Festivals, Feasting and Animals at Stonehenge
- Available on request
This resource supports the teaching of instrumental analysis, including gas chromatography - mass spectrometry (GS-MS) time of flight mass spectrometry, using the context of archaeology.
The activity does this by relating the use of solvents, chromatography and mass spectrometry techniques to discoveries from the study of Stonehenge and the nearby settlement Durrington Walls. Archaeologists have been able to determine what people were eating at this settlement 4500 years ago as well as where the food was coming from, including some surprises about the geographical origins of the meat that was eaten.
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About the organiser
This activity is organised by School of History, Archaeology and Religion. Contact Julie Best at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Teacher supervision is required.