The Molecule Hunt

The Molecule Hunt : How Archaeologists are Bringing the Past Back to Life

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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 more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 135 x 198 x 18mm | 220g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • index, bibliography
  • 0140289763
  • 9780140289763

About Martin Jones

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

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 more

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