Department of History and Archaeology
Ancient DNA extraction and amplification of human bone samples from the area of Delphi: a pilot case study
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The present work is a preliminary effort, an experiment on the extraction of ancient DNA from human remains from a proto-Byzantine context in the area of Delphi. The first results are encouraging; however, the interpretation of such analyses needs to be very careful. DNA and other scientific methods have to take into consideration all historical and socio-economic characteristics of a past society before the proposal, for example, of the existence or migration of specific ethnic groups in an area. The theoretical and methodological thinking of Archaeology in the last decades suggest that all scientific analyses have to evaluate the specific context and the complex nature of human existence before the application of any general-based model.
Proceedings of the 4th Symposium of the Hellenic Society for Archaeometry edited by Y. Fakorellis - N. Zacharias - K. Polikreti
DNA, Μοριακή Αρχαιολογία, Οστεοαρχαιολογία, Πρωτοβυζαντινή περίοδος, Δελφοί
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