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BioArCh: a facility for bioarchaeology at York 

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BioArCh is now open again. Please note that only technical and research staff are using the building. All other staff including academics are still home based.

BioArCh has a unique concentration of expertise in human palaeoecology and environmental archaeology, with internationally recognised strengths in proteins, lipids, DNA and stable isotopes, human and other mammal, fish and bird bones, molluscs, soils, microscopic remains of plants and animals.

A collaborative research facility formed by the Archaeology, Biology and Chemistry Departments, BioArCh is located in the Envrionment Building on the Heslington West campus.

Research covers prehistoric and historic themes, forging stronger and more diverse links between laboratory and field.

The Centre for Anatomical and Human Sciences adds skills in primate and human anatomy to our range of expertise, ably supported by three Emeritus Professors. It is also setting up new challenges for our understanding of the interplay of ontogenetic patterning and physical loading in skeletal morphology.

If you are interested in using the services in the facility please contact the Administrator, Josie Thomas.

For ZooMS queries please use the form on the Proteomics and ZooMS page

Academic visitors must approach a member of BioArch staff or the director to check arrangements for any work they intend to do within the facilities.

Interested in our MSc in Bioarchaeology? Find out more here

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Contact details

Director of BioArCh:
Oliver Craig

Laboratory Manager:
Matthew von Tersch

Josie Thomas

Environment Building
Wentworth Way, York
YO10 5DD, UK