Multi-tasking in May
In amongst that lot, I have even managed to get some research done, thanks largely due to the arrival last month of my new personal microscope, enabling multi-tasking galore at my own desk! I work much more efficiently jumping between tasks as the inspirations (and deadlines) arise. So having my microscope, computer and library all within reach is rather handy. At the moment I am working on my power point presentation for the 25th Anniversary International Soil Micromorphology Workshop in Cambridge next week. I'm presenting results from a paper recently accepted for publication in Antiquity and co-authored with fellow Catalhoyuk researcher, archaeobotanist and phytolith specialist Phillipa Ryan who works at the British Museum. I'll post further details when it's available online.
Shillito, L-M. and Ryan, P. (in press) Surfaces and streets: phytoliths, micromorphology and changing use of space at Neolithic Çatalhöyük (Turkey) Antiquity