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29 May 2019
Tephrochronology is a vital tool for correlating palaeoceanographic, palaeoclimatic and archaeological records around the Mediterranean. Extensive studies of tephra layers from marine sediments in the central Mediterranean (Ionian, Adriatic and Tyrrhenian Seas) have enhanced our understanding of archaeological, palaeoclimatological and volcanological records in that region. However, the Aegean and eastern Mediterranean Seas have not so far benefited from the stratigraphic and chronological...
28 May 2019
This year, Miros, Millie and Mike all visited the Continental Scientific Drilling Co-ordination Office/LacCore at the University of Minnesota. This was to attend one of the LacCore training courses delivered as part of the training and workforce development program, and gave BOSCORF staff an opportunity to exchange ideas and best practise with another core repository. LacCore is primarily a lake coring facility, offering a full service from project planning to delivery, and core analysis....
28 May 2019
This year BOSCORF was pleased to be able to offer two runs of the "Advanced techniques in sediment core analysis and data visualisation." This year’s guest lecturers were: Simon Crowhurst (the University of Cambridge), who delivered an outstanding session focused on the use of the Avaatech core scanner in the environmental sciences; Andy Cundy (University of Southampton) who gave a comprehensive overview of XRF theory and Mark Vardy of SAND Geophysics who presented the use of the MSCL-S and...
2 April 2019
The response and adaptations of Homo Sapiens to environmental changes over the last 200 kyr can provide an important insight into future response of today's society to changing climate. The relationship between humans and environment, in particular the driver of the human dispersal out of Africa remains poorly understood. My research aims to investigate the link between hominin migration and environmental changes over the last 200 kyr (Marine Isotope Stages 6 - 1) by reconstructing...