Last week Dr Charlie Thompson and PhD student Sam Griffith from Geology & Geophysics began a fieldwork project investigating the survivability of DNA in submerged bone. Cow femur bones, acting as human analogues, are being submerged at four sites in estuarine, riverine and marine areas in Hampshire. In the environment a number of physicochemical and… Read More G & G team begin fieldwork looking at DNA degradation in submerged bone.
Cross-disciplinary Conferencing 11/01/14 The Society of Historical Archaeology (SHA) holds an annual conference for the sharing of research spanning across both terrestrial and underwater archaeological themes. This year the conference was held in the city of Quebéc from the 8th – 12th January. The call for papers closed back in July 2013 and I was… Read More Cross-disciplinary Conferencing