Posts Tagged: heritage science

Napoleon Bonaparte is popularly quoted as saying “An army marches on its stomach”, and even though he wasn’t born until long after the Mary Rose sank, the crew of that warship knew the importance of being well fed.   Among the 19,000 objects recovered from the wreck of the Mary Rose, we found evidence of… Read more »

SCIENCE IN THE SERVICE OF HENRY VIII THE MARY ROSE TRUST AT NEW SCIENTIST LIVE 2017 EXCEL LONDON, THURSDAY 28 SEPTEMBER – SUNDAY 1 OCTOBER 2017 The Mary Rose Trust is delighted to announce their participation in New Scientist Live, ‘the world’s most exciting festival of ideas’, from 28 September –1 October 2017 at the… Read more »

Scientists are using microbiology to examine some of the human remains from Henry VIII’s flagship Mary Rose to determine if any come from the same person.   Research by Dr Garry Scarlett, a DNA expert at the University of Portsmouth, should enable museum staff to recreate the skeletons of some of the crew.   Only… Read more »

Museum of the Ancient Ships of Pisa

Some members of the Mary Rose conservation team, myself included, recently had the privilege to spend a week in Florence, Italy, to attend WOAM 2016, which is a conference organised every three years by the ICOM-CC working group for Wet Organic Archaeological Materials (WOAM for short!). ICOM-CC stands for International Council of Museums – Committee… Read more »