Friday, 31 October 2008

Visit from the VU

BioArCh hosted a visit from the Institute for Geo- and Bioarchaeology to celebrate five years since its foundation in 2003. IGBA is a multidisciplinary research group applying analytical methods from the Earth and Life Sciences to archeological problems. Together with members of the Department of Archaeology the two groups hosted an afternoon seminar followed by a meal and drinks.  The next day IGBA members visited archaeological sites in York. 

BioArCh Wiki features in Computing magazine

BioArCh's use of Wiki based tools has lead to us featuring in, of all places, Computing magazine.

Read the article here 

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Karen takes up a new post as ICREA Research Professor

Karen has just taken up her post as a new ICREA Research Professorship in the Departament de Prehistòria at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona this month.

Karen will be setting up her starch research at UAB, but will remain working with BioArCh

Her new address is

Karen Hardy
ICREA Research Professor, Profesora de Investigación ICREA
Departament de Prehistòria
Facultat de Filosofia i Lletres.
Campus UAB
08193 Bellaterra.
Telf.: 00 34 93 581 4333
mob. 00 44 7809 766 164
Fax. : 00 34 93 581 1140

Friday, 17 October 2008

ISBA3 in Science

Hannah Koon's work was one of the highlights of report in this weeks Science (17 October 2008), in a report by John Travis on the 3rd International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology conference which was hosted by BioArCh this year in York. If you want to know more please see below.

ARCHAEOLOGY: Old Bones Reveal New Signs of Scurvy John Travis
Science 17 October 2008: 368-369.
Summary: At the Third International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology, researchers described a new way to detect more subtle signs of scurvy in ancient bones. Full Text »

Monday, 13 October 2008

Beatrice wins again and again

Beatrice's oral presentation at BOGS08 (British Organic Geochemistry Society), Newcastle, July 2008 was awarded the first prize as best student talk, whilst her poster was awarded third prize at ISBA3.