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Archaeology alumna Matilda Sebire wins Janneke Fruin-Helb Scholarship 2017

On Friday 10 November 2017 the annual Janneke Fruin-Helb Scholarship was awarded to alumna Matilda Sebire. She graduated in the master's specialisation in Material Culture Studies.

The Janneke Fruin-Helb Scholarschip is awarded to a student who has applied for a scholarship at LUF to conduct research abroad, based on the quality and creativity of their research proposal. Matilda Sebire received funding from LUF to conduct a research project at the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük in Turkey under the supervision of Dr. Tsoraki.

The project investigates prehistoric ornament technologies and combines experimental archaeology and microwear analysis to understand the technological choices expressed in the production of Neolithic beads. Preliminary results of the project were published on the Ҫatalhöyük Research Project 2017 Archive report.

Matilda Sebire working on an experiment