Ancient DNA in Greece: problems and prospects

Evison, Martin (2001) Ancient DNA in Greece: problems and prospects. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 247 (3). pp. 673-678. ISSN 0236-5731

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1010631905241

Abstract

The promise associated with early “ancient DNA” results has not been translated into routine techniques of value to archaeologists. The reasons for this are partly technical - ancient DNA analysis is an extremely difficult technique - and partly practical - ancient DNA analysis is often an ‘after thought’ to an archaeological project. In this paper ancient human DNA analysis is briefly reviewed paying particular attention to specimens originating from Greek archaeological contexts. Problems commonly encountered during ancient DNA research are summarised and recommendations for future strategies in the application of ancient DNA in archaeology are proposed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F400 Forensic and Archaeological Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Martin Evison
Date Deposited: 08 May 2015 14:37
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2017 16:12
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/22336

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