Isotope analysis starts at Cardiff

2020 was a tough year for the PTP project, with travel difficult and access to institutions very limited. However, in November 2020 Fabienne managed to get permission to travel to Scotland, collect our samples from Orkney and bring them down to Cardiff to our collaborators in the School of Archaeology, History and Religion (SHARE) at Cardiff University. Thanks to Rich Madgwick and newly co-opted team member Katie Faillace, Fabienne received training in sample preparation and the first step in isotope analysis got underway. After so much upheaval and uncertainty during the year this was a big milestone, and Fabienne was definitely smiling underneath her facemask!

Fabienne loading the freeze drier with bone collagen samples

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