Cultural and Scientific Perceptions of Human-Chicken Interactions

Lead Research Organisation: Bournemouth University
Department Name: Faculty of Science and Technology

Abstract

The chicken is native to Southeast Asia but over the last 8,000 years it has been transported by people around the world - no other livestock species is so widely established. The chicken's eastward spread from Asia to the Americas has been the subject of many studies; however, its diffusion to the West has received much less attention. There have been a few small-scale surveys documenting the spread of chickens across Europe but there has been no comprehensive review about the rapidity of the spread and its cultural and environmental impacts. No ancient (and little modern) DNA work has been published for European chickens, nor have there been any isotopic studies focussed specifically upon their diets or whether they were bred locally or traded. Given the social and cultural significance of this species (whether as a provider of meat, eggs or feathers, its widespread use in cockfighting or its association with ritual, magic and medicine), a detailed analysis of the natural and cultural history of chickens in Europe is long overdue and this has genuine potential to provide cultural data of the highest quality and relevance for a range of disciplines and audiences.

To realise this potential and elucidate the circumstances and meaning of the westward spread of the chicken from the late prehistoric period to modern times our trans-disciplinary team - composed of experts of international renown in European archaeology, anthropology, genetics, zooarchaeology, and other branches of archaeological science - will integrate the evidence from their specialist studies to answer the following questions:

1) When, how and why did domestication and the early husbandry of chicken take place in Europe?

2) How rapidly did chickens spread into different parts of Europe and how was this diffusion linked to population movements, trade or cultural changes?

3) When did poultry and egg production emerge and how intensively were chickens exploited for these products in different regions and periods?

4) When and where did modern chicken breeds develop?

5) How have chickens changed society and culture in antiquity and in modern times?

6) Can evidence from the past be used to transform modern practices of chicken management?

Research will be carried out at the Universities of Bournemouth, Nottingham, Roehampton, Durham, Leicester and York to investigate these questions. This work will be supported by an interactive research network "The Chicken Coop" (www.chickenco-op.net) that has already been established. In addition to the Chicken Coop members, we will work with colleagues from many parts of the UK and continental Europe, who will supply information and samples for analysis. Our research will directly involve groups drawn from beyond the academic community (including schoolchildren, chicken breeders and artists), with whom we will collaborate to produce physical and virtual art exhibitions. These will complement a series of museum exhibitions 'The Chicken Trail' that, together, will tell the story of the chicken's domestication and spread across Europe.

The research will generate a large number of papers for academic journals and provide other publications and outputs aimed at a wider audience. The project aims to use the study of chickens to demonstrate how studies in the arts, humanities and sciences can be fused together for the benefit of both academic and non-academic communities. Chickens play a major role in modern European societies. This project will greatly increase our knowledge of the history of this exotic species and allow those who keep chickens to appreciate how this knowledge can be used to the benefit of the management of chickens in the present and future.

Planned Impact

All team members, from PI to PhD students, will contribute to the Impact programme, ensuring that they not only gain skills and experience in communicating research but also appreciate how the arts and sciences can be fused creatively for social benefit.
Our pilot project highlighted four groups with whom we wish to engage; they will not only benefit from the project but will be actively involved in it:

1) General public. Chickens are as much a part of Europe's cultural heritage as the more visible monuments of Stonehenge or the Coliseum but, because they are abundant and widespread, their cultural significance is overlooked. Yet it is their very familiarity that makes chickens an engaging cultural and educational resource. To communicate their importance we will commission a documentary to explain the project's findings in an accessible format. This will be made available on-line with clips incorporated into our exhibitions at institutions including the Natural History Museum (Tring), Museum of London and Fishbourne Roman Palace. These exhibitions will be connected with the art exhibition (above) to establish 'The Chicken Trail' that, together, will explain the natural/cultural history of the chicken. A tourist guide to The Chicken Trail will be available for free download via the Coop website and those of our collaborating institutions. The Chicken Trail will be launched in January 2017 to coincide with the Chinese 'Year of the Rooster'.

2) Schoolchildren. From the start, we will work with educational artist, Ben Frimet, to deliver cross-curricular activities to schools/academies nationwide. Using chickens as the focus, pupils will be taught (art) history, archaeology, environmental ethics and scientific techniques. The project's results will be used as the focus for the pupil's creative writing (re-imagining the life-history of their animals) and artwork. Artistic outputs will be uploaded to the Coop website and will form the foundation of physical art exhibitions installed within the institutions involved in the project but also in public spaces (e.g. butchers' shops and laundrettes) within inner-city London: Frimet has successfully pioneered similar exhibitions.

3) Chicken Breeders/Keepers. Today, chickens are a serious economic, environmental and ethical concern. The impact of their management is hotly debated: at the large-scale, intensive farming has been widely critiqued (e.g. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's 'Chicken Out' campaign) whereas small-scale domestic husbandry has been equally lambasted for spreading disease (The Guardian 23/05/12). Our project will provide both a philosophical review and deep-time empirical evidence to inform on these current debates. Throughout the project we will communicate our results to the world of poultry breeders via our partnership with Practical Poultry (membership 17,000) and through publication in their dedicated magazine. We will work directly with members, briefing them on the significance of chickens and providing information on the origin and genetic diversity of rare breed populations - issues key to the development of effective management strategies. Members will be asked to provide samples for analysis and encouraged to volunteer for anthropological interviews so that they might engage directly in our research.

4) Academic community. We have established Chicken Coop, an international and trans-disciplinary research hub to foster dialogue, increase knowledge transfer and facilitate collaboration between academics worldwide. All of the individuals specified on the website, and many more besides, will benefit directly from this project. It will also be a platform where discussions about chickens can be shared with the other groups. The on-line database will form a vital research platform for scholars globally.

