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Department of Human Evolution

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (341) 3550 - 350
fax: +49 (0341) 3550 - 399

e-mail: streiber@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Helen Fewlass

Doctoral Student

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department of Human Evolution
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig
Germany

phone: 0049 (0) 341 3550 764
fax: 0049 (0) 341 3550 399
e-mail: helen_fewlass@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Research Interests

I am a PhD student at the IMPRS Leipzig School of Human Origins in the Department of Human Evolution at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. During my undergraduate and Master's training I studied a wide range of subjects spanning archaeological science, biological anthropology, geology and paleontology. My past research projects, carried out in the Organic Geochemistry Unit at the University of Bristol, focused on palaeo-dietary exploration through lipid residue analysis and compound-specific stable isotope analysis.

The arrival of AMH in Europe and the nature of their contact with Neanderthals is a fascinating research focus within archaeology. Radiocarbon dating is crucial to our understanding of this period and under the supervision of Dr Sahra Talamo for my PhD research I am refining the radiocarbon method for bone collagen. Expanding the conditions under which collagen can be reliably dated will refine chronologies and allow a higher resolution exploration of this dynamic period of human history.