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Ancient DNA Research on Wetland Archaeological Evidence

Schlumbaum, Angela and Edwards, Ceiridwen J. (2012) Ancient DNA Research on Wetland Archaeological Evidence. In: The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology. Oxford Handbooks in Archaeology . Oxford University Press, pp. 569-583. ISBN 978-0-19-957349-3

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This chapter begins by defining ancient DNA and providing a brief history of ancient DNA and its potential for archaeology, followed by discussions of the technological aspects of ancient DNA; ancient DNA methodology; and state of the art, advantages, and disadvantages of wetland/wet sites. Ancient DNA retrieval from waterlogged material remains poorly understood. In many cases, DNA is unfortunately completely destroyed. However, given the rapid evolution of technology, both of instrumentation and development of techniques (e.g., new methods to reduce inhibition), improved results from waterlogged material are expected in the future.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Schools: School of Applied Sciences
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Depositing User: Elizabeth Boulton
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2015 09:55
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2015 09:55


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