Advances in Isotope Ratio and related analyses for mapping migrations from Prehistory to the Viking Age

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Advances in Isotope Ratio and related analyses for mapping migrations from Prehistory to the Viking Age

June 13 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Joint Meeting of the Royal Society of Chemistry & Society of Antiquaries 

Advances in Isotope Ratio and related analyses for mapping migrations from Prehistory to the Viking Age

One day meeting to be held at the Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London. Organised by Steve Harding (Universities of Nottingham, Oslo & FRSC), Mark Pearce (University of Nottingham & FSA) & Chas Jones (Fulford Battlefield Society & MRSC)

The meeting is in honour of J.D. Bu’Lock (1928–1996), founding Chairman of the RSC Biotechnology Group and distinguished Viking Age antiquarian.

Purpose: Recent advances in analytical methods – in particular solid state mass spectroscopic analysis – have increased the potential of stable isotope ratio of biological (using principally carbon, oxygen, nitrogen and strontium isotopes) and non-biological (glass/ metal) analysis, using principally strontium and lead isotopes. This will hopefully catalyse the establishment of international isotope ratio geo-databases of high resolution data (such as the lead isotope database GlobaLID and similar to the highly successful protein data bank in molecular biology) which when sufficiently populated will ultimately allow the resolution of important questions regarding diet, historical movements, trade routes – and the provenance or origins of people and objects.

The full programme of the day can be found on the Royal Society of Chemists website here.


This event will be held both in person at the Royal Society of Chemistry’s apartments in Burlington House and online. For more information on how you can buy tickets visit the Royal Society of Chemistry website here.

Details

Date:
June 13
Time:
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Venue

Royal Society of Chemistry
Burlington House, Piccadilly
London, W1J 0BA United Kingdom
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