Annie Grant’s original 1960s analysis of the animal bone from Fishbourne Palace laid the foundations of modern zooarchaeology. When her report was written, the bones were not discarded as so often happens, but rather carefully curated for over 50 years. This foresight has allowed the collection to be re-examined as new scientific techniques emerge.
Over the last 20 years Fishbourne’ s animal remains have been subject to large-scale reinvestigation through a series of projects funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. This talk by Professor Naomi Sykes and Professor Greger Larson will present the results of this work, highlighting their importance for our understanding of the past but also their significance for modern international animal conservation policy.
Naomi Sykes is Lawrence Professor of Archaeology at the University of Exeter. Her research focuses on human-animal-landscape interactions and how they inform on the structure, ideology and environmental impact of societies, past and present.
Greger Larson is Professor of Evolutionary Genomics and Director of the Palaeogenomics & Bio-Archaeology Research Network within the School of Archaeology at Oxford University. He uses the study of ancient DNA to understand how the relationship between people and animals has changed through time.
This talk is free to Society members but due to demand we strongly recommend you book on email@example.com or ring on 01273 405737.