The HumAnE Bioarchaeology Centre possesses a range of physical, virtual and intellectual resources.
Our in-house specialist skills, each supported by dedicated laboratories, include: zooarchaeology, palaeobotany, human osteoarchaeology, palaeopathology, forensic anthropology, environmental reconstruction, anthrozoology, stable isotope analysis, geometric morphometric analysis, ecology, experimental archaeology and landscape archaeology.
Beyond our in-house skills, we have strong collaborations with specialists in other fields, from genetics and proteomics to linguistics and cultural heritage (see advisory board).
Our approach to scientific analysis is to undertake full-suite analysis (e.g. traditional zooarchaeology combined with morphometrics, genetics and isotope analysis) on single specimens and make all results available via our Open Access data repository. Further details can be found in the HumAnE Methods document.
Our digital data collection goes beyond scientific analyses of ancient human-animal-environment relationships, we have also developed an Ancient Animals App so that cultural representations of animals can be collated by our team and members of the public. Further informaton can be found on the Ancient Animals App.
Our rationale and approach for using humanities-led science to address present day global challenges is set out in this co-created document - Community guide to Arts and Humanities-led GCRF research.