June 11, 2014

Simon Lewis (Queen Mary University of London) and Peter Hoare (Norwich Castle Museum) used the BOSCORF core splitting and imaging equipment to process cores from Happisburgh, Norfolk, the site of the earliest evidence of human presence in Britain.  The project, which also involves researchers from Southampton University, is mapping the archaeological deposits at Happisburgh and integrating geological information from sections and boreholes with onshore and offshore geophysical data.

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June 6, 2014

Sam Griffith (a PhD student at the University of Southampton) has been using the BOSCORF SEM as part of a taphonomy project.  The aim of the study is to better define the effects that mobile fluvial and marine sediments have on the development of micro-abrasion patterns on bone. Bone samples are imaged pre and post abrasion at two different magnifications.  It is hoped that quantifying changes in bone’s surface structure will provide a useful tool for determining the transport histories and... Read More

February 21, 2014

This week Anna Lichtschlag and Ambra Milani (from the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton) are splitting JC77 cores for Itrax core scanning.  Anna is analysing these North Sea cores as part of the ECO2 – Sub-seabed CO2 Storage: Impact on Marine Ecosystems project.

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