Fraiser's research leads to northern Scotland

Dr. Frasier creating a sample from a whalebone.

Dr. Frasier creating a sample from a whalebone.

Dr. Brenna Fraiser’s work analyzing DNA from pre-historic whalebones recently led her to Northern Isles of Scotland.

Dr. Fraiser is a professor and course coordinator with the Forensic Sciences program at Saint Mary’s. In June, she and fellow researcher Vicki Szabo from Western Carolina University traveled to University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) Archaeology Institute, to examine the institute’s collection of whalebone artefacts and extract DNA samples.

The research is part of a large project which is investigating the use of whale bone in Western Atlantic society over the last 1000 years.

See the full story here:
https://archaeologyorkney.com/2019/06/18/extracting-dna-from-the-cairns-whalebone-collection/