Publications


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Callaway E (2014) Chicken project gets off the ground. in Nature
Colonese AC (2015) Archaeological bone lipids as palaeodietary markers. in Rapid communications in mass spectrometry : RCM
Fothergill B (2016) The ethics of human-chicken relationships in video games in ACM SIGCAS Computers and Society
Fothergill B (2014) The husbandry, perception and 'improvement' of turkeys in Britain, 1500-1900 in Post-Medieval Archaeology
 
Description We are developing new integrative methodologies designed to understand human and animal relationships, focusing on human and chickens interactions. Our innovative research includes developments in the methods associated with the studies of lipid residues in ceramics, DNA and isotopic analyses of chicken bones and feathers, and the metrical analysis of their bones. We are investigating the ecology of chickens and mapping their dispersal across Europe, and have devised and applied novel integrative analysis of eggshells from archaeological sites. We are also studying material culture associated with chickens in Roman Britain and Gaul, and have produced new insights into the history and nature of pathology in chicken bones. The development of a detailed database of chicken bones from archaeological sites is enabling us to undertake a comprehensive review of the spread and abundance of chickens across Europe from the late prehistoric period onwards. Our anthropological research is providing new insights into contemporary chicken-keeping and exploitation in Britain, continental Europe, North Africa and the Canary Isles. We are combining various facets of this research into co-authored papers.
Exploitation Route The developments in scientific analysis will be of value in future research in these specialist fields. The results from various periods and regions will be helpful for a wide range of archaeologists interested in animal exploitation, diet, material culture and ritual. The results will also demonstrate how scientific and cultural approaches can be integrated effectively. A deeper understanding of the history of animal-human relationships will also furnish information for modern day debates about the exploitation of animals.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Environment,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
 
Description Our research has led to the development of numerous workshops, presentations and exhibitions, most notably at the Cross Curricular school project, City of London Academy, Southwark and our participation at key events in the AHRC Being Human Festivals in 2014, 2015 and 2016. We launched our digital Chicken Trail exhibition at the National History Museum, Oxford in January 2017..
First Year Of Impact 2014
Sector Education,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural
 
Description Being Human Festival, (Chicken Nuggets: A History of the World in 100 E.g.s - Vindolanda, Hadrian's Wall)
Amount £3,000 (GBP)
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 09/2014 
End 11/2014
 
Description NERC Radiocarbon Facility
Amount £5,040 (GBP)
Funding ID NF/20 15/2/5 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK)
Start 01/2016 
 
Title Archaeological chicken database 
Description Database to capture data on chicken bones from archaeological sites and modern reference collections across Europe 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Work in progress. The data will be made available via the Archaeological Data Service by the end of the project. 
 
Description Henpower 
Organisation Henpower
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Providing publicity for the work of HenPower via our collaboration at events such as Being Human Festival
Collaborator Contribution Participation in the Being Human Festival event, Vindolanda November 2014;
Impact In preparation
Start Year 2014
 
Description Practical Poultry Magazine 
Organisation Practical Poultry Magazine
Country United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK) 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Provision of a series of short articles to the magazine on the history of chicken keeping; advertising magazine at Glastonbury Festival, Being Human Festival and other outreach events
Collaborator Contribution Access to readership to supply information about modern chicken keeping; participation in the Being Human Festival event at Vindolanda, November 2014
Impact Articles in Practical Poultry magazine
Start Year 2014
 
Description AHRC Being Human Festival 2014 (Vindolanda) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Twelve members of the project team representing all six universities involved with the research organised and participated in a day-long exhibition at Vindolanda Roman Fort, on Hadrian's Wall, in November 2014 to share their preliminary findings with members of the public. The day was organised as part of the AHRC Being Human Festival, the UK's first national festival of the humanities, and included interactive talks, handling sessions, living history, art and craft activities and experiments. Very positive feedback was received by visitors. A short film of the can can be found at http://www.sciculture.ac.uk/2015/02/18/ahrc-at-the-being-human-festival/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://scicultchickens.org/blog/what-did-romans-ever-do-us-researchers-flock-vindolanda-hadrian%E2%8...
 
Description AHRC Being Human Festival 2015 (Chicken Comedy Night, London) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact For the climax of the 2015 AHRC Being Human Festival, the project team led by the University of Nottingham organised a comedy night held on November 22nd 2015 at the Hen and Chickens Theatre, London. This event "Why did the Chicken...?" showcased the results of our research in a non-traditional way, by bringing together a host of stand-up comics and celebrities (including Kate Humble; Danny Lobell; Mike Wilkinson and Steve Cross) who are very supportive about the project's research and wanted to help us highlight the issues of being a chicken in the 21st century. The event was filmed and edited extracts will be included in a documentary film being prepared by the project team to showcase the research. The event played to a packed house and was well received.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://beinghumanfestival.org/event/why-did-the-chicken/
 
Description AHRC Ignite: Cycles of Perception and human-animal relationships (T Fothergill) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Dr Fothergill was chosen to participate in an AHRC "Ignite" event, where she condensed her PhD research into an engaging 5-minute talk for a very broad audience. It was very well-received and other speakers were convinced by the arguments presented.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description AHRC Science in Culture Ignite 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact An audience of c.150 people attended the presentations. About 60 of the participants at the event visited our exhibition stand and we discussed the aims of our project with many of them. We were also filmed (see URL).

Positive feedback received by all those who visited the stand.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.sciculture.ac.uk/project/ahrc-science-in-culture-theme-ignite-film/
 
Description Animals Conference, University of Chichester (Maltby M) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Paper entitled Why did Chickens cross the Globe? was presented by Mark Maltby at the Animals! Understanding Human Culture through the Ubiquitous Others Conference, hosted by the Sussex Archaeological Society and held at the University of Chichester on Sep 6 2014. The audience was comprised of, members of local archaeological societies, other members of the public, plus archaeological practitioners and students. Information about the aims, objectives and scope of the Humans and Chickens Project was presented. The presentation stimulated discussion and questions during the session and subsequently.

Several people from the conference came to see us at an exhibition of our project at Fishbourne Museum the following day, where they engaged in our interactive displays and we discussed with them our research in more detail. Data has subsequently been provided by several members of the audience for the Humans and Chickens Project's zooarchaeological database together with several photographs and other information about archaeological artefacts displaying chicken images.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://scicultchickens.org/blog/something-fishy-team-visits-fishbourne-roman-palace
 
Description Annual Association for Environmental Archaeology Conference, York (J. Best) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A paper entitled "Nest Egg: The Role of Eggs in Reconstructing Past Avian-Human Relationships" was delivered in the AEA conference "From Anthrosphere to Lithosphere (and back again): A Celebration of the Career and Research of Terry O'Connor". Many participants discussed the paper and further samples were acquired.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.york.ac.uk/media/archaeology/documents/conferences/Conference%20Programme%20aBA.pdf
 
Description Article in Washington Post online (N. Sykes) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An article by Karin Brulliard entitled "Chickens 'changed the world.' So why do we ignore them?" was published in the Washington Post Online on January 13th 2017. This was largely based on information provided by the project based on an interview with Naomi Sykes and Greger Larson, which incorporated information from several members of the project team.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2017/01/13/chickens-changed-the-world-so-why-do-we-i...
 
