• READ MORE
    Morphometrics of Starch Granules from Sub-Saharan Plants and the Taxonomic Identification of Ancient Starch
    October 11, 2018
    A new research paper exploring the many difficulties to identify starch granules taxonomically through diagnostic morphometrics: Shortcomings become visible when using large reference collections.
  • READ MORE
    Acheulean prepared core technologies from the eastern Zimbabwe Escarpment, Maunganidze (Manicaland)
    October 11, 2018
    A paper published May 2016 presenting on developments of an Acheulian aged site in eastern Zimbabwe
  • READ MORE
    Starch contamination landscapes in field archaeology: Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania
    October 11, 2018
    Research paper published March 2017 discussing potential safe and reproducible anticontamination protocol exists for ancient starch research
  • READ MORE
    Exaggerated expectations in ancient starch research and the need for new taphonomic and authenticity criteria
    October 11, 2018
    A paper published in July 2018 outlines new taphonomic and authenticity criteria to guide future work toward designing research programs that fully exploit the potential of ancient starch
  • READ MORE
    Structural characterization and decontamination of dental calculus for ancient starch research
    May 8, 2019
    Dental calculus research relies on destructive techniques. Two strategies that remediate permanent loss of sample and enhance reproducibility are: molecular structural characterization and decontamination protocols of proven efficacy
  • READ MORE
    Scientific facts and oral traditions in Oldupai Gorge, Tanzania: symmetrically analysing palaeoanthropological and Maasai black boxes.
    May 8, 2019
    his article utilizes actor–network theory to ethnographically and symmetrically compare the epistemic cultures of both the Maasai and palaeoanthropologists in Oldupai, and argues that while scientific and Maasai knowledge may differ in cultural content, both groups built ‘black boxes’ – such as scientific facts and oral traditions – in parallel and equally logical forms