Crab apples, 3500 BC to 2000 BC

Hello, I’m Penny and I work as a researcher with Project TIME. I am an archaeobotanist, so I look at plant macro-remains (usually charred fruits and seeds) that are preserved in archaeological deposits. These are good raw materials for radiocarbon dates from excavated sites.   I’m really excited about starting Project TIME’s database, it’s a great opportunity for me to also research lots of archaeobotanical results from the period between 3500 and 2000 BC. I’m particularly interested in looking at contexts where apple remains are found. Crab applesContinue reading “Crab apples, 3500 BC to 2000 BC”

Project TIME is go! Or research in the cold climate of a global pandemic…

So, we’re off! After seemingly months where recruitment of the team has stalled due to the pandemic, and Seren changing jobs and arriving at the wonderful Manchester Metropolitan University (hurrah!), we are finally ready to get going… But, managing a research project that needs a lot of access to museum archives during the time ofContinue reading “Project TIME is go! Or research in the cold climate of a global pandemic…”