In May 2014, Roz, Emily and Dagmara headed to Poznan to study Ludwinowo 7, one of the largest assemblages in our study, with an almost complete dominance of cattle. Thanks to Arek Marciniak, Iwona Sobkowiak-Tabaka, Marta Bartkowiak and co. for giving us access to this incredible site and letting us work in your store!
Penny and Mélanie have been invited to give a talk at the EUROPA conference held in Cardiff and organised by the Prehistoric Society to celebrate the work of Prof. Alasdair Whittle. Their joint talk is entitled “Searching for variability in the Linearbandkeramik until the cows come home”.
Iain and Dagmara will be assisting to the conference.
The whole NeoMilk team headed to Strasbourg for our first combined site analysis (ceramics and bone analysis). Two zooarchaeologists on the team, Dr. Roz Gillis and Emily Johnson, demonstrated their methods and stayed in lovely Strasbourg for two weeks to study the assemblages of Bischoffsheim and Rosheim, with the help of Emilie Guttman and Rose-Marie Arbogast.
It was at this first site that Roz and Emily first bonded as researchers and became affectionately known as Team Bone!
Veronika Matlova from the Department of Dairy, Fat and Cosmetic science of the Institute of Chemical Technology (Prague) is visiting the Organic Geochemistry Unit this week.
As her PhD project involves the analyses of sherds from LBK Czech sites, she is coming to the School of Chemistry to learn how to extract and analyse lipid residues from pottery vessels.
In January 2014, a mini-NeoMilk team meeting took place at MNHN, Paris led by Roz Gillis to discuss the archaeozoological methodology and strategy. Later on in the month, Mark Thomas and Pascale Gerbault (UCL) were invited to Paris to work on novel approaches to domesticate animal mortality data based on dental remains. Watch this space for news of the results!
A mini-NeoMilk team meeting takes place at MNHN, Paris led by Roz Gillis to discuss the archaeozoological methodology and strategy. Later on in the month, Mark Thomas and Pascale Gerbault (UCL) are invited to Paris to work on novel approaches to domesticate animal mortality data based on dental remains. Watch this space for news of the results!
Richard, Penny and Mélanie will visit Ivan Pavlů in Prague from the 3rd to 7th November 2013 to arrange the sampling of pottery vessels from the famous site of Bylany (Czech Republic).
The NeoMilk project is starting today! It will run until June 2018.