2018-07-01 \\ Outreach
Bjørn presented the results of his Master's project at this year's AAPAs in Austin, Texas: “Barking up the Wrong Tree? Searching for sexual dimorphism in deciduous enamel thickness and density”.
His study used micro-computed tomography to explore differences in the enamel properties of milk teeth between boys and girls of a 19th century Dutch archaeological skeletal material. No differences were found between the two sexes, in fact, the differences within the boys and girls subsamples were larger than the differences between them.
2018-06-28 \\ Publications
Amanda published the results of a pilot study examining the potential energetic costs of collecting fuel. These costs are quite high compared to other activities, and can even outweigh the energetic benefits of cooked foods!
The paper is available online from Quaternary International today. The preprint version is available on our publications page.
2018-06-1 \\ Outreach
Amanda was invited to a Colloquim at the Collège de France on the "Energetics of the Hominins", where she gave a talk on the costs of fire. Two days of talks covered changes in hominin brain size, brain growth, food acquisition and food processing.
Colloquia at the College are open to the public and are recorded. The videos of all of the talks are available online on the Collège's website.
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HARVEST is an European Research Council funded research project (ERC-STG 677576) awarded to Amanda G. Henry.
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