Description Association of Environmental Archaeologists Spring Conference, 28th March, 2015, Nottingham: 'Crossing boundaries: the creation of foodscapes' (Pitt, J.) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation, entitled "Crossing environmental boundaries, modelling the journey from jungle fowl to domestic chicken".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Being Human Festival, Oxford Natural History Museum 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An exhibition of the project's work was displayed as part of the "Hopes & Fears - Life & Death, Extinction & Invasion" evening held at the Natural History and Pitt Rivers Museums in Oxford on Friday November 18th 2016. This event formed part of the AHRC's Being Human Festival week. The event included live music, debates, poetry, tours, and a light show. Our display attracted over 100 visitors with whom we were able to discuss our project and changing attitudes to chickens through history.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Bioarchaeological Research Seminar, Oxford University (O. Lebrasseur, G. Larson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A paper entitled "Exploring the role and importance of 'candidate domestication genes' in chickens" (authors: Lebrasseur, O., Girdland-Flink, L. and Larson, G.) was presented by Dr Lebrasseur for the Bioarchaeological Research Seminar series at Oxford University. Very good feedback and follow-up discussion with new samples being offered.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Blog post on Research In Translation (T. Fothergill) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This is a blog post which was written about the process and outcomes of Research In Translation, a training programme (with competitive entry) designed to help early career researchers learn how to translate their research into museum exhibit displays. Discussions with people who read this blog resulted in my developing a related paper called Hollow Women.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://scicultchickens.org/blog/research-translation
 
Description Bournemouth University Festival of Learning 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The following presentation was presented at the Bournemouth University Festival of Learning in June 2014 by Mark Maltby, Julia Best, Mike Feider and Jackie Pitt: Chicken coop: A potted history of chickens. Around 40 people attended the presentation (which provided an introduction to the Humans and Chicken Project and the multidisciplinary research involved). The presentation was followed by the opportunity for the audience to handle skeletal material and discuss archaeological finds.

After the talk several of the participants enjoyed using the bone material to discuss the changes that have developed in chickens reared intensively for meat and eggs, the identification of sex, and indicators of health. Those who kept chickens joined an interesting discussion about behaviour, egg-laying productivity and domestic chickens' differences from the wild junglefowl ancestors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://research.bournemouth.ac.uk/engagement/chicken-coop-a-potted-history-of-chickens/
 
Description Bournemouth University Postgraduate seminar series (M Feider) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation on PhD research entitled "Boneless Chickens: chickens in material culture" in the Centre for Archaeology seminar series at Bournemouth University in January 2016. The session was attended by other postgraduate researchers, members of academic staff and undergraduate students. Feedback was positive and the seminar led to a broad discussion about the role of material culture studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Bournemouth University Postgraduate seminar series (M. Maltby) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A presentation entitled "Chicken nuggets: humans and chickens, past and present" was presented in the School of Applied Sciences research seminar series in December 2014. This outlined the aims and objectives of the project and emphasised the multi-disciplinary nature of the research. The talk stimulated a wide-ranging discussion about modern attitudes to chickens and the contribution archaeology can make in addressing present-day issues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Bournemouth University seminar (O Lebrasseur) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Ophelie Lebrasseur presented a seminar entitled "What can Chicken Genetics tell us? A Worldwide Tour" in the Centre for Archaeology Seminar Series at Bournemouth University on December 6th 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Chicken Nuggets: University of York 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Chicken Nuggets session was organised by the project in the Department of Archaeology at the University of York on January 30th 2015. Introduced by Professor T. O'Connor, the session was designed to disseminate the aims and objectives of the project and the relevance of the research to an audience of York staff and students, members of the York Archaeological Trust and other interested parties from the region. See separate entries for the talks presented at this session. The presentations led to wide-ranging discussions about various aspects of the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://scicultchickens.org/blog/chickens-conquer-york
 
Description Chicken Nuggets: University of York (G. Larson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A talk entitled "Aesthetics and Genetics " was presented to the Chicken Nuggets session organised by the project in the Department of Archaeology at the University of York on January 30th 2015. Professor Larson outlined the aims and objectives of the genetics research being carried out on the project at Oxford University. In addition to York staff and students, the session was attended by members of the York Archaeological Trust and other interested parties from the region. The presentation led to questions about research methods.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://scicultchickens.org/blog/chickens-conquer-york
 
Description Chicken Nuggets: University of York (G. Marvin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A talk entitled "Fighting cocks" was presented to the Chicken Nuggets session organised by the project in the Department of Archaeology at the University of York on January 30th 2015. Professor Marvin outlined the aims and objectives of the anthropology research being carried out on the project at Roehampton University, focusing in this presentation on the anthropology of cock fighting in the Canaries. In addition to York staff and students, the session was attended by members of the York Archaeological Trust and other interested parties from the region. The presentation led to a wide-ranging discussion about ethical issues associated with chicken keeping and exploitation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://scicultchickens.org/blog/chickens-conquer-york
 
Description Chicken Nuggets: University of York (M Maltby) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A talk entitled "Chickens: from Exotica to Fast Food" was presented to the Chicken Nuggets session organised by the project in the Department of Archaeology at the University of York on January 30th 2015. Dr Maltby outlined the overall aims and objectives of the project. In addition to York staff and students, the session was attended by members of the York Archaeological Trust and other interested parties from the region. The presentation led to a wide-ranging discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://scicultchickens.org/blog/chickens-conquer-york
 
Description Chicken Nuggets: University of York (N. Sykes) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A talk entitled "You are what you eat ate: a return to elemental philosophy" was presented to the Chicken Nuggets session organised by the project in the Department of Archaeology at the University of York on January 30th 2015. Dr Sykes outlined the aims and objectives of the stable isotopes and other research being carried out on the project at the University of Nottingham. In addition to York staff and students, the session was attended by members of the York Archaeological Trust and other interested parties from the region. The presentation led to a wide-ranging discussion about chicken exploitation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://scicultchickens.org/blog/chickens-conquer-york
 
