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By Elizabeth Matisoo-Smith,K. Ann Horsburgh

the power to exploit DNA proof is revolutionizing our figuring out of the prior. This ebook introduces archaeologists to the fundamentals of DNA examine to allow them to comprehend the powers and pitfalls of utilizing DNA info in archaeological research and interpretation. by way of targeting the rules and functions of DNA particular to archaeology, the authors let archaeologists to assemble DNA samples adequately and interpret the laboratory effects with higher self belief. Written by way of archaeologists who behavior fieldwork in addition to laboratory research, the quantity is replete with case examples of DNA paintings in numerous archaeological contexts and is a perfect instructing software for archaeologists and their students.

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