Laura Short

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Published on May 01, 2015

Project update!

Hi everyone! I know I was planning on doing regular updates, but between the holidays, family and personal health problems that all fell by the wayside. But I'm back and am planni...

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Published on Dec 08, 2014

The Basics - How vibrational spectroscopy works

Properties of lightFTIR and Raman spectroscopy are related techniques forcharacterizing how light interacts with matter. Light is a type of electromagnetic radiation, which also includes radiowaves...

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Published on Dec 01, 2014

Fully funded! ...Now what?

So, super exciting, the project is fully funded!Super giant thank you to everyone who donated and/or shared the link.  You guys are the BEST.From here on out I will move forward wit...

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Published on Nov 28, 2014

Expanded Project Perks!

So Experiment isn't set up to provide tangible rewards - the value isn't in a product produced, but knowing you were able to help research to move forward.  That said, I thought it ...

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Published on Nov 28, 2014

Foodstuffs of Native Americans - Part 1: Domesticates

November is Native American Heritage Month, so I thought it would be neat to discuss some of the plant foods that were cultivated and eaten by Native Americans.  I'll start with a handful of plants...

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Published on Nov 29, 2014

Foodstuffs of Native Americans - Part 2: Wild Plants

November is Native American Heritage Month, so I thought it would be neat to go through some of the plant foods that were cultivated and eaten by Native Americans.  I started with plants that you m...

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Published on Nov 26, 2014

Another way to follow my research

I just realized I forgot to post this earlier -On the advice of another PhD student who crowdfunded his research, I've started a FB page.  It is significantly less formal than what I'll be posting ...

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Published on Nov 25, 2014

A short review of chemical analysis of foodstuffs and vibrational spectroscopy of FCR

The first analysis of archaeological food residue occurred in the 1930s, when Johannes Grüss used basic chemical tests to identify blackresidue on a ceramic vessel as overcooked milk (Craig and Col...

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Archaeology grad student here. Wish I could afford to help out more, but this sounds like a cool project.
Nov 17, 2016
Mapping and dating one of the most important early human settlements in eastern North America
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PlosOne: $1,350. So not bad, but still more than my entire budget! :)
Dec 02, 2014
If Lara Croft had a laser gun: Chemical analysis of residue on archaeological stone
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Well, she'll end up in there somewhere, I'm sure.
Dec 02, 2014
If Lara Croft had a laser gun: Chemical analysis of residue on archaeological stone
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I don't qualify for the SAS awards, but I could try for one of their poster awards when I present at the SAA's. I didn't know about Sigma Xi - luckily I got my funding, so I won't have to worry about that, though I will let others know about it in the future. Thanks!
Dec 01, 2014
If Lara Croft had a laser gun: Chemical analysis of residue on archaeological stone
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I haven't, but I do see they have published archaeology/Raman papers recently. Their fees are not listed on their website, but I have contacted them. I think most are in the several thousand dollar range; I haven't seen any that allow universal access for free, though I have seen some allow personal distribution (i.e. through author webpages and the like) for free.
Dec 01, 2014
If Lara Croft had a laser gun: Chemical analysis of residue on archaeological stone
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