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Don Brothwell awarded ERC Advanced Investigator Grant

Don Brothwell has been awarded (subject to contract) a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant for the project ‘Interred with their bones" - linking soil micromorphology and chemistry to unlock the hidden archive of archaeological human burials’. The €2.4M project - which is joint held between Archaeology and Chemistry - where Brendan Keeley will be leading the analytical component of the project - was described as "outstanding", an "exemplary interdisciplinary project led by a PI of great distinction and impressive accomplishments".

The Advanced Grant is a newly established European research grant "[f]or exceptional research leaders only". A total of 2167 proposals were submitted in response to the first call for applications.