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ARCHEMY and PaleoMIX members graduated this summer

We congratulate our masters’ students Kristi, Mairi and Sandra, who graduated this summer.  Kristi researched the diet of Viimsi tarand-graves with stable isotope analysis.  Mairi’s research focused on the preservation of ancient DNA.  Sandra’s MA project was on experimental plant macrofossils, namely stable isotope analysis of charred plant remains and seeds to understand different cultivation…
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Meet Matthew!

Matthew is a member of the PaleoMIX team at the University of York. He is the laboratory technician for BioArCh. He has a BSc in Marine Biology/Oceanography and an MSc in Environmental Chemistry from the University of Bangor, North Wales.  Prior to taking up the post, he worked as laboratory manager for the British Antarctic…
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Meet Helen!

Helen is a member of the PaleoMIX team at the University of York. She is the mass spectrometry instrument technician in BioArCh. She holds a Bachelor’s in Environmental Chemistry from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD in Organic Geochemistry from the University of Bristol where she worked with Prof. James Maxwell (FRS) on phytoplankton…
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Meet Jessica!

Jessica is a member of the PaleoMIX team at the University of York. She received a BA in Anthropology and Ancient History and a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Auckland, New Zealand in 2010, followed by a BA(Hons) in Anthropology. In 2015 she was awarded her PhD from the University of York, where…
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Meet Alessandra!

Alessandra is a member of the PaleoMIX team at the University of Tartu. She has worked with human and animal remains from various contexts since the beginning of her studies in 2009. She studied Bioarchaeology and Forensic Anthropology across Italy and in UK, and recently got her PhD at the University of Tartu with her…
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Meet Mairi!

Mairi, a member of the PaleoMIX team at the University of Tartu, recently completed her Masters studies at the same institution. Her research focused on the preservation of ancient DNA. In addition to her involvement in the PaleoMIX project, she also serves as an advisor at the Estonian National Heritage Board. 

Meet Christinia!

Christinia is a member of the PaleoMIX team at the University of Tartu. She is a Research Fellow at St John’s College, University of Cambridge and leads the Ancient DNA research group at the Institute of Genomics, University of Tartu, Estonia. Her research focus is how the intersection of genes, diet and disease have shaped…
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Meet Helery!

Helery is a member of the PaleoMIX team at the University of Tartu. She is a laboratory technician for archaeo-molecular biology and is finishing her last year at the University of Tartu, majoring in genetic engineering. In addition to the aDNA lab, she also works at a microbiology lab. She specializes in proteomic and ancient…
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Meet Shidong!

Shidong is a member of the PaleoMIX team at the University of Tartu. He is a PhD student at the University of Tartu. His PhD project is Decoding ancient foodway by mass spectrometry based analysis and discovering potential biomarkers for different food sources. His main job in PaleoMIX group will be organic residue analysis (mainly…
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Meet Kaarel!

Kaarel is a member of the PaleoMIX team at the University of Tartu. He is a multidisciplinary researcher working on archaeological and historical material in combination with environmental data and various theoretical frameworks. His interests include formal modelling of long-term processes, complex systems, human-environment interactions, quantitative geography, settlement systems, epistemology of digital humanities and archaeological…
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