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ChemArch: The organic chemistry and molecular biology of archaeological artefacts

Project description

Archaeology meets analytical chemistry and biology

Archaeology is typically associated with excavation, studies of structures and dating of finds. However, numerous fields have developed advanced techniques and novel chemical and biological tools that are opening the door to detailed information invaluable to our understanding of ancient peoples and cultures. Multidisciplinary training is required to exploit the tremendous potential. The EU-funded ChemArch project is developing a global network of labs, manufacturers and suppliers of analytical equipment, museums and archaeologists to support a doctoral program that bridges the gap between analytical scientific approaches and archaeology. The team will also develop best practices and tools for this exciting new field that will help us all better understand and preserve Europe's unique prehistoric artefact record.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF YORK
Net EU contribution
€ 1 515 862,80
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire
United Kingdom

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Region
Yorkshire and the Humber North Yorkshire York
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (3)

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 1 003 619,52
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 892 566,00
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 824 406,12
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00