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Lab Opening and the HEBA+VIAS Summer Meet-and-Greet

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! 

HEAS seed grant for Emily Kate

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!

Poster Prize for Magdalena Blanz

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

MA thesis defence

Congratulations to Lea Frank for successfully defending her thesis „An archaeological network analysis of the decorated Bell Beaker pottery in the Central and Western Mediterranean“ on April 26th 2022!