A textbook which is the result of the consolidated experience of the author, Antropologia molecolare deals in depth with a groundbreaking discipline in the field of anthropological sciences. The principal biomolecular techniques for the study of the human genome, its variability and characteristic evolutionary mechanisms are illustrated in detail. There is also extensive coverage of the application aspects, such as palaeogenetic studies on the analysis of ancient and forensic DNA.
University of Florence, Italy
David Caramelli is a researcher and lecturer in Molecular Anthropology in the Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences of the University of Florence. His sphere of research is molecular/palaeogenetic anthropology through analysis of ancient/degraded DNA. He has published his research results in some of the most prestigious international journals and has to his credit extensive collaboration with universities in Italy and abroad.