Graduate School

Postgraduate success in securing Innovation Initiative Grant

Meaghan Dyer, 1st year Osteoarchaeology PhD student, receives an Edinburgh University Innovation Initiative Grant. (Published 27th May 2016)

Doctoral student Meaghan Dyer will receive a £4049 Innovation Initiative Grant to carry out experimental research and create postgraduate workshops on violence-related trauma identification and analysis. Under the supervision of Dr Linda Fibiger, Meaghan is investigating violence-related head injuries in prehistory Europe, many of which have not been attributed to particular weapons. Using artificial bone material traditionally used in ballistics testing, Meaghan intends to match fractures experimentally produced by a variety of prehistoric stone and antler tools with cases of head trauma identified in the archaeological record. She will also use the results of her experimental research to set up a virtual blunt force library.