Ancient DNA in Greece: problems and prospects

Martin Evison

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)673-678
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2001


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