Category Archives: methods

Marlon Bas joins the research team

In September of 2017, Marlon Bas joined the ‘motherhood in prehistory’ research team at the OREA Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences as a PhD student. Despite currently reading a truly fascinating long-winded account of the history of Rye … Continue reading

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Hunting for molecules in feeding vessels

Small vessels with spouts, from which liquid can be poured, are sometimes found in Bronze and Iron Age graves and settlements. They come in many sizes, shapes and decorations; although they generally fit the period-specific style, each piece is unique. … Continue reading

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Scanning bones

We have been very busy lately – work on our Bronze Age case studies is progressing well, not least because three researchers have joined our team. We are working on all fronts – filling data bases, recording sites in GIS, … Continue reading

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Ancient DNA

The analysis of ancient DNA is a key method in our project. We will apply aDNA analysis to get more information on two crucial questions: First, we would like to find out of girl and boy babies were valued and … Continue reading

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