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July 31, 2019

Kevin Salesse and colleagues just published a new contribution in the International Journal of Paleopathology.

This paper aims at investigating the possible existence of isotopic offsets in δ 13 C col and δ 15 N col values in relation to tertiary syphilis. For this stud...

June 25, 2019

In the past week, the first radiocarbon dates within the CRUMBEL project have been obtained at the Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory of the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage in Brussels (IRPA/KIK). 

Thirty-five cremated bone samples from 13 archaeological sites located...

June 11, 2019

The CRUMBEL Team is very proud to share that our very own Barbara Veselka won the Early Career Researcher Prize for Best Oral Presentation at UKAS 2019, in Manchester. She shared some results of her PhD research in a dynamic and engaging presentation entitled “Debunkin...

Christophe, Amanda, Kevin, Elisavet, Sarah, and Barbara represented the CRUMBEL project team at the biannual UKAS conference in Manchester.

This year’s UKAS program was filled with interesting talks with topics ranging from palaeoclimate and environmental change to mobi...

April 11, 2019

Between the 18th and 22nd of March, we visited Vienna to learn more about tooth cementum annulation (TCA), that can be used to estimate age-at-death of individuals from archaeological collections. This is particularly useful when studying cremated human remains since t...

September 13, 2018

From 5 to 8 September 2018, the CRUMBEL team attended the 24th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA 2018) in Barcelona, Spain. These were also the first days of Amanda, Ellie, Marta and Rica on the CRUMBEL Team. 

It was the occasion for...

August 27, 2018

A new paper has been recently published by Giacomo Capuzzo in PLOS ONE. The study represents the first effort towards characterizing Bronze Age population dynamics in Central-Southern Europe through the Summed Calibrated Probability Distributions (SCPD method, based on...

August 15, 2018

In July 2018, Charlotte Sabaux attended a practical course on the archaeological study of death based in Pompeii. 

"I had the chance to participate for two weeks in an intensive training course on cremations in Pompeii" says Charlotte. "The project 'Investigating t...

July 24, 2018

From 13 to 15 July 2018, members of the CRUMBEL Team attended the Society for Medieval Archaeology 2018 Annual Conference entitled Grave Concerns: Death, Landscape and Locality in Medieval Society. More information can be found here: 


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