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Response to Comment on “Sedimentary DNA from a submerged site reveals wheat in the British Isles 8000 years ago”

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Science  17 Jul 2015:
Vol. 349, Issue 6245, pp. 247
DOI: 10.1126/science.aab2062

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Abstract

Bennett questions the rigor of the dating of our sample from which sedimentary ancient DNA was obtained and the reliability of the taxonomic identification of wheat. We present a further radiocarbon date from S308 that confirms the lateral consistency of the palaeosol age. The suggestion of taxonomic false positives in our data illustrates a misinterpretation of the phylogenetic intersection analysis.

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