Archaeological Genetics

Archaeological Genetics (Archaeogenetics)

Archaeogenetics is the study of ancient DNA using various molecular genetic methods and DNA resources. This form of genetic analysis can be applied to human specimens. Ancient DNA can be extracted from various fossilized specimens including bones, teeth and preserved tissues in human specimens. Archaeogenetics provides us with genetic evidence of ancient population group migrations, domestication events, and evolution. The ancient DNA cross referenced with the DNA of relative modern genetic populations allows researchers to run comparison studies that provide a more complete analysis when ancient DNA is compromised.