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Topics in Biological Anthropology Ancient Biomolecules and Bioarchaeological Chemistry

This course will focus on the degradation, preservation and recovery of organic molecules from the archaeological and paleontological record. We will look in depth at the preservation and recovery of DNA (evolutionary based studies), proteins (for stable isotope work) and other trace organics from various remains and their use in resolving major questions about the past, including our origins, evolution, migrations, diet and sex.

ANTHROP 747

Topics in Biological Anthropology Ancient Biomolecules and Bioarchaeological Chemistry

Unit(s): 6.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Winter, Fall Offered?: No

This course will focus on the degradation, preservation and recovery of organic molecules from the archaeological and paleontological record. We will look in depth at the preservation and recovery of DNA (evolutionary based studies), proteins (for stable isotope work) and other trace organics from various remains and their use in resolving major questions about the past, including our origins, evolution, migrations, diet and sex.