ALIMENT (Animals and LIvestock provisioning in the ModErN Town) is een archeologisch syntheseonderzoek

Februari, 2024

Showcasing the results of our ALIMENT-project, the BB-lab team worked together with ‘Raakvlak Brugge’ to set up a pop-up exhibition about the role of animals in Flanders during the postmedieval period. Appropriately, the event was organized in the 17th century buildings of petting farm ‘Zeven Torentjes’, just outside the city of Bruges. The exhibition was geared towards a wide audience and featured a range of interesting animal remains found across Flanders. In addition to learning more about human-animal relationships in the past, visitors were also able to familiarize themselves with the animals living at the farm.

The exhibition, taking place during the February school break, was a great success. Not only did the opening of the event attract a delegation of representatives from the city of Bruges, at the end of the week a total of 1968 visitors were counted. As outreach is an important part of our job as archaeological scientists, we feel this is a significant achievement for our team.

BB-Lab first CRIME-travel after long pandemic break

September 14, 2021

Finally after several lockdowns and delays due to the pandemic some of the BB-labbers were able to travel outside of Belgium again. 

The CRIME project focuses on the research of prehistoric funeral rituals and their changes in Slovenia. A large part of the project is the preparation of a map of biologically available strontium for Slovenia. During the brief visit from September 1th to September 5th, the BB-labbers Steven Goderis, Christophe Snoeck, Charlotte Sabaux and Carina Gerritzen visited the research team in Slovenia from the University of Ljubljana, and the Jo┼żef Stefan Institute, to plan the future sampling strategy and other project related collaborations.

It was a great opportunity to strengthen the bonds between the two research teams. Within just two days the team managed to sample a large amount of their first Slovenian plants for Sr-Isotope analysis.

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