Introducing the Centre for Artefacts and Materials Analysis
The Department of Archaeology, University of York, is pleased to announce the creation of the Centre for Artefacts and Materials Analysis (CAMA).
Bringing together staff with diverse expertise in the analysis of artefacts from across the ages, spanning from early prehistory to recent history, CAMA is set to be a global leader in the field of material culture research. Our combined strengths in technological and provenancing studies, experimental archaeology, microwear, digital imaging, biomolecular methods, conservation, museum studies, alongside a strong focus on integrating material culture theory, is what makes CAMA exceptional within the UK and beyond.
Director of CAMA, Dr Aimée Little, says “the development of this centre will open up new avenues for interdisciplinary research on organic and inorganic artefacts and materials from different time periods and parts of the world”. She further explains that “thanks to the breadth and depth of expertise that we have at York, with staff skilled in studying diverse types of objects and archaeological materials, using both tried and tested and state-of the-art analytical methods, the creation of CAMA made perfect sense”. Looking ahead, Little adds, “we are excited and ready to collaborate with global partners from across the heritage sector”.