THE SUBTLETIES OF STRESS: USING BIOCHEMICAL SIGNATURES IN ARCHAEOLOGICAL BONE TO ASSESS HEALTH IN PAST POPULATIONS
This project focuses on ancient proteins and extraction methods in archaeological bone. Protein preserved in bone helps determine the health of the bone and ultimately the individual. This research is a unique exploration in how we can assess ancient health status before physical changes to the skeleton have occurred. This project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Insight Development Grant and in partnership with the University of York, UK BioArCh lab and Professor Matthew Collins.