NeoMilk at the Neolithic Studies Group Autumn meeting

Part of the NeoMilk team headed to the British Museum in London on Monday 28th November for the Neolithic Studies Group Autumn meeting. The event was organised by our own Roz Gillis and Jess Smyth and entitled “Neolithic food and farming systems”.

Roz Gillis presented the work we recently published in PNAS on early farming communities of the Northern Mediterranean. A multidisciplinary study with archaeolozoological analyses (slaughtering profiles) and lipid residue analyses of pots.

Emily Johnson presented her poster “From animal to archaeologist: profiling sequences of butchery and taphonomy through bone fracture analysis”, co-authored with Pip Parmenter and Alan Outram. This poster was based on the work published this year in JAS reports.

Finally, Mélanie Roffet-Salque presented the NeoMilk team work carried out on the site of Ludwinowo, integrating multiple approaches to get insight into animal management at this LBK site. Co-authors of the talk included Jessica Smyth, Rosalind Gillis, Emily V. Johnson, David T. Altoft, Iain Kendall, Marta Bartkowiak, Marta Osypińska, Joanna Pyzel, Iwona Sobkowiak-Tabaka, Volker Heyd, Arkadiusz Marciniak, Jean-Denis Vigne, Marie Balasse, Alan K. Outram and Richard P. Evershed

We also had the chance to catch up with Penny Bickle (ex-member, now lecturer at the University of York).

That was a lovely day at the British Museum – thank you Roz and Jess for organising and inviting us!

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