Time Team America

Bones to DNA

Clip: Season 1 | 1m 16s

Archaeologist Lauren O’Shea studies ancient bison DNA. She demonstrates in the lab how a chunk of bone can be broken down into DNA for analysis. DNA tells a history. “It’s not the written record,” she says, “but it’s a biological record of the past.”

Aired: 07/02/13

Rating: NR

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