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Nunalleq in Istanbul

September 17, 2014

Not only are we academics back in Aberdeen since a couple of weeks, we’re also just back from Istanbul. There, at the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) large yearly conference, several people from the Alaska team presented papers on Nunalleq. Charlotta spoke on community archaeology and Yup’ik heritage, Kate spoke on subsistence patterns based on what the isotopes from the human hair samples are telling us, Ellen, PhD student working with faunal material from the site and a familiar face at the excavations, spoke about her research on dog-diet and how it compares to human diet, and Thom, also a PhD-student working on residue analyses of pottery spoke about his results from the Nunalleq pottery (the pots were all used for marine mammals and fish storage/cooking). Several other members of the Alaska team were also present at the conference, Rick, Ana & Paul, our plant-machro postdoc who stars in a few weeks, but they were all presenting research from different projects.

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We also had time to explore the ancient, vibrant and beautiful city of Istanbul and some of its historic sites, and sample some delicious Turkish food.

Thom, Kate, Paul, Rick & Charlotta, enjoying a pint while waiting for dinner

Thom, Kate, Paul, Rick & Charlotta, enjoying a pint while waiting for dinner

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Rosemary Pilatti permalink
    September 22, 2014 03:04

    Hello! Everyone looking so fine!….all cleaned up….with uncovered skin…..wearing town clothes! Prost!

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