On June 15, 2022, the HEBA Lab and the Vienna Institute for Archaeological Science hosted a Meet-and-Greet event to welcome the arrival of summer and celebrate the opening of our three new HEBA lab spaces! We want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who helped us get the facilities up and running these past few months. It truly takes a village! Last week, the first collagen samples were prepared in the lab by our wonderful master’s student, Thomas Loitfelder, and we couldn’t be prouder!
Dr Emily Kate received one of the four biannual HEAS Seed Grants for her research project “The Authority of the Feast: A Comparative Approach to Studying Feasting in Chiefly Societies”.
In first round of HEAS Seed Grant applications the committee funded projects that are both excellent and will have a larger impact for HEAS either as the application for larger funds or the developing of a data base for general use.
Congratulations to Emily!
At the UK Archaeological Science conference 20-22 April 2022 in Aberdeen, Scotland, Dr Magdalena Blanz and colleagues won the Runnerup Poster Prize for early career researchers.The poster, titled “Ratios of strontium and barium to calcium as complementary palaeodietary indicators of seaweed consumption”, describes research done by Magdalena and colleagues during her doctoral studies at the University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland. This research is published now in the Journal of Archaeological Science: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2022.105551