Universität Bonn

Institut für Archäologie und Kulturanthropologie DE

BoCAS labs and lab equipment

Currently, BoCAS runs two laboratories, the Biological Anthropology/Osteology Lab for studying skeletal material (2.011/2.012) and the Isotope Lab (2.014/2.015) for collagen extraction. 

Anthropology/Osteology lab     

In the Anthropology/Osteology lab, skeletal material can be studied in two spacious rooms furnished with large tables. A layer of PE foam film protects the fragile bones from damage, and lab coats as well as nitril gloves are available to avoid contamination of the bones with fibres or detergents as well as skin fats or cosmetics.Our teaching materials include various high-quality casts, and a part of the study collection of the Naturhistorisches Museum Basel. Thanks to this generous loan, we can teach osteology and variation in the human skeleton using original material, a privilege especially in the Rhineland where bone preservation is generally poor.   

Isotope lab

The Isotope lab is geared towards collagen extraction.

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Isotope lab room 2.015 © Bonn Center for ArchaeoSciences/Universität Bonn

Equipment

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Fume hood © Bonn Center for ArchaeoSciences/Universität Bonn

Fume hood

Eine Wissenschaftlerin und ein Wissenschaftler arbeiten hinter einer Glasfassade und mischen Chemikalien mit Großgeräten.
Water purification system © Bonn Center for ArchaeoSciences/Universität Bonn

Our water purification systems provides pure (type 1) and ultrapure (type 2) water. 

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Freeze dryer © Bonn Center for ArchaeoSciences/Universität Bonn

Freeze dryer

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Centrifuge © Bonn Center for ArchaeoSciences/Universität Bonn

Centrifuge

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Fridge freezer © Bonn Center for ArchaeoSciences/Universität Bonn

Fridge freezer combination

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