IPERION HSIntegrating Platforms for the European Research Infrastructure ON Heritage Science


Ancient proteomics (palaeoproteomics) is the extraction and identification of proteins from archaeological remains and cultural heritage materials.This can help to identify the taxonomic origin of an archaeological sample, can be used to identify food past use or consumption, as well as identify proteins which may be related to disease. Ancient proteomics involves the extraction of proteins and their subsequent analysis using LC-MS/MS.

Fields of application

  • Cultural heritage

    archaeological object and site, art, manuscript, textile

  • Natural heritage

    animal product, archaeobotanical remains, skeleton, taxidermy collection


  • organic

    animal parts, textiles, animal bones, animal teeth, human bones, human remains, human teeth, seeds


Archive image

Liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometery

Contact person
Jessica Hendy