Cambridge researchers awarded European Research Council funding

Four researchers at the University of Cambridge have won advanced grants from the European Research Council (ERC), Europe’s premier research funding body.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
April 1, 2020 ~4 min

Tags:  advanced-materials  quantum  physics  materials  optics  archaeology

Ancient faeces reveal how ‘marsh diet’ left Bronze Age Fen folk infected with parasites

‘Coprolites’ from the Must Farm archaeological excavation in East Anglia shows the prehistoric inhabitants were infected by parasitic worms that can be spread by eating raw fish, frogs and shellfish.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Aug. 16, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: east-of-england archaeology parasite bronze-age must-farm

DNA from 31,000-year-old milk teeth leads to discovery of new group of ancient Siberians

Two children’s milk teeth buried deep in a remote archaeological site in north eastern Siberia have revealed a previously unknown group of people lived there during the last Ice Age.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 5, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: ancient-dna dna human-evolution archaeology

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