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The project ‘A Taste of Hard Work’, funded by Wellcome Trust, aims to  elucidate the potential of ancient tartar to reveal exposure to a variety of respiratory irritants and their links to health in past societies by unlocking the signature of inhaled/ingested occupational debris and pollutants generated during crafting. 

The project will apply state-of-the-art microscopic methods in Archaeology and Physics, and working both with experimental archaeology and ancient skeletal material.


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A visit to Padua

The Ancient city of Padua, in Roman times Patavium, has been an important centre for the craft and trade of wool and wool products.

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