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

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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.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-247
Number of pages1
Issue number6245
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jul 2015