List of Figures.
List of Tables.
Part I: Biomolecules and How They Are Studied.
Chapter 1 What is Biomolecular Archaeology?
Chapter 2 DNA.
Chapter 3 Proteins.
Chapter 4 Lipids.
Chapter 5 Carbohydrates.
Chapter 6 Stable Isotopes.
Part II: Preservation and Decay of Biomolecules in Archaeological Specimens.
Chapter 7 Sources of Ancient Biomolecules.
Chapter 8 Degradation of Ancient Biomolecules.
Chapter 9 The Technical Challenges of Biomolecular Archaeology.
Part III: The Applications of Biomolecular Archaeology.
Chapter 10 Identifying the Sex of Human Remains.
Chapter 11 Identifying the Kinship Relationships of Human Remains.
Chapter 12 Studying the Diets of Past People.
Chapter 13 Studying the Origins and Spread of Agriculture.
Chapter 14 Studying Prehistoric Technology.
Chapter 15 Studying Disease in the Past.
Chapter 16 Studying the Origins and Migrations of Early Modern Humans.