Thursday 11th April
Archaeological Science Question Time
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Professor Niall Sharples
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.