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An assessment of the use of human samples in ancient DNA studies

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This thesis addresses gaps that exist in the theory and knowledge of ancient DNA (aDNA). Much of the underlying basis of the field has been neglected in the excitement that followed the first aDNA studies. Therefore the results of many studies have been based on untested assumptions about the nature of post mortem DNA damage, sample preservation, contamination, and the efficacy of sample decontamination techniques. The validity of such results is questionable if the assumptions pr...

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University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
Research group:
Ancient Biomolecules Center
Oxford college:
New College
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MPLS
Department:
Statistics
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MPLS
Department:
Statistics
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MPLS
Department:
Statistics
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Gilbert, M
Publication date:
2003
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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2014-08-22

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