Description Chicken Nuggets: University of York (O. Craig) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A talk entitled "'Chicken in a basket' and other culinary delights " was presented to the Chicken Nuggets session organised by the project in the Department of Archaeology at the University of York on January 30th 2015. Dr Craig outlined the aims and objectives of the research being carried out on the project at the University of York, focusing in this presentation on lipid residue analysis. In addition to York staff and students, the session was attended by members of the York Archaeological Trust and other interested parties from the region. The presentation led to questions about the methods involved.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://scicultchickens.org/blog/chickens-conquer-york
 
Description Chicken Nuggets: University of York (R. Thomas) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A talk entitled "Making chickens, breaking chickens " was presented to the Chicken Nuggets session organised by the project in the Department of Archaeology at the University of York on January 30th 2015. Dr Thomas outlined the aims and objectives of the research being carried out on the project at the University of Leicester, focusing in this presentation on metrical analysis and pathology of chickens. In addition to York staff and students, the session was attended by members of the York Archaeological Trust and other interested parties from the region. The presentation led to a wide-ranging discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://scicultchickens.org/blog/chickens-conquer-york
 
Description Chicken workshop for the Paradise Co-op Holiday Club (E. Zoubek) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Workshop on chicken keeping to children between the ages of 7 and 12. The purpose of their visit was to learn about sustainable food production and to give them the opportunity to learn about and touch chickens and to ask question about this species.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/Paradisecoopearlsfield/posts/517051585127587
 
Description Chickens and People Conference (Oxford January 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A one-day conference was held at the Natural History Museum, Oxford on 27th January 2017. The event showcased the research of the project and included papers or themes on The Human-Chicken co-burials of Wien-Csokorgasse, Austria (H. Miller & invited keynote speaker H. Baron); How did the chickens cross the globe? (O. Lebrasseur, J. Pitt, G. Larson); Gender and cock-fighting (G. Marvin and R. Rodrigo). Iron Age-Roman transition (A. Colonese, M. Maltby, J. Best, O. Craig and M. Feider); Ritual and religion (J. Best, G. Capponi, M. Feider); Health and welfare (T. Fothergill, H. Miller); Chickens and Christianity (N. Sykes and G. Larson); Chicken breeds: a cocktail of possibilities (R. Thomas, A. Foster and P. Smith); Going places (N. Sykes and M. Ramaswarmy). The event also included an exhibition by students of the City of London Academy, led by the project's Artist in Residence, Ben Frimet. The event was well received. A typical comment was: "I cannot begin to describe how marvellous the conference was on Friday. Thoroughly enjoyable and so much to ponder. I'm sure even those like myself who realised the importance of chickens in our work, were surprised by just how much information chickens can provide. Very well done to you and all involved."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference paper EAA Conference, Vilnius (Holly Miller) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A pap er entitled "The Archaeology of Zootherapy in Northern Europe" was presented by Holly Miller at the 22nd Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Vilnius, Lithuania in September 2016 in the session the Archaeology of Medicine, Hospitals and Healing in Northern Europe. This paper included evidence and discussion of the use of chickens in ancient and modern medicine.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Conference presentation at EAA, Vilnius 2016 (T. Fothergill) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation entitled "A More Efficient Way of Going Backward? Animal Husbandry as Technology". was given to the 22nd Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, Vilnius, Lithuania in September 2017 by Tyr Fothergill in the session "Untold Stories; technology, complexity and linearity in Archaeological Thought".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Cross Curricular school project, City of London Academy, Southwark (B. Frimet) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A multi-faceted project which consisted of a bespoke project for yr 7 & 8 students spanning two school terms (January-July), and a school trip to Lobo Meat & Poultry factory and the Horniman Museum, a workshop delivered by visiting artist/anthropologist Rebecca Jewell, Science department ran concurrent workshops on DNA extraction and hosted geneticist Ophelie Lebrasseur who delivered a specialist workshop, English department wrote poetry related to topic. After school club delivered twice weekly to make centre piece 30 ft chicken sculpture for the school's Atrium. Assemblies given on subject to all year groups and to aide engagement. A celebration event in which key speakers Professor John Hutchinson gave presentations on evolution and Luis Rey on feathers. Rey also offered a book signing and gave 20 students copies of his artwork as a reward for their work on the project. Many special guests also attended such as Professor Norman McLeod from the Natural History Museum, Nora Maddock from the Wellcome Collection, Deputy Keeper Paulo Viscard from the Horniman Museum and Gardens as well as school governors and many more. Project was awarded special recognition by the Worshipful Company of Painter Stainers and ongoing talks between NHM in London and Oxford as well as the Royal Veterinary College have taken place to ensure project has a legacy and working relationship continues in the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://colafriedchicken.wordpress.com/
 
Description Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham Taster Days (H. Miller) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 40 pupils attended for a school visit to the research organisation, which sparked questions and discussion afterwards, and the school reported increased interest in related subject areas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Doctoral Inaugural Lecture, University of Leicester (T. Fothergill) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Fothergill won a Doctoral Prize for the College of Arts, Humanities and Law. As part of this, she was given the opportunity to deliver an Inaugural Lecture to members of the media, local politicians, students, and members of the general public. She received a lot of positive feedback following the lecture, with many audience members telling herthat they would never view poultry in quite the same way.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/red/researcher-development/DIL-video-archive/cahl/a-tale-of-2-turkeys
 
Description Environmental Archaeology Conference (Thomas R) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Richard Thomas presented a paper entitled Of Bantams and Broilers: two-thousand years of chicken breeding in London (Thomas R; Morris J; Holmes M) to the Annual Environmental Archaeology Conference at the University of Plymouth Nov 8 2014. About 90 delegates heard the paper that stimulated questions and discussion

Project preliminary results disseminated to academic peers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www1.plymouth.ac.uk/research/ceres/AEA2014/Pages/default.aspx
 
Description European Archaeology Conference, 2015 (A. Colonese, T. O'Connor, O. Craig) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A paper entitled "Tracking the culinary use of poultry in European archaeology: exploring biomolecular evidence from pots" (authors: Colonese, A., Lucquin, A., Demarchi, B., O'Connor, T. and Craig, O.) was presented by Dr Colonese in the Session "Don't put your eggs in one basket: multi-disciplinary approaches to the study of poultry exploitation in Europe" at the European Archaeology Conference at Glasgow University in September 2015. The presentation led to a series of questions about the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://eaaglasgow2015.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/EAA-GLASGOW-FULL-PROGRAMME.pdf
 
