Archaeological Testing

Our methods have been specifically designed and optimized to handle the presence of inhibitors and highly degraded and fragmented DNA. Our staff has extensive experience dealing with the challenges of analyzing ancient or highly degraded DNA.

DNA Feasibility

The feasibility test includes sample extraction, DNA purification and quantification and PCR with specific target region(s).

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Sample Types

Mitochondrial DNA

Autosomal DNA

Chloroplast DNA

Plant  X

*may also detect any human DNA contamination for heavily handled samples.

We can utilize both destructive and non-destructive methods for DNA extraction.

Ancient DNA Analysis:  Discover information hidden in genetics. 

  • Establish Relationships
  • Establish Ethnicity
  • Establish Haplotypes
  • Establish Origins

Genetic analyses on all types of material can be conducted including:

  • Archaeological Samples
  • Museum Specimens
  • Tomb Remains
  • Ancient Artifacts
  • Animal Parchment
  • Mass graves
  • Archaeological sites
  • Burial sites
  • Cold Casework

Analysis such as: 

  • Mitochondrial DNA: Population genetics, animal species identification.
  • Nuclear DNA: Heritable genetic traits, Sex identification, STRs
  • Y-Chromosome DNA: 23 marker Y-STR
  • Pathogenic DNA: Contact us for specifics
  • Plant Remains: rbCL Chloroplast DNA
  • Independent replication of ancient DNA work for verification of results

We also have experience in: 

  • Primer Design
  • SNaPshot Project Optimization
  • Bat Cytochrome B DNA
  • Bos Taurus Hypervariable Region I haplotyping
  • Cloning purified PCR product

A Sample Submission Form can be downloaded by clicking here.

For your free case consultation call toll-free: 1-866-DNA-LABS