Subjects/methods: Biomolecular Archaeology

The extraction and characterisation of ancient biomolecules from archaeological remains provides a new and potent source of information concerning the evolution and genetic history of species, and enables archaeologists to investigate questions concerning artificial selection, diet, demography and disease in plant, animal and human populations. Researchers at the University of Sheffield have combined biomolecular analysis with material cultural and palaeoenvironmental evidence to achieve a fuller understanding of past lifeways.

Academic StaffBiomolecular Archaeology

Umberto Albarella

Glynis Jones

Research Centres

SCALE centre