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Two world leading archaeological scientists appointed as honorary visiting professors at York

Posted on 17 November 2016

Department of Archaeology welcomes Profs. Mike Richards and Carl Heron

‌Profs. Mike Richards (University of British Columbia) and Carl Heron (British Museum) have been appointed as Honorary Visiting Professors in the Department of Archaeology adding to our existing research strength in Bioarchaeology.

Prof. Heron who has had long-standing collaboration with the department has recently been appointed as Director of Scientific Research at the British Museum. He is also working with members of BioArCh on a new ERC project to study the spread of pottery in NE Europe:

Prof. Richards is a world leading expert in paleodietary analysis and has worked on stable isotope analysis of skeletal material from all periods from the Middle Palaeolithic to the Post-medieval.

Prof Matthew Collins said “It is a real coup to attract these two giants of Bioarchaeology to York. Their complementary expertise will help bolster our research into past diets, and expand the international dimension of our activities.”