We received the last strontium isotope results for the FeastNet project. We have analysed 252 sheep, deer, pig, cattle and dog specimens for strontium (87Sr/86Sr), oxygen (δ18O), sulphur (δ34S) carbon (δ13C) and nitrogen (δ15N) analysis. Now it’s time for data analysis!!
Dr Richard Madgwick has presented at the International Council for Archaeozoology meeting at Stockholm University, Sweden. The conference ‘The Future of Past Animals: Global Perspectives in Zooarchaeology’ had participants from across the globe and Richard’s paper on wetland animal husbandry included sulphur isotope data from the midden sites studied in the FeastNet project.
Veterans are back in Cardiff for further training. They have been processing East Chisenbury samples and getting wider experience of post-excavation activities. Post-excavation training has included collagen extraction of East Chisenbury samples artefact handling and flotation at CAER Hidden Hillfort Heritage Centre. Veterans have also been able to handle midden artefacts and get an insight …
Dr Richard Madgwick and Dr Carmen Esposito have presented a video on FeastNet outreach at the Zooarchaeology Saves the World Conference (ZSTW). The presentation highlighted the benefits of field and lab training for military veterans and led to lively discussion about how zooarchaeology can benefit recovery pathways.