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Erika Hagelberg

Erika Hagelberg is a professor of evolutionary biology at the University of Oslo.

Adam, Eve and genetics

Erika Hagelberg, 20 November 2003

Until recently, the study of human prehistory relied on the material collected by archaeologists and palaeontologists. Bones, stones and pottery are not the only evidence now available to prehistorians, however: the DNA of living humans contains a record of the DNA of their ancestors. Molecular genetic techniques, developed originally in medical, agricultural and industrial research, have...

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