Thermal-age.eu is the development site for JRA 1: PrediCtoR
A novel decision-making software tool being developed within the
framework of SYNTHESYS, the European Union-funded Integrated Activities
project designed to help collections managers and users to quantify the
risks associated with destructive analysis of specimens. Thermal.age.eu
intends to simplify the calculation of thermal ages (1) to enable
researchers to predict the likely survival of DNA and other molecules in
archaeological and fossil samples.
(1) Smith C. I., Chamberlain A. T., Riley M. S., Stringer C., Collins M. (2003) The thermal history of human fossils and the likelihood of successful DNA amplification. Journal of Human Evolution 45, 203-217
Beta testing will begin in the coming months.
If you would like to participate in the
thermal age beta testing programme then please send your email
address using the contact form.