Description European Archaeology Conference, 2015 (B. Demarchi, M. Collins) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A paper entitled "Proteomics on avian eggshells: count your chickens before they are hatched" (authors: Demarchi, B. and Collins, M.) was presented by Dr Demarchi in the Session "Don't put your eggs in one basket: multi-disciplinary approaches to the study of poultry exploitation in Europe" at the European Archaeology Conference at Glasgow University in September 2015. The presentation led to a series of questions about the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://eaaglasgow2015.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/EAA-GLASGOW-FULL-PROGRAMME.pdf
 
Description European Archaeology Conference, 2015 (H Miller) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Scientific paper entitled "The dynamics of Human-chicken relationships: evidence from stable isotopes"; was presented at the EAA conference in Glasgow, September 2015 in the session "Don't put your eggs in one basket: Multi-disciplinary approaches to the study of poultry exploitation in Europe". The presentation led to a number of questions about the research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://eaaglasgow2015.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/EAA-GLASGOW-FULL-PROGRAMME.pdf
 
Description European Archaeology Conference, 2015 (M. Maltby, J. Best, M. Feider) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A paper entitled "More than a dietary supplement: humans and chickens in Roman Britain" (authors: Maltby, M., Best, J. and Feider, M.) was presented by Dr Maltby in the Session "Don't put your eggs in one basket: multi-disciplinary approaches to the study of poultry exploitation in Europe" at the European Archaeology Conference at Glasgow University in September 2015. The presentation led to a series of questions about the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://eaaglasgow2015.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/EAA-GLASGOW-FULL-PROGRAMME.pdf
 
Description European Archaeology Conference, 2015 (O. Lebrasseur, G. Larson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A paper entitled "From genotype to phenotype: identifying selection of desired phenotypic and behavioural traits in the domestic chicken" (authors: Lebrasseur, O., Girdland-Flink, L. and Larson, G.) was presented by Dr Lebrasseur in the Session "Don't put your eggs in one basket: multi-disciplinary approaches to the study of poultry exploitation in Europe"; at the European Archaeology Conference at Glasgow University in September 2015. Good follow-up discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://eaaglasgow2015.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/EAA-GLASGOW-FULL-PROGRAMME.pdf
 
Description European Association of Archaeologists Conference, Glasgow 2015 (Pitt, J.) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation, entitled "Modelling mobility: the case of the chicken" delivered at the European Association of Archaeologists, Glasgow 2015, 2-5 September in the session "Archaeology and Mobility".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description European Association of Archaeologists Conference, Glasgow 2015 (Pitt, J.) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation, entitled "On the origin of chickens" delivered in the session "Don't put your eggs in one basket: Multi-disciplinary approaches to the study of poultry exploitation in Europe".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description European Association of Archaeologists, Glasgow 2015 (J. Best) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A paper entitled "Do you count your chickens: Multi-strand investigations of archaeological eggs" was presented by Dr Best in the Session "Don't put your eggs in one basket: multi-disciplinary approaches to the study of poultry exploitation in Europe" at the European Association of Archaeologists Conference at Glasgow University in September 2015. The presentation led to a series of questions about the project and acquisition of further samples.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://eaaglasgow2015.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/EAA-GLASGOW-FULL-PROGRAMME.pdf
 
Description European Association of Archaeologists, Glasgow 2015 (J. Best) No. 2 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A paper entitled "On a Wing: Exploring the Micro and Macro Mobility of Domestic Fowl" was presented by Dr Best in the Session "Lost in Space, or the Inbetweeners: theorising movement, meshworks and materialities in the past." at the European Association of Archaeologists Conference at Glasgow University in September 2015. The presentation led to a series of questions about the project and the audience left with a greater understanding of avian researcher.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://eaaglasgow2015.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/EAA-GLASGOW-FULL-PROGRAMME.pdf
 
Description European Association of Archaeologists, Glasgow 2015 (Lebrasseur O) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The following paper was presented to the European Association of Archaeologists conference in Istanbul, Turkey by Ophelie Lebrasseur in September 2014: The extent of modern mitochondrial DNA in reconstructing domestication processes. Around 25 people attended the presentation which simulated discussion within the conference session.


Aims and research methods of the genetic aspect of the project now widely disseminated to the archaeological community. Contacts established with environmental archaeologists regarding the possible acquisition of further samples and collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Faculty of Science and Technology First Annual Conference, 20th May, 2015, Bournemouth University (Pitt, J.) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Poster presentation, entitled "On the origin of (a domestic) species- modelling the journey from jungle fowl to chicken".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Festival of Learning, Bournemouth University, June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interactive engagement event on the Opening Day of the Bournemouth University Festival of Learning, June 2016. A wide range of activities were offered, including hands-on handling of chicken bones; drawing, quizzes etc. Hosted by Julia Best, Jackie Pitt, Michael Feider. Participants included many families with children of various ages. Feedback was extremely positive and many said they had learnt a lot about the history of chickens and their changing and varied relationships with humans.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Food for Thought: Consumption in Prehistory Conference, York (J. Best) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Delivered an invited paper entitled "Fowl Food Exploring bird consumption in the Prehistory of the Scottish Islands" at the conference "Food for Thought: Consumption in Prehistory, York". The paper explored the use of birds as food in prehistory and the delayed uptake of chickens in areas of Britain such as the Scottish Islands. The paper stimulated plenty of discussion and new contacts were made.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Glastonbury Festival (Best J and Pitt J) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Around 800 visitors interacted with an activity and information stand set up and displayed by Julia Best and Jackie Pitt in the Science Tent at Glastonbury Festival. Visitor interaction time lasted on average between five and ten minutes, although some people stayed for far longer and others returned multiple times. Activities included interactive mapping, skeletal material to examine, archaeological finds for handling and information to explore.

The activities and discussions were very well received and the interest expressed by the visitors was gratifyingly universal. The audience was exceptionally diverse and as such presented the opportunity to engage with participants from a wide range of backgrounds and viewpoints. Resultantly people were interested for a variety of reasons; from vegan caterers and backyard breeders to sustainable food trust workers and chicken vaccinators. The participants relished the opportunity to handle material and draw their own conclusions from the data and were confident in asking questions and engaging in complex debate. Time and time again the participants would express that they had not realised or considered that archaeology and anthropology could integrate so thoroughly with scientific research. Work such as this is essential for allowing us to learn about our public audience and what we can give to them through our work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.sciculture.ac.uk/2014/07/17/rise-with-the-crow-ahrc-public-engagement-at-glastonbury-fest...
 
