Thermal age is the development site for JRA 1: PrediCtoR A novel decision-making software tool being developed within the framework of SYNTHESYS, the European Union-funded Integrated Activities project designed to help collections managers and users to quantify the risks associated with destructive analysis of specimens. intends to simplify the calculation of thermal ages (1) to enable researchers to predict the likely survival of DNA and other molecules in archaeological and fossil samples.

(1) Smith C. I., Chamberlain A. T., Riley M. S., Stringer C., Collins M. (2003) The thermal history of human fossils and the likelihood of successful DNA amplification. Journal of Human Evolution 45, 203-217

Beta programme

Beta testing will begin in the coming months.

If you would like to participate in the thermal age beta testing programme then please send your email address using the contact form.