Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Logan Kistler

Curator of Archaeobotany and Archaeogenomics
Department / Division
Research Interests

I use archaeology, ancient DNA, and genomics to study the domestication of plants and humans' relationships with the environment.

You can reach me at Kistler L at SI dot edu.

Have a look at our new paper on maize and check back soon!

Journal Article
Book Chapter
  • Wales, Nathan and Kistler, Logan. 2019. "Extraction of Ancient DNA from Plant Remains." In Ancient DNA: Methods and Protocols. Shapiro, Beth, Barlow, Axel, Heintzman, Peter D., Hofreiter, Michael, Pajimans, Johanna L. A., and Soares, Andre E. R., editors. 45–56. New York: Humana Press.
  • Kistler, Logan. 2018. "Paleoethnobotany and Ancient DNA Analysis." In The Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences. 1–5. American Cancer Society.
  • Fritz, G. J., Bruno, M. C., Langlie, B. S., Smith, Bruce D., and Kistler, Logan J. 2017. "Cultigen Chenopods in the Americas: A Hemispherical Perspective." In Social Perspectives from Environmental Archaeology: Food, Place, and People. Sayre, Matthew P. and Bruno, Maria C., editors. 55–75. New York: Springer.
  • Kistler, Logan J. 2012. "Ancient DNA Extraction from Plants." In Methods in Molecular Biology: Ancient DNA. Shapiro, B. and Hofreiter, M., editors. 71–79. New York: Humana Press.