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Christophe

Prof. Dr. Ir. Christophe Snoeck

Research professor, ERC LUMIERE, Professors
+32-2-6291480

Biography

PROJECT TITLE:

How much information can we extract from the structure, elemental and isotope composition of archaeological and palaeontological bone and tooth bioapatite?

PROJECT SUMMARY:

It is crucial to understand the lives of past animal and human populations, including diet, mobility, landscape use and environmental conditions. To do this I use clues preserved in ancient bones and teeth in the form of isotopic and elemental signatures.

FIELD SITES:

I am working on archaeological human cremated bone fragments from a wide range of sites across Europe, including Stonehenge. I also work on wooden artefacts from Trinidad and Florida. Finally, I have the opportunity to study the famous Belgian Iguanodon Collection.

EDUCATION:

  • DPhil 2015 (PhD) in Archaeological Science, Merton College, University of Oxford, UK
  • MSc 2011 in Archaeological Science, Merton College, University of Oxford, UK
  • MSc 2010 in Chemical and Materials Engineering, Universit√© Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

KEYWORDS:

FTIR, IRMS, ICP-MS and MC-ICP-MS

Location

Room F8.55
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels