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Prof. Dr Bernd Herrmann

// Until his retirement in 2011,

// Dr. Bernd Herrmann was the Head of the Department of Historical Anthropology and Human Biology at Göttingen University, where he set up the Biological Trace Analysis degree course programme

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The theory behind biological trace analysis

A Spring Without Birdsong - von Prof. Dr Bernd Herrmann

In 1962, biologist Rachel Carson published her world-famous book “Silent Spring”, in which she warned of the consequences of inconsiderate use of DDT. DDT accumulates in the food chain and, thanks to its ­hormone-mimicking effects, causes serious damage to the organisms ­at the end of such food chains. One such effect is that the shells of many birds’ eggs become so thin that they break during incubation. The consequence: a silent spring without...