You will carry out work that will support the macroscopic recording and biomolecular analyses of large quantities of archaeological skeletal material. This includes maintaining the human bone lab in the School of Archaeology and Ancient History, and supporting staff at the Van Geest laboratory where required. The Tobacco, Health and History project aims to assess the impact of the arrival and commodification of tobacco on health in post-medieval Europe. Through the development of novel biomolecular approaches and interdisciplinary dialogue it will be the first dedicated assessment of the role of tobacco in shifting disease patterns in the Post-Medieval period. Through contrasting three different societies, the project will consider how social and economic priorities of the time influenced health and the lasting ramifications of these on society.
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