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Books & Beasts: Parchment Identification from Animal Protein Analysis

Date and Time: 
Monday, April 6, 2015. 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Meeting Location: 
Stanford Archaeology Center
Meeting Description: 
About the speaker:
Matthew Collins, University of York, UK. Matthew Collins, professor of bioarchaeology at the University of York. He specializes in utilizing collagen samples to identify species of animals used for parchment and manuscript papers.
 
Meeting description:
This talk will discuss Professor Collin's use of scientific and humanistic methodology to understand how animals were integrated into the production of parchment and manuscript papers in Medieval Europe.

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