Prof. Dr. ir.

Christophe SNOECK

Research Professor in Archaeological Sciences jointly with MARI-Archaeology

ERC Starting Grant LUMIERE

Coordinator Crumbel EOS FWO-FNRS project

  • DPhil 2015 (PhD) in Archaeological Science, Merton College, University of Oxford, UK
  • MSc 2011 in Archaeological Science, Merton College, University of Oxford, UK
  • MSc 2010 in Chemical and Materials Engineering, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Phone: 
+32-2-6291480

Project title:

How much information can we extract from the structure, elemental and isotope composition of archaeological and palaeontological bone and tooth bioapatite?

Project summary:

It is crucial to understand the lives of past animal and human populations, including diet, mobility, landscape use and environmental conditions. To do this I use clues preserved in ancient bones and teeth in the form of isotopic and elemental signatures.

Field sites:

I am working on archaeological human cremated bone fragments from a wide range of sites across Europe, including Stonehenge. I also work on wooden artefacts from Trinidad and Florida. Finally, I have the opportunity to study the famous Belgian Iguanodon Collection.

Keywords:

FTIR, IRMS, ICP-MS and MC-ICP-MS