Description Graduate Archaeology Oxford Annual Conference, 14th - 15th March, 2015, Oxford: 'Scientific and technological methodologies and their applications within historical or archaeological agendas. How can we work together?' (Pitt, J.) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Oral presentation, entitled "On the origin of chickens. Gaining a better understanding of the archaeological record through application of ecological methods".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Hollow Women, University of Leicester (T Fothergill) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This talk was a by-product of the process of undertaking Research In Translation and creating Untold Innovators, an exhibit on chicken husbandry as a gendered activity (the blog post and exhibit have their own entries in the engagement activities for this project). Research In Translation took place under the auspices of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester and Dr Fothergill works in the Archaeology Department; this talk was intended to bolster cooperation and positive relationships between these departments through discussion of her experience creating the exhibit. The talk was well-received, and some colleagues have made attempts to establish cooperative endeavours as a result.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ICAZ San Rafael, Argentina (Best J 2) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The following presentation was delivered by Julia Best at the Meta-Analyses in Zooarchaeology Session at the International Conference of Archaeozoology, San Rafael, Argentina in September 2014: Flock Together: large-scale analysis of avian resource use in the North Atlantic Islands. The presentation included discussion of chickens and stimulated questions and discussion within the conference session and provided new contacts to provide and share data for the Humans and Chickens Project.

Aims and research methods of Humans and Chickens Project now widely disseminated to the zooarchaeological community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.icaz2014argentina.com/inicio/
 
Description ICAZ San Rafael, Argentina (Grau-Sologestoan I) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The following presentation was delivered by Idoia Grau-Sologestoa at the International Conference of Archaeozoology, San Rafael, Argentina in September 2014: A chicken in every pot: the economic and social role of domestic fowl in Spain during the Middle Ages. The presentation stimulated questions and discussion within the conference session and provided new contacts to provide and share data for the project

Aims and research methods of the Humans and Chickens Project now widely disseminated to the zooarchaeological community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.icaz2014argentina.com/inicio/
 
Description ICAZ Session San Rafael, Argentina (Main Organizers Richard Thomas; Garry Marvin) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation workshop facilitator
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Full day session at the International Conference of Zooarchaeology, San Rafael, Argentina, Sep 23 2014. Session entitled Chickens and People: new perspectives. Organizers: Garry Marvin, Richard Thomas, Mark Maltby and Naomi Sykes. Sixteen papers presented highlighting research from around the world. These included six presentations by members of the Humans and Chickens Project (see separate entries). International community of zooarchaeologists made aware of the project and encouraged to participate. The session stimulated much discussion about the project both at the session and at the conference in general during the week it was held. Information about the project was widely circulated. Many delegates offered positive help in providing data and other contacts.

Aims, research methods and preliminary results of the Humans and Chickens Project now widely disseminated to the zooarchaeological community. Information from a wide range of sources is now being provided for the database by colleagues who attended the conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.icaz2014argentina.com/inicio/
 
Description ICAZ, San Rafael (Lebrasseur O) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The following presentation was delivered by Ophelie Lebrasseur at the International Conference of Archaeozoology, San Rafael, Argentina in September 2014: Ophelie Lebrasseur, Linus Girdland-Flink and Greger Larson, The Search for Domestication Genes in Chickens. The presentation stimulated questions within the conference session and provided new contacts to provide and share data for the project

Aims and research methods of project now widely disseminated to the zooarchaeological community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.icaz2014argentina.com/inicio/
 
Description ICAZ, San Rafael, Argentina (Best J 1) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The following presentation was delivered by Julia Best at the International Conference of Archaeozoology, San Rafael, Argentina in September 2014: A Matter of Lay and Death: examining medullary bone in past and present chickens, The presentation stimulated questions and discussion within the conference session and provided new contacts to provide and share data for the project

Aims and research methods of the Humans and Chickens project now widely disseminated to the zooarchaeological community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.icaz2014argentina.com/inicio/
 
Description ICAZ, San Rafael, Argentina (Poole K) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The following presentation was delivered by Kristopher Poole at the International Conference of Archaeozoology, San Rafael, Argentina in September 2014: Friend or food? A reanalysis of chickens in human graves using stable isotope analyses. The presentation stimulated questions and discussion within the conference session and provided new contacts to provide and share data for the project

Research methods and some preliminary results of the Humans and Chickens Project now widely disseminated to the zooarchaeological community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.icaz2014argentina.com/inicio/
 
Description ICAZ, San Rafael, Argentina (Thomas R) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The following presentation was delivered by Richard Thomas at the International Conference of Archaeozoology, San Rafael, Argentina in September 2014: Richard Thomas, James Morris and Matilda Holmes, Chicken breeding and Health: the case of Roman-early Medieval London. The presentation stimulated discussion within the conference session and provided new contacts to provide and share data for the project

Research methods and some preliminary results of the Humans and Chickens Project now widely disseminated to the zooarchaeological community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.icaz2014argentina.com/inicio/
 
Description Invited Lecture, University College Dublin (J. Best) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Best delivered an invited lecture entitled "Matters Most Fowl: Investigating Chickens in the archaeological record" at University College Dublin. The talk was very well attended and substantial discussion was engaged in after the lecture. Colleagues reported changes in their knowledge and opinion, and new collaborations were forged.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited lecture to the Cardiff University Archaeology Research Seminar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Delivered an invited lecture to the Cardiff University Archaeology Research Seminar Series entitled "Taming the Wings: Exploring domestication, spread and the use of the humble chicken". Detailing the results of the project to an audience of university staff and students, but also with general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Launch of Chicken Trail (Natural History Museum Oxford) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Launch of the Chicken Trail was held at the Natural History Museum on Saturday January 28th 2017, in conjunction with the Chickens, Past, Present and Future Conference held on the previous day. It coincided with the Chinese New Year of the Rooster. The centrepiece was the 25-foot high chicken, "Dinnersaurus rex", that was displayed next to its cousin, the Tyrannosaurus rex for the following month. Dinnersaurus rex was made by City of London Academy pupils, under the direction of artist Ben Frimet. It is a memorial to the chicken's descent - both from its dinosaur origins and in terms of its fall into mass exploitation. Information about the project was provided by the exhibit and several members of the team displayed other aspect's of the project's work on that day. Dinnersaurus rex remained on display for the next month and attracted a great deal of comment and praise from museum visitors.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Lightning Talks, Bournemouth University (J. Best) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Around 15 people attended a drop-in seminar series of flash talks on research conducted in the university. Students, staff and visitors were addressed by Julia Best on the multidisciplinary lines of evidence used in the project (November 2015). This presentation provided an overview of the Humans and Chicken project and was followed by questions/discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MORPH2015 Conference, University of Southampton (A Foster) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation highlighting PhD research into changing skeletal morphology of domestic fowl through time using geometric morphometrics, with some preliminary results
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.southampton.ac.uk/humanities_graduate_school/activities/academic%20activities/conferences...
 
