Masters student awarded John Evans prize

Posted on 8 December 2017

Eleanor Green won the 2017 award for her dissertation

A York Masters student has won an award for her exceptional dissertation.

Eleanor Green was awarded the 2017 John Evans Masters Dissertation Prize in Environmental Archaeology for her work entitled Give a dog a bone: Investigating the potential of studying prehistoric dogs via the ancient DNA analysis of canid coprolites from Bridge River, British Columbia, Canada

The John Evans prize is awarded to the best undergraduate and Masters dissertation, which may be on any aspect of environmental archaeology worldwide.

The prize winners were announced at the AGM of the Annual AEA Conference that was held in Edinburgh on Saturday evening.

 A figure demonstrating the relative expected number of chromosome sequences for a female (left). Based on the comparative length of chromosome X it is also possible to identify males (right) by noting deviations from the trend line. Three females and ten males were identified in the coprolite assemblage studied.