ABM 2021 MEETING
The virtual ABM 2021 meeting aims to bring together a balanced community of experts for a dynamic forum for exchange. The goal of the ABM 2021 meeting is to nurture and grow the community that was established in 2018. Key to the meeting is the development of an updated website, which will serve as a communication hub to identify connections between advanced scientific approaches (e.g., DNA, mass-spectrometry, and antibody-based) and open research questions, thereby fostering focused and mutually beneficial collaborations, as well as providing educational resources.
Join us at ABM 2023 July 19-21, 2023 in NYC!
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Rock Art Australia Minderoo Chair in Archaeological Science
School of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science
University of Melbourne
Melbourne VIC, Australia
Archaeomicrobiology: Method Development to “Fingerprint” Australian Cultural Ochre Using Microbial DNA Analysis
Professor Rachel Popelka-Filcoff is the Rock Art Australia Minderoo Chair in Archaeological Science in the School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Melbourne, where she leads archaeological science initiatives. Her laboratory integrates advanced characterisation, spectroscopic and statistical-driven approaches, in the areas of archaeological science and cultural heritage chemistry. Her research is to the first comprehensive integrative characterisation of Australian natural mineral pigments on cultural heritage materials by several analytical methods to answer questions about provenance and composition. Rachel holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Missouri as a National Science Foundation Research Fellow and completed a National Research Council postdoc at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).