Museology: modern technologies in service of history Part 1: Ancient DNA - the history of discoveries, new perspectives, and problems

Dominika Pluta,

Ewa Janiszewska,

Małgorzata Bonar,

Aneta Alama,

Tadeusz Dobosz

Abstrakt

For centuries, humankind has been fascinated by the possibilities of exploring the past. People search for answers to significant questions regarding evolution, the origin of species and pathogens, and so on. Using advanced methods, museum institutions have created an opportunity to study major specimens from the past, bringing us closer to understanding these fundamental issues. Until the 1980s, studying objects from museums’ collections, concerning human, plant or animal evolutionary development, were conducted using methods based on anatomical or morphological findings. However, the results were often inaccurate and of solely theoretical value. The use of genetic methods including DNA analysis of museum objects has brought new perspectives for historians, archaeologist, anthropologists, and zoologists.

Słowa kluczowe: DNA, aDNA, DNA isolation

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