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Archaeogenetics is the study of ancient DNA. It uses molecular genetics and DNA.

Ancient DNA can be got from fossilized specimens. Bones, eggshells, and preserved tissues keep some DNA. In plants, ancient DNA can be got from seeds and tissues.

Archaeogenetics is a term of the archaeologist Colin Renfrew.[1]

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  1. Sokal, Robert R. 2001. Archaeogenetics: DNA and the population prehistory of Europe. American Journal of Human Genetics. 69 (1): 243–44. doi:10.1086/321274. ISSN 0002-9297. PMC 1226043