Description Movement and Management of Chickens Across North Africa, ICAZ Conference, San Rafael, Argentina (Fothergill T) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The presentation was delivered by Dr Fothergill at the International Conference of Archaeozoology, San Rafael, Argentina in September 2014: The presentation stimulated questions and discussion within the conference session and provided new contacts to provide and share data for the project

Aims and research methods of project now widely disseminated to zooarchaeological community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.icaz2014argentina.com/inicio/
 
Description New Forest Heritage Day (Best J and Maltby M) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Julia Best and Mark Maltby provided a hands-on exhibition on chickens: past, present and future. Around 60 people visited our stand. The great majority of the visitors engaged in extensive discussion with us, stimulated by the contents of the exhibition.

Organisers of the event reported very positive feedback from visitors
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.newforestnpa.gov.uk/news/article/605/get_hands_on_with_history
 
Description Palaeopathology and Care of Poultry In Britain, World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine Conference (Thomas R; Fothergill T, R Gordon) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The following paper was presented: Tyr Fothergill; Richard Thomas; Palaeopathology and care of poultry in Britain (1500-1900)) at the World Association for the History of Veterinary Medicine Conference, University College London, September 2014. The audience was very receptive to the idea that archaeology could be useful in pursuing questions of veterinary history.

Greater awareness of the project amongst the Veterinary Medicine community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description People and Poultry in 19th-century Belfast, AEA Conference, York (T Fothergill) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Fothergill gave a paper on the archaeology and history of urban animal husbandry in Belfast, with a specific focus on poultry species, at the Association for Environmental Archaeology conference at the University of York in November 2014. Many audience members were engaged by the presentation and a couple of people mentioned that integrating historical data with archaeological might be very useful for other projects they are involved in.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Perspectives on Non-Human Bodies: Regulating & Contemplating the Vulnerable Conference, University of Birmingham. (E. Lazutkaite) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented aspects of PhD research focusing on the discursive representation of chickens.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Poulíography and Poultrymen, lecture at Marseille University (T Fothergill) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Fothergill gave a paper on the archaeology and ancient history of chicken-keeping across the Maghreb at the XIe Colloque international Histoire et Archéologie de l'Afrique du Nord, Hommes et animaux au Maghreb, de la Préhistoire au Moyen Age: explorations d'une relation complexe in Marseille et Aix-en-Provence, which spurred many requests for further information and ideas for future research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Practical session on DNA, genes and chickens City of London Academy (O. Lebrasseur) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact On the 2nd of February 2015, Dr Lebrasseur gave a 3-hour practical session on DNA, genes and chickens to a Year 10 class at the City of London Academy, UK at the invitation of Ben Frimet. The session included extracting DNA using bananas and the lesson was a success with the students. The session positively influenced the students: and during their open-event on the chicken, they replicated by themselves the experiment on extracting DNA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation (2) to EAA Conference 2016 (J Pitt) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation, "Archaeo-Ornithology: Figurations of Human-Bird Interfaces in Prehistory and Early History," European Association of Archaeologists Annual Conference, Vilnius, Lithuania, September 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation EAA Conference 2016 (J Pitt) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation. "Novel approaches to understanding palaeoenvironmental and palaeoclimatic change, and their impact on past human and animal behaviour," European Association of Archaeologists Annual Conference, Vilnius, Lithuania, September 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to Association for Environmental Archaeology, Orkney 2016. J Best. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation entitled "Home to Roost: Local and distant capture of avian resources in the North Atlantic Islands" delivered at the Association for Environmental Archaeology conference in Orkney. Presentation compared the use of domestic birds (chickens) with wild birds in Scottish Islands environments. Audience reaction was very positive with several people discussing the data throughout the conference. The conference also provided the opportunity to catch up with an Icelandic collaborator (Albína Pálsdóttir ) and continue work on an In Prep publication.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to European Association of Archaeologists (Best J) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The following paper was presented to the European Association of Archaeologists conference in Istanbul, Turkey by Julia Best in September 2014: Birds in Death: Avian Archaeology and the Mortuary Record. Around 40 people attended the presentation which stimulated questions and discussion within and after the conference session. It also provided new contacts to share data for the project

Aims and research methods of project now widely disseminated to archaeological community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Presentation to European Association of Archaeologists Annual Conference, Lithuania 2016. J Best. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation entitled "Avian-Human interactions in North Atlantic Island Environments: Modes & meanings of bird capture" delivered in the session "Archaeo-Ornithology: Figurations of Human-Bird Interfaces in Prehistory and Early History," at the European Association of Archaeologists Annual Conference, Vilnius, Lithuania, September 2016. Feedback extremely positive with the longest discussion section focused on this talk. Multiple people came to talk throughout the conference about the research. Publication has been chosen as a one of a limited number for a special publication.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to European Association of Archaeologists Annual Conference, Lithuania. 2016. J. Best. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation entitled "Meals on Wings: Multi-strand investigation of avian contributions to diet and nutrition" in the session "Food choices and alimentary practices: from meals to diet and from site to region - the difficulties and benefits of examinations of diet and dietary practices" at the European Association of Archaeologists Annual Conference, Vilnius, Lithuania, September 2016. Feedback very positive with good discussion after the talk and later in the conference. Further samples offered by audience members.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology (Colonese A) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Around 200 delegates at the International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology in Basel in September 2104 attended the presentation by Andre Colonese of the following paper: (Colonese AC; Lucquin A; O'Connor T; Craig E (Tracking the culinary use of chickens: a biomolecular approach ). A number of the delegates subsequently discussed the results and/or offered samples for study.

