Beakers and Bodies
Building on studies of Beakers and early metalwork in North-East Scotland, the Leverhulme Trust-funded Beakers and Bodies Project was established in the University of Aberdeen’s Museums to undertake in-depth analysis and interpretation of this particular region.
The project focused on all Beaker-associated burials (and related funerary traditions) within the North-East, including archival research, osteological analysis, a critical appraisal of existing dates, evaluation of burial assemblages, 40 new radiocarbon dates and stable isotope analyses of human bones, accompanied by summary work in adjacent areas.
The Beakers and Bodies Project was funded by the Leverhulme Trust (grant F/00 152/S). The project team, led by Neil Curtis, included Dr Margaret Hutchison, Dr Mandy Jay, Ray Kidd, Alexandra Shepherd, Ian Shepherd, Dr Alison Sheridan and Margot Wright, with Neil Wilkin as project researcher.