How it's done: Stage 10
Stage 10: Bringing all the results strands together
Once we have received results from the various strands, we can begin to draft scientific peer-reviewed journal papers and prepare some public and conference presentations.
We see at least three journal papers results from this research project:
(a) Combining results from the metrical data (i.e the measurements), stable isotopes (dietary, geographical and seasonal data), ancient DNA gender ID, radiocarbon dating and the archaeological research to compare and contrast the dogs to the Irish and British Viking-Age and Medieval sites.
(b) Combining the ancient genomics population levels and origins results with the results from the first paper and determine what kind of dogs were in Ireland and Britain during Viking-Age and Medieval times and if they changed through time, or even interbred with wild wolves.
(c) Research based on the roles and functions of dogs, wolves and horses, and their relationships with humans and within Viking-Age and Medieval societies.
There will be general articles to accompany our results papers in for example, Archaeology Ireland magazine.
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