Archaeogenetics and human evolution: the ontogeny of a biological discipline

Published on Nov 29, 2019in World Archaeology
路 DOI :10.1080/00438243.2019.1683466
Craig D. Millar26
Estimated H-index: 26
(University of Auckland),
David M. Lambert39
Estimated H-index: 39
(Griffith University)
ABSTRACTGenomics and ancient DNA methods have revolutionized many areas of biology, including human evolution. Recently we have seen significant advances in archaeogenetics including the use of lar...
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