Founded in 1996 as part of the Laboratorio di Antropologia, the laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the extraction and analysis of ancient biomolecules from historical, archaeological and paleontological specimens. The lab houses a small group of researchers working on a diverse range of projects with a world focus and a broad agenda. Whether it be ancient DNA from some of Africa’s first farmers or, closer to home, dietary investigations of ancient Romans, we aim to provide innovative solutions to anthropological studies using the latest molecular techniques.

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