Matthew has been appointed as Reader in Biomolecular Archaeology and although his office is based in the King's Manor he and his BioArch team are jointly supported by Archaeology and the Department of Biology; explaining the name of the new initiative.
"I think it is a very bold decision for Archaeology to appoint a scientist such as myself and a real statement of the intent of the Department." said Matthew. The analytical resources available in the new £5M technology facility are mouthwatering and BioArch and its dedicated laboratories in Biology will help exploit these to widen the breath of archaeological enquiry."
Meanwhile the staff at King's Manor will make sure that we are using our science to work on meaningful archaeological questions. It is wonderful to be working in such breathtaking environments - from the medieval splendor of the King's Manor to the state-of-the-art labs in the new Biology building - what a combination!"