Bridging the European and Anatolian Neolithic
Bridging the European
and Anatolian Neolithic
Demography, migration, and lifestyle
at the advent of civilisation

Dan Bradley

Orienting Y-chrmosome lineages in space and time

Dan Bradley is a graduate of Genetics in Cambridge and Trinity College Dublin. For almost 20 years he has had an interest in both human and domestic animal genetic variation, particularly using this to make inferences of archaeological importance. A strong interest has been the nature and influence of animal domestication. He has written or co-authored over 110 publications including almost one item in a premier journal (i.e. 12 in Science, PNAS or a Nature publication; 1994-2008) per year since becoming a PI. These have elicited over 3000 citations in total; currently >400 p.a. (h-index of 34). Broader impact is evident from commentary on at least ten papers in the international press (e.g. variously in the New York Times, Herald Tribune, Science, New Scientist, Le Monde, BBC World Service, and PBS) and in many popular and academic books (e.g. Guns, Germs and Steel, by Jared Diamond).

Selected Publications


Murray C, Huerta-Sanchez E, Casey F, Bradley DG. 2010. Cattle demographic history modeled from autosomal sequence variation. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 365(1552):2531–9.

Moore LT, McEvoy B, Cape E, Simms K, Bradley DG. 2006. A y-chromosome signature of hegemony in gaelic Ireland. American Journal of Human Genetics 78(2):334–8.

McEvoy B, Richards M, Forster P, Bradley DG. 2004. The Longue Duree of genetic ancestry: multiple genetic marker systems and Celtic origins on the Atlantic facade of Europe. American Journal of Human Genetics 75(4):693–702.

Supervised projects

Smurfit Institute of Genetics
Trinity College
Trinity College Dublin