Category Archives: project progress

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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A new addition to our research team

The ‘motherhood in prehistory’ research team at the OREA Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences welcomes a new team member: PhD student Lukas Waltenberger. Lukas in an energetic young anthropologist who will develop his PhD project on physical changes … Continue reading

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Cold Case Schleinbach: why it makes sense to preserve skeletons in situ

We have recently been re-examining an interesting early Bronze Age site called Schleinbach in Lower Austria. In the manner typical of the Únětice Culture, people were buried in a small cemetery next to a settlement, and some bodies were found … Continue reading

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European Reasearch Council project start

Today is the official start date of my ERC Starting Grant project “The value of mothers to society: responses to motherhood and child rearing practices in prehistoric Europe”. The European Research Council offers competitive grants for top researchers from all … 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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Project progress: grant proposals, demography and aDNA

Two months into our project, we have been busy. The first task was to re-write a large grant proposal for the ERC in order to secure funding. This would enable us to broaden out the chronological scope of the project … Continue reading

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