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Getting under the skin of a Medieval mystery

Posted on 4 December 2015

BioArCH uncovers the animal origins of parchment in pocket Bibles

A simple PVC eraser has helped an international team of scientists led by bioarchaeologists at the University of York to resolve the mystery surrounding the tissue-thin parchment used by medieval scribes to produce the first pocket Bibles.

Read the full story on the Department of Archaeology website