Increased awareness about the project and research methods amongst academic peers in biomolecular archaeology
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Presentation to International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology, Oxford. 2016. J Best. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation entitled "Seeing Beyond the Science: MultiStrand Approaches to HumanChicken Interactions" delivered to the International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology. Paper focused on using multiple integrated analytical techniques to investigate human-animal interactions, but to then use these data to reconstruct past events and relations rather than just getting preocupied with the scientific data. Talk very well received, enthusiastic discussion and multiple new contacts made as
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to Roman Archaeology Conference Rome 2016 (M Maltby) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to the Roman Archaeology Conference, Rome March 2016 entitled "Multidisciplinary Approaches to Human-Chicken Interactions: Contextualising Britain in the Wider Roman World" presented by M Maltby on behalf of the Human and Chickens Interaction Team. Presentation focused on the advantages of taking a multi-disciplinary approach to such studies using Roman Britain as a case study. Audience reaction was very positive with several people offering samples for scientific study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to the Departmental Research Day, Department of Archaeology, Durham University (Lebrasseur, O) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A paper on 'Chickens and Genetics' based on the Chicken Project was presented to the Department of Archaeology at the University of Durham (UK) by Ophelie Lebrasseur in June 2014. Around 100 people attended the research day which stimulated discussion after the session

Aims and research methods of the genetic aspect of the project now widely disseminated to the Durham professional archaeological community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Presentation to the British Society of Animal Science Conference (Lazutkaite E) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A paper entitled Diners' attitudes towards broiler chicken welfare was presented by Elena Lazutkaite: to the annual BSAS Science in Practice Conference at the University of Nottingham (April 29-30 2014). The talk created questions and discussion at the Poultry Session at the conference.

Creating awareness of current ethical issues associated with chicken husbandry
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.scicultchickens.org/blog/bsas-annual-conference-2014
 
Description Presentation to the Postgraduate ZooArchaeology Forum (Feider M.) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Mike Feider presented a paper entitled: Cultural and Scientific Perception of Human-Chicken Interactions: Chickens in Archaeological Material Culture: at the Postgraduate ZooArchaeology Forum at University College London (July 21 2014). The presentation created a lot of discussion at the session, which was attended by around 40-50 students and other academics.

Raised awareness of the project amongst postgraduate community and created greater awareness of the advantages of combining scientific and cultural approaches to research questions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Presentation, Bournemouth University SciTech Conference 2016 (J Pitt) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation, Science and Technology Faculty Conference, Bournemouth University May 2016: Science and Technology in the world
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Professional Zooarchaeology Group Meeting, Portsmouth (J. Best) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A talk entitled "Roman Chickens" was delivered at the Professional Zooarchaeology Group Meeting in Portsmouth in August. New contacts were made during the event and people reported having gained new insights into the role of chickens in Roman bird.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Proposal for The Times Cheltenham Science Festival, London (H. Miller et alia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We were invited to pitch for a slot at the Cheltenham Science Festival at a workshop in London for 50-100 other participants. While ultimately unsuccessful in gaining a place on the programme, the pitch was delivered on three occasions: for a wide range of people, a small focus group and the panel, and was well received generally. Although not selected for the Cheltenham Festival, we were asked if we would be interested in being considered for other events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description RTE Radio interview (Tyr Fothergill) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Tyr Fothergill and Caroline Flick were interviewed by Eleanor Flegg for RTÉ's Culture File on how archaeology and ethics inform on digital human-chicken relationships as part of The Interactive Past Conference at Leiden University, where they presented their paper Clucks and Clicks
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://soundcloud.com/soundsdoable/culture-file-archeogaming-1
 
Description Reconstructing Animal Husbandry: pathologies present in Meleagris gallopavo in the American Southwest (c. AD 900-1678), ICAZ Conference, San Rafael, Argentina (T Fothergill) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Fothergill spoke on wing pathologies and their link to turkey husbandry methods at the International Council for Archaeozoology Conference in San Rafael, Argentina. Many colleagues were excited by the results and keen to see them published as soon as possible.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Research Seminar, Bournemouth Centre for Archaeology and Anthropology (J. Best) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A research seminar was delivered focusing on avian archaeology and its applications in the North Atlantic island environment. The seminar was attended by academic staff, visiting researchers and students. Discussion was engaged in in after the talk and several people reported increased understanding and knowledge of archaeological science applications in zooarchaeology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Research photography competition, Bournemouth University (Pitt, J.) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Photographic competition for academics and postgraduates to convey their research through an image, judged online on the university website and via facebook to reach wider audiences, then showcased in an exhibition at the university.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.926831037327452.1073741831.196097053734191&type=1
 
Description Royal Anthropological Institute Conference (O'Connor T) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Terry O'Connor presented a paper entitled: Animal Remains the last 40 Years to the Annual Royal Anthropological Institute Conference (this year's theme Science in Archaeology) held at the University of Bradford in October 2014. The paper included a section on the aims, methods and some preliminary results of the Humans and Chickens project and thus made a broad section of academic peers aware of the project and its approach. Positive feedback was received before and after the conference.

Aims and research methods of Humans and Chickens Project disseminated to the archaeological and anthropological academic community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.royalarchinst.org/sites/royalarchinst.org/files/Bradford_conference_2014_new_final.6.pdf
 
Description Session European Association of Archaeologists, Glasgow 2015 (Main Organizers Julia Best and Mark Maltby) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Around 45 people attended a session entitled: Don't put your eggs in one basket: Multi-disciplinary approaches to the study of poultry exploitation in Europe. It was organised to bring together researchers from across the world. Co-organisers included Luminita Bejenaru, Ophelie Lebrasseur, Idoia Grau Sologestoa. The session length was extended by the overall conference organisers from half a day to to three quarters of a day due to its popularity. Fourteen speakers gave oral presentations on their research, and two poster presentations were also delivered. The presenters came from 9 countries and represented a diverse body of international research. Lively discussion was had and subsequent collaboration has resulted in sample acquisition and publication preparation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://eaaglasgow2015.com/session/dont-put-your-eggs-in-one-basket-multi-disciplinary-approaches-to-...
 
Description South Wessex Archaeological Association, Bournemouth (Best J) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Around 30 amateur archaeologists and interested members of the public were addressed by Julia Best at a meeting of the South Wessex Archaeological Association in September 2014. The session began with a talk entitled: A Flight Through Time: Birds in Archaeology. This presentation provided an overview of the Humans and Chicken project