Genetic speciation of archaeological fish bones

Vojtech Hlinka (2003). Genetic speciation of archaeological fish bones PhD Thesis, School of Social Science, The University of Queensland.

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Author Vojtech Hlinka
Thesis Title Genetic speciation of archaeological fish bones
School, Centre or Institute School of Social Science
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2003
Thesis type PhD Thesis
Supervisor Dr. Tom Loy
Dr. Annie Ross
Total pages 309
Collection year 2003
Language eng
Subjects L
430207 Archaeological Science
750899 Heritage not elsewhere classified
Formatted abstract
In this thesis I develop, apply, and show how genetic methods of speciation can be used in the identification of archaeological fish bones. I assess the feasibility of applying genetic speciation methods with case studies from southeast Queensland sites and the Greek island of Youra. I have optimised methods and developed the utility and understanding of how such methods can be applied. Basic issues associated with genetic speciation of archaeological fish bones are investigated. I demonstrate that diagenesis and taphonomic issues play a major role in the successful application of genetic methods. I also show that there is a need to scrutinise sequence data at the analytical and interpretory level. Furthermore, I argue that there is a need for caution and understanding of site taphonomy and diagenesis before associating genetic results with specific samples.
Keyword Fish remains (Archaeology)
Fish -- Genetics

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