Palaeohistology: The palaeohistology lab facilitates the microscopic study of ancient tissues. This laboratory was set up by John Denton, and is one of very few facilities dedicated to this research. Histological analysis allows us to identify tissue, assess the level of preservation, and study disease. Plant, animal and human remains can all be studied.
General purpose lab: The general purpose lab is used for a wide range of experimental and preparative work. Pretreatment and preparation of samples for a variety of techniques are performed here, as are DNA extractions from modern samples and the production of experimental models.
Clean room: The clean room is set aside for the initial preparation of ancient samples. Using a separate lab limits the possibility of contamination.
Central services: The Faculty of Life Sciences provides access to a wide variety of analytical and support facilities.