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Madeleine Bleasdale

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Madeleine Bleasdale

Madeleine Bleasdale

Madeleine Bleasdale


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Curriculum Vitae

Madeleine Bleasdale received her BSc in Archaeology from University College London and her MSc in Bioarchaeology from the University of York. Her MSc thesis, "The Queen's Chapel of the Savoy: A Dietary Reconstruction of a British Post-medieval Population Using Stable Isotope Analysis", explored the diet of a post-medieval population associated with a medieval hospital, military infirmary, prison and barracks. 

Madeleine joined the Department of Archaeology as a PhD Researcher. Her research explores the development of pastoralism and milk consumption in Africa by applying biomolecular analyses to dental calculus and ceramics. 

Current Project: 
The Origins of Dairying in Ancient Africa

Organizational Unit (Department, Group, Facility):

  • Department of Archaeology
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