IPERION HSIntegrating Platforms for the European Research Infrastructure ON Heritage Science


Study of animal remains from archaeological sites in order to understand how people used and interacted with animals in the past, the environments people lived in, created and changed, and their efect on animal biodiversity and biogeography.

Fields of application

  • Cultural heritage

    archaeological object and site, anthropogenic object

  • Natural heritage

    animal product, shell, skeleton


  • organic

    animal parts


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The skeleton preparation facilities include all equipment necessary for defleshing and degreasing animal skeletons from horse size to small birds, to a required standard. The facilities include three large freezers and a fridge. Two induction heaters (hobs) and suitable pots are used for simmering and boiling, and a temperature probe can be used to maintain...