélie

AU - Sinding, Mikkel-Holger S

AU - Lounsberry, Zachary T

AU - Lin, Audrey T

AU - Appelt, Martin

AU - Bachmann, Lutz

AU - Betts, Matthew

AU - Britton, Kate

AU - Darwent, John

AU - Dietz, Rune

AU - Fredholm, Merete

AU - Gopalakrishnan, Shyam

AU - Goriunova, Olga I

AU - Grønnow, Bjarne

AU - Haile, James

AU - Hallsson, Jón Hallsteinn

AU - Harrison, Ramona

AU - Heide-Jørgensen, Mads Peter

AU - Knecht, Rick

AU - Losey, Robert J

AU - Masson-MacLean, Edouard

AU - McGovern, Thomas H

AU - McManus-Fry, Ellen

AU - Meldgaard, Morten

AU - Midtdal, Åslaug

AU - Moss, Madonna L

AU - Nikitin, Iurii G

AU - Nomokonova, Tatiana

AU - Pálsdóttir, Albína Hulda

AU - Perri, Angela

AU - Popov, Aleksandr N

AU - Rankin, Lisa

AU - Reuther, Joshua D

AU - Sablin, Mikhail

AU - Schmidt, Anne Lisbeth

AU - Shirar, Scott

AU - Smiarowski, Konrad

AU - Sonne, Christian

AU - Stiner, Mary C

AU - Vasyukov, Mitya

AU - West, Catherine F

AU - Ween, Gro Birgit

AU - Wennerberg, Sanne Eline

AU - Wiig, Øystein

AU - Woollett, James

AU - Dalén, Love

AU - Hansen, Anders J

AU - P Gilbert, M Thomas

AU - Sacks, Benjamin N

AU - Frantz, Laurent

AU - Larson, Greger

AU - Dobney, Keith

AU - Darwent, Christyann M

AU - Evin, Allowen

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N2 - Domestic dogs have been central to life in the North American Arctic for millennia. The ancestors of the Inuit were the first to introduce the widespread usage of dog sledge transportation technology to the Americas, but whether the Inuit adopted local Palaeo-Inuit dogs or introduced a new dog population to the region remains unknown. To test these hypotheses, we generated mitochondrial DNA and geometric morphometric data of skull and dental elements from a total of 922 North American Arctic dogs and wolves spanning over 4500 years. Our analyses revealed that dogs from Inuit sites dating from 2000 BP possess morphological and genetic signatures that distinguish them from earlier Palaeo-Inuit dogs, and identified a novel mitochondrial clade in eastern Siberia and Alaska. The genetic legacy of these Inuit dogs survives today in modern Arctic sledge dogs despite phenotypic differences between archaeological and modern Arctic dogs. Together, our data reveal that Inuit dogs derive from a secondary pre-contact migration of dogs distinct from Palaeo-Inuit dogs, and probably aided the Inuit expansion across the North American Arctic beginning around 1000 BP.

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