Sampling at National Museums Scotland

After an initial assessment late in 2019, Fabienne returned to the depot of the National Museums Scotland in Edinburgh in February 2020 to start sampling PTP’s target human and animal specimens from Orkney. Working across the departments of Archaeology and Natural Science, Fabienne was made very welcome by the NMS curatorial staff! With the selections made, everything will stay safely in Edinburgh until Fabienne can sample collections from archives on the Orkney Islands before hand transporting both sets of samples down to the laboratories in Cardiff University later in 2020.

Fabienne selecting animal bone samples in the NMS depot

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