Biomolecular Archaeology

An Introduction

Author: T. A. Brown,Keri Brown

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444392432

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 5844

Illustrated thoroughly, Biomolecular Archaeology is the first book to clearly guide students through the study of ancient DNA: how to analyze biomolecular evidence (DNA, proteins, lipids and carbohydrates) to address important archaeological questions. The first book to address the scope and methods of this new cross-disciplinary area of research for archaeologists Offers a completely up-to-date overview of the latest research in this innovative subject Guides students who wish to become biomolecular archaeologists through the complexities of both the scientific methods and archaeological goals. Provides an essential component to undergraduate and graduate archaeological research

Gentechnologie für Einsteiger

Author: T. A. Brown

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827428684

Category: Science

Page: 298

View: 7365

Gentechnologie für Einsteiger hat sich weltweit als leicht verständliche Einführung in dieses wichtige und spannende Wissenschaftsgebiet bewährt. Die sechste Auflage bleibt dem Grundkonzept früherer Auflagen treu, widmet sich aber auch neuen, wachsenden Forschungsfeldern. Das Buch bleibt damit ein unentbehrlicher Leitfaden für Studierende in den Biowissenschaften und ihren zahlreichen Teilgebieten. Es eignet sich auch bestens als Einführung für alle, die sich in ihrem Beruf mit den Grundlagen des Themas vertraut machen müssen.

Doing Ancient DNA

Zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte der aDNA-Forschung

Author: Elsbeth Bösl

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839439000

Category: Science

Page: 460

View: 7048

Die internationale aDNA-Community bearbeitet seit den 1980er Jahren (u.a. historische) Fragestellungen auf der Quellenbasis alter Moleküle - und aktuell diskutieren Historiker_innen die Quelle DNA unter dem Stichwort »Genetic History«. Wie haben Genetiker_innen, Molekularbiolog_innen, Anthropolog_innen und Archäolog_innen im überfachlichen Miteinander die Quelle DNA hergestellt - auf der Ausgrabung, im Labor und am Rechner? Welche epistemologischen und fachpolitischen Zielsetzungen verfolgten sie und wie hat sich die aDNA-Forschung in technischer und methodischer Hinsicht entwickelt? Welche Charakteristika, Chancen und Grenzen hat die Quelle aDNA? Aus wissenschaftshistorischer Perspektive befasst sich Elsbeth Bösl mit der Historie des epistemischen Objektes alte DNA und dem kollektiven Produktionsprozess von Wissen in der aDNA-Forschung.

A Companion to Gender Prehistory

Author: Diane Bolger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118294262

Category: Social Science

Page: 672

View: 7607

An authoritative guide on gender prehistory for researchers,instructors and students in anthropology, archaeology, and genderstudies Provides the most up-to-date, comprehensive coverage of genderarchaeology, with an exclusive focus on prehistory Offers critical overviews of developments in thearchaeology of gender over the last 30 years, as well asassessments of current trends and prospects for futureresearch Focuses on recent Third Wave approaches to the study of genderin early human societies, challenging heterosexist biases,and investigating the interfaces between gender and status, age, cognition, social memory, performativity, thebody, and sexuality Features numerous regional and thematic topics authored byestablished specialists in the field, with incisivecoverage of gender research in prehistoric and protohistoriccultures of Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas and the Pacific

Gene Cloning and DNA Analysis

An Introduction

Author: T. A. Brown

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119072557

Category: Science

Page: 376

View: 5393

Known world-wide as the standard introductory text to this important and exciting area, the seventh edition of Gene Cloning and DNA Analysis addresses new and growing areas of research whilst retaining the philosophy of the previous editions. Assuming the reader has little prior knowledge of the subject, its importance, the principles of the techniques used and their applications are all carefully laid out, with over 250 clearly presented four-colour illustrations. In addition to a number of informative changes to the text throughout the book, the chapters on DNA sequencing and genome studies have been rewritten to reflect the continuing rapid developments in this area of DNA analysis: In depth description of the next generation sequencing methods and descriptions of their applications in studying genomes and transcriptomes New material on the use of ChiP-seq to locate protein-binding sites Extended coverage of the strategies used to assemble genome sequences Description of how the Neanderthal genome has been sequenced and what that sequence tells us about interbreeding between Neanderthals and Homo sapiens Gene Cloning and DNA Analysis remains an essential introductory text to a wide range of biological sciences students; including genetics and genomics, molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology and applied biology. It is also a perfect introductory text for any professional needing to learn the basics of the subject. All libraries in universities where medical, life and biological sciences are studied and taught should have copies available on their shelves.

Biomolecular archaeology

genetic approaches to the past

Author: Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Center for Archaeological Investigations

Publisher: Southern Illinois Univ

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 246

View: 3779

Projects presented are aimed at understanding the population histories of the Americas, Africa, Europe, and the Pacific at local, regional, and continental scales. Samples come from living humans, plants, animals, and skeletal remains.

Introduction to Genetics

A Molecular Approach

Author: Terry Brown

Publisher: Garland Science

ISBN: 1136665358

Category: Science

Page: 538

View: 2118

Genetics today is inexorably focused on DNA. The theme of Introduction to Genetics: A Molecular Approach is therefore the progression from molecules (DNA and genes) to processes (gene expression and DNA replication) to systems (cells, organisms and populations). This progression reflects both the basic logic of life and the way in which modern biological research is structured. The molecular approach is particularly suitable for the large number of students for whom genetics is a part of a broader program in biology, biochemistry, the biomedical sciences, and biotechnology. Introduction to Genetics presents the basic facts and concepts with enough depth of knowledge to stimulate students to move on to more advanced aspects of the subject. The book is divided into three parts. Part 1 examines the function of the gene as a unit of biological information. Part 2 studies the role of the gene as a unit of inheritance. And Part 3 explores some of the areas of research that are responsible for the high profile that genetics has in our modern world, from agriculture and industry to medicine and forensics, and the ethical challenges that genetic knowledge imparts.

An Introduction to Archaeological Chemistry

Author: T. Douglas Price,James H. Burton

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441963765

Category: Social Science

Page: 311

View: 1976

Archaeological chemistry is a subject of great importance to the study and methodology of archaeology. This comprehensive text covers the subject with a full range of case studies, materials, and research methods. With twenty years of experience teaching the subject, the authors offer straightforward coverage of archaeological chemistry, a subject that can be intimidating for many archaeologists who do not already have a background in the hard sciences. With clear explanations and informative illustrations, the authors have created a highly approachable text, which will help readers overcome that intimidation. Topics covered included: Materials (rock, pottery, bone, charcoal, soils, metals, and others), Instruments (microscopes, NAA, spectrometers, mass spectrometers, GC/MS, XRF & XRD, Case Studies (Provinience, Sediments, Diet Reconstruction, Past Human Movement, Organic Residues). The detailed coverage and clear language will make this useful as an introduction to the study of archaeological chemistry, as well as a useful resource for years after that introduction.

Die Kunst des Fermentierens

Eine tiefgreifende Erforschung grundlegender Konzepte und Prozesse aus aller Welt

Author: Sandor Ellix Katz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783864452376

Category:

Page: 621

View: 9960

Grundzüge der Strömungslehre

Grundlagen, Statik und Dynamik der Fluide

Author: Jürgen Zierep,Karl Bühler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3658117974

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 221

View: 8733

Dieses erfolgreiche, didaktisch ausgereifte Lehrbuch wurde im Bereich der Übungsaufgaben erweitert. Leserhinweise wurden eingearbeitet. Es zeichnet sich durch eine prägnant kurze, mathematisch verständliche und anwendbare Einführung in die Grundlagen aus und hilft dem Leser, sein Verständnis durch Übungen mit kompletten Lösungen zu vertiefen.

Die Neandertaler und wir

Meine Suche nach den Urzeit-Genen

Author: Svante Pääbo

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104030324

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

View: 7535

Die aufregende Geschichte der Entschlüsselung des Neandertalergenoms – und das lebendige Porträt der neuen Wissenschaft der Paläogenetik In einer folgenreichen Nacht im Jahre 1996 gelang Svante Pääbo die Entschlüsselung der ersten DNA-Sequenzen eines Neandertalers. Eine Sensation! Die verblüffenden Erkenntnisse revolutionierten unser Bild von der Entwicklung des Homo sapiens. Jetzt erzählt der preisgekrönte Wissenschaftler seine persönliche Geschichte und verschränkt sie mit der Geschichte des neuen Gebiets, das er maßgeblich mitentwickelte: der Paläogenetik - von den ersten Analysen an altägyptischen Mumien bis hin zu Mammuts, Höhlenbären und Riesenfaultieren. Ein faszinierender Blick hinter die Kulissen der Spitzenforschung in Deutschland und der spannende Entwicklungsroman einer Wissenschaft, deren Ergebnisse vor wenigen Jahrzehnten noch niemand erahnen konnte

Mit Haut und Haar

Roman

Author: Kathy Reichs

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641138272

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 5001

Die Arbeit einer echten Anthropologin umgesetzt in hochspannende Fiktion Der Sommer ist brütend heiß in Charlotte, North Carolina. Gerade will Tempe Brennan vor der Hitze in den wohlverdienten Urlaub fliehen, als auf einer verlassenen Farm Überreste von brutal abgeschlachteten Schwarzbären gefunden werden. Doch das ist noch nicht alles. Zwischen den skelettierten Pranken stößt Tempe auf menschliche Knochen und damit auf die Spur von Schmugglern, die mit dem Töten von Wildtieren blutiges Geld verdienen. Wer ihnen zu nahe kommt, muss um sein Leben fürchten. Tempe ermittelt.

Archaeology

an introduction : the history, principles and methods of modern archaeology

Author: Kevin Greene

Publisher: B. T. Batsford Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 3698

Lost in Things - Fragen an die Welt des Materiellen

Author: Philipp W. Stockhammer,Hans Peter Hahn

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 3830981759

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 2896

Sind wir verloren in den Dingen? Oder sind es letztlich die Dinge, die uns verloren gehen - in ihrem Übermaß, in ihrer Vielfalt, in ihrer alltäglichen Gegenwart, in ihrem unterschwelligen Uns-entgegen-Stehen, in ihrem Aus-unserem-Blick-Gleiten? Dieser Band verspricht keine klaren Antworten, aber doch die Möglichkeit, sich mit neuen Fragen an die Welt des Materiellen den Dingen auf eine neuartige Weise anzunähern. Er kann erklären, welches komplexe Mensch-Ding-Verhältnis wir unter »Lost in Things« begreifen. Seine Beiträge sind aus der internationalen Konferenz »Lost in Things - Questioning Functions and Meanings of the Material World« hervorgegangen, die im November 2013 an der Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt am Main stattgefunden hat und deren Anliegen die Integration aktueller und innovativer Ansätze aus der Archäologie und der Ethnologie/Anthropologie zur Analyse materieller Kultur und des Mensch-Ding-Verhältnisses war.

Physical Techniques in the Study of Art, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage

Author: N.A

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080461861

Category: Science

Page: 232

View: 3361

The first of its kind, this series is devoted to the use of physical principles in the study and scientific conservation of objects with cultural heritage significance. It begins with a review of the modern museum, which discusses new techniques employed in the conservation of museum artifacts such as X-ray tomography and other techniques used to study Egyptian mummies, bones and mineralization of bones in the archaeological context, and the degradation of parchment. All of these topics and techniques are essential for the preservation of our history. This includes finding ways to preserve parchment documents and letters, which much of our written heritage is documented on, so that it can be used and understood for generations to come. This book is a must have for any museum as well as any university that teaches or employs the techniques discussed. Written in a style that is readily understandable by conservation scientists, archaeologists, museum curators, and students Provides an introduction to the advanced fields of synchrotron radiation science, neutron science, and computed tomography Outstanding review of the use of modern technology to study museum and archaeological artifacts Offers solutions through advanced scientific techniques to a wide range of problems facing museum staff

Genomes

Author: T.A. Brown

Publisher: Garland Science

ISBN: 1136969969

Category: Science

Page: 736

View: 8331

Covering molecular genetics from the basics through to genome expression and molecular phylogenetics, Genomes 3 is the latest edition of this pioneering textbook. Newly updated to incorporate the recent major advances, Genomes 3 is an invaluable companion for any undergraduate throughout their studies in molecular genetics. Following extensive reviewing, the new edition has been significantly restructured. The single chapter on genome anatomies has been expanded into three chapters to incorporate the latest sequencing achievements. An additional chapter on understanding genome expression has also been included, while the chapters on studying genomes have been brought to the front of the book to align it more closely to the practical reality of molecular genetics tuition. The end-of-chapter exercises have been overhauled and extended to give students and lecturers a much wider range of tests and challenges. Multiple choice questions have been included for the first time and an innovative figure test has been introduced to test readers' visual understanding.