• Susanne Hummel


The collection of protocols that is presented in this chapter does not, and is not intended to, represent a complete summary of all protocols available in the ancient DNA literature (also cf. section 3.1). Obviously, as with all protocols, there can be no guarantee that any protocol presented here describes the optimal way to perform a certain task. Nonetheless, because of the extensive experience of our laboratory with ancient DNA analysis, I am confident that all of them are consistent and reliable. Primarily, this is thanks to the many graduate and Ph.D. students, the post-doctoral scientists and all the guests who have carried out research work in our laboratory, all of them putting a great deal of effort into optimizing the procedures, primers and protocols in order to improve aDNA analysis.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susanne Hummel
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  1. 1.Historische Anthropologie und Humanökologie, Institut für Zoologie und AnthropologieGeorg August Universität GöttingenGöttingenGermany

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