Archaeological Science as Game-Changer: What Ancient Genes Tell Us About Who We Are

An ancient skull.

A surge in scientific methods over the last 20 years, in fields as diverse as chemistry, physics, artificial intelligence and even medical technology, has revolutionised archaeological research. It is possible to extract DNA from tiny fragments and sequence them, to precisely date human fossil remains and to extract a multitude of information about past diets and lifeways. (Image: matern via feelimage)