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The Molecule Hunt By Martin Jones

The Molecule Hunt
by Martin Jones

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Archaeologists are no longer searching for evidence of the human past, but they are looking for what they can find in the molecules of organic tissues, particularly ancient DNA. This work offers an overview of this science. Drawing on case studies, it shows how developments in the tracing and decoding of DNA molecules have transformed archaeology.
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The Molecule Hunt: How Archaeologists are Bringing the Past Back to Life by Martin Jones

Molecular archaeology is the most innovative field within contemporary archaeological science. Archaeologists are no longer searching for the most obvious, durable evidence of the human past, but in the last ten years have moved on to detecting something more fragile and less visible - they are looking for what they can find in the molecules of organic tissues, particularly ancient DNA. The "Molecule Hunt" offers an overview of this new science, drawing on case studies and showing how dramatic developments in the tracing and decoding of DNA molecules have transformed archaeology.

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About Martin Jones


Martin Jones is an environmental archaeologiest and the George Pitt-Rivers Professor of Archaeological Science at Cambridge University.

Table of Contents


A different kind of past; the quest for ancient DNA; our curious cousins; final traces of life; gaining control; ending the chase; great journeys; beyond DNA; friends and relations; enemies within; the hunt goes on.

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GOR001116557
The Molecule Hunt: How Archaeologists are Bringing the Past Back to Life by Martin Jones
Martin Jones
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2002-08-12
288
0140289763
9780140289763
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