The genetic speciation of archaeological fish bone: a feasibility study from southeast Queensland

Hlinka, Vojtech, Ulm, Sean, Loy, Tom, and Hall, Jay (2002) The genetic speciation of archaeological fish bone: a feasibility study from southeast Queensland. Queensland Archaeological Research, 13. pp. 71-78.

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Abstract

Current genetic methods enable highly specific identification of DNA from modern fish bone. The applicability of these methods to the identification of archaeological fish bone was investigated through a study of a sample from late Holocene southeast Queensland sites. The resultant overall success rate of 2% indicates that DNA analysis is, as yet, not feasible for identifying fish bone from any given site. Taphonomic issues influencing the potential of genetic identification methods are raised and discussed in light of this result.

Item ID: 18175
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
ISSN: 1839-339X
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2011 06:04
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210102 Archaeological Science @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 100%
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