Animal remains from Khirbet Qumran: A case study of two bones (qum 392 and 393) from two bone burials

Gila Kahila Bar-Gal, Tzviki Rosenberg, Charles Greenblatt

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Abstract

Two animal bones from the so-called 'Bone Burials' were submitted to DNA to be used as genetic markers to identify the animal whose bones were buried. The second aim of this study was to try to link the ancient DNA (aDNA) to the animals whose hide served the manufacture of parchment for the Dead Sea scrolls.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationHolistic Qumran
Subtitle of host publicationTrans-Disciplinary Research of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls
EditorsAnnemie Adriaens, Jan Gunneweg, Joris Dik
PublisherBrill Academic Publishers
Pages67-75
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9789004181526
StatePublished - 2010

Publication series

NameStudies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah
Volume87
ISSN (Print)0169-9962

Keywords

  • DNA
  • Mitochondrial gene
  • Single nucleotide polymorphism

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