Almost all archaeological bones contain collagen. A team of BioArCh researchers has been working with York's Centre of Excellence in Mass Spectrometry to develop a method to discriminate unidentifiable bone fragments, using a new technology they call ZooMS.
An international team of researchers has been exploring the survival and identification of starch granules as a means of investigating plant diets in the past
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