ZooMS— zooarchaeology and aDNA

I’d like to share this. It’s a press release of a very recent paper announcing a new archaeological discovery using aDNA and proteins. Mass spectrometry was used on animal bones to identify peptides that are unique to certain animals. This is called zooarchaeology by mass spectrometry or ZooMS for short. This is a big part of what I’m being trained to do. So I thought I’d share it:
http://www.shh.mpg.de/1102820/major-corridor-of-silk-road

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Cool stuff! :slight_smile:

All of this new work at looking at biomolcules in fossils is fascinating. Is this all opened up because of Mary Schweitzer’s work?

@T.j_Runyon Is this the same study as the one from Science Daily? Great stuff. Thanks

Schweitzer’s work is pretty separate from this, archaeology on comparatively recent timescales.

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