Archaeological Science Question Time

Thursday 11th April

 Archaeological Science Question Time

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The first ever archaeological science question time will be held at the National Museum Cardiff. This event is open to the public and will be a great opportunity to ask all of your burning archaeological science themed questions!

Book your free ticket at ukas2013.eventbrite.co.uk

The panel will be featuring:

Professor Keith Dobney

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Job title: Chair in Human Palaeoecology, University of Aberdeen

Special Research interests: All aspects of Bioarchaeology: zooarchaeology, genetics, stable isotopes, geometric morphometrics.

Famous for: Establishing global patterns of pig domestication and the spread of the Neolithic into Europe.

Professor Richard Evershed

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Job title: Professor of Biogeochemistry, University of Bristol

Special Research interests: Mass spectrometry in archaeology, particularly lipid residue analysis of ceramics.

Famous for: Advancing bioarchaeological applications of mass spectrometry and dramatically improving our understanding of dairying in the past.

Dr Tamsin O’Connell

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Job title: Lecturer in Bioarchaeology, University of Cambridge

Special Research interests: Stable isotope analysis, Palaeodiet, Palaeoclimate.

Famous for: Pioneering new approaches to reconstructing past diets and climates.

Professor Julian Thomas

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Job title: Professor of Archaeology, University of Manchester

Special Research interests: Neolithic Europe, Landscape Archaeology, Archaeological Theory, the relationship between archaeology and anthropology.

Famous for: High profile excavations of Neolithic sites in Britain, bold theoretical approaches and a scepticism of archaeological science.

Professor Mark Thomas

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Job title: Professor of Evolutionary Genetics, UCL

Special Research interests: ancient DNA, cultural evolutionary modelling, palaeodemography.

Famous for: Tracking population expansions, movements and conflicts using ancient DNA.

Chairman

Professor Niall Sharples

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Job title: Professor of Archaeology, Head of School of History, Archaeology and Religion, Cardiff University.

Special Research interests: Iron Age Britain, the Norse settlement of Scotland, the History of Archaeology

Famous for: The excavation of Maiden Castle and other high profile projects in the Outer Hebrides.

Come along to Archaeological Science Question Time

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