Digging for DNA: Archaeology, Genetics & the Transatlantic Slave Trade is an article posted on Medium.com about EUROTAST and the impact of genetics on archaeological and historical research. Here is the first paragraph:
Marcela Sandoval gave me a wry grin, then covered her face with a mask. Next, a covering for her hair, goggles, booties over her shoes, and a crisp, white suit that crinkled when she moved. Finally, a pair of turgid purple latex gloves snapped into place. She put her hands on her hips and impatiently motioned for me to get on with it. I awkwardly pulled on my own clean suit and followed her into the laboratory, where a faint glow outlined test tubes and complex machines.
Here, in this quiet room, was the beginning of a complex, captivating story about genetics, ethnicity, and the archaeological past.
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