Dr Jacobo Weinstock
University of Southampton
Jacobo Weinstock is director of the Laboratory for Zooarchaeological Research (LAZOR). His main interests are the palaeobiology of Pleistocene mammal species, the megafaunal extinctions at the end of this period, the biology of body size and sexual dimorphism, and Palaeolithic hunting strategies. His current work is in the field of ancient DNA analysis, where he has carried out work with Pleistocene horses and bears.
He has also carried out investigations on the relationship between the body size of reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) and environmental variables as well as the palaeobiology of cave bear (Ursus spelaeus ). While his main interest is in the Pleistocene period, he is also engaged in the study of faunas of much more recent periods (Neolithic, Roman, and Medieval), both in Britain and abroad.
Publications from e–Prints Soton
|Weinstock, J. (2009) Epiphyseal fusion in brown bears: a population study of grizzlies (Ursus arctos horribilis) from Montana and Wyoming. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 19, (3), 416-423. (doi:10.1002/oa.980)|
|Knapp, Michael, Rohland, Nadin, Weinstock, Jacobo, Baryshnikov, Gennady, Sher, Andrei, Nagel, Doris, Rabeder, Gernot, Pinhasi, Ron, Schmidt, Heiko and Hofreiter, Michael (2009) First DNA sequences from Asian cave bear fossils reveal deep divergences and complex phylogeographic patterns. Molecular Ecology, 18, (6), 1225-1238. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04088.x)|
|Weinstock, Jaco, Shapiro, Beth, Prieto, Alfredo, Marin, Juan Carlos, Gonzalez, Benito A., Gilbert, M. Thomas P. and Willerslev, Eske (2009) The Late Pleistocene distribution of vicuñas (Vicugna vicugna) and the "extinction" of the gracile llama ("Lama gracilis"): New molecular data. Quaternary Science Reviews, 28, 1369-1373. (doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2009.03.008)|
|Weinstock, Jaco, Willerslev, Eske, Sher, Andrei, Tong, Wenfei, Ho, Simon Y.W., Rubenstein, Dan, Storer, John, Burns, James, Martin, Larry, Bravi, Claudio, Prieto, Alfredo, Froese, Duane, Scott, Eric, Xulong, Lai and Cooper, Alan (2005) Evolution, systematics and phylogeography of pleistocene horses in the new world: a molecular perspective. PLoS Biology, 3, (8), 0001-0007. (doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0030241)|
|Weinstock, J. (2005) Environment, body size, and sexual dimorphism in Late Glacial reindeer. In, Ruscillo, Deborah (ed.) Recent advances in ageing and sexing animal bones. 9th International Council for Archaeozoology (ICAZ) Conference Oxford, UK, Oxbow Books, 246-252.|
|Matheus, Paul, Burns, James, Weinstock, Jaco and Hofreiter, Michael (2004) Pleistocene brown bears in the mid-continent of North America. Science, 306, (5699), 1150-1150. (doi:10.1126/science.1101495)|
|Weinstock, Jaco (2002) Reindeer Hunting in the Upper Palaeolithic: Sex Ratios as a Reflection of Different Procurement Strategies. Journal of Archaeological Science, 29, (4), 365-377. (doi:10.1006/jasc.2002.0716)|