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Archaeology and human genetics: lessons for both

  • Keri A. Brown (a1) and Mark Pluciennik (a2)

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New research fields and areas of scientific specialization often bring division and disciplinary divides. Here Brown & Pluciennik discuss the impact of genetic research on archaeology.

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