Research Laboratory for Archaeology & the History of Art
Dyson Perrins Building
South Parks Road
Publications and other interests
Dr Thibaut Devièse
I joined the PalaeoChron team in April 2014 to work on the development of singe amino acid dating. I am a chemist by training, with several years of experience in the separation and characterisation of organic compounds from archaeological remains. You can read on the progress of my work on the single amino acid dating page.
Education and Previous work
I obtained my PhD in 2009, in analytical chemistry from the University of Pisa and the University Pierre & Marie Curie (Paris, France) in collaboration with the "Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France" (Paris). My doctoral research mainly concerned the development of a multi-analytical approach based on separation, structural and spectroscopic techniques for the characterisation of organic and inorganic materials from archaeological Roman burials.
In 2009, I joined the Department of Conservation and Scientific research at the British Museum (London) where I conducted research on the characterisation of organic materials, particularly focusing on organic residues in ceramics using Gas Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) and on natural organic colorants using High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC).
In 2011, based at the British Museum, I took up the role of postdoctoral researcher on the Leverhulme Trust-funded project "Andean textiles: organic colourants, biological sources and dyeing technologies".