New paper combining bone and dental histology that I co-authored and led by Rosie Pitfield, PhD researcher at the University of Kent (UK), reports microscopic markers of an infradian biorhythm in human juvenile ribs - now in press in Bone: www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S8756328218304423?dgcid=raven_sd_aip_email
Wednesday 27 November around 5pm my phone kept ringing like mad and exploding with texts! Turns out people were trying to contact me to let me know I had been awarded a 3 year fellowship funded by the Australian Research Council! My project funded under the Discovery Early Career Researcher Award ($381,268) will investigate Asia-Pacific archaeological human bone microstructure in relation to past lifestyles. Congratulations to all other winning grants, and fingers crossed for future results to those who are yet to be funded!
NZ Marsden Fund awards 2018 have just been announced and we are thrilled to find out that a large collaborative project led by Professor Buckley and Dr Petchey from the University of Otago that includes me has been funded ($827,000)!
"The Best of Times, the Worst of Times: A Biocultural investigation of 19th century Frontier mining cemeteries in Australia, New Zealand and California" brings together international Biological Anthropology experts to explore human adaptations to mining life.