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New Techniques in the Study of Human Remains

image from abm-website-assets.s3.amazonaws.comResearchers have discovered that a certain protein in tooth enamel comes from a sex-specific gene. Scientists at the University of California/Davis have taken that discovery and developed a technique by which they can determine the gender of human remains even if only a single tooth is all that is recovered. Details are in this recent article in Archaeology magazine.

This technology is potentially a great help to archaeologists, including those who study our area of the US Southwest, because the recovery of a single tooth that is not associated with any other human remains may now yield more valuable and relevant information about a given archaeological site than ever before.

Science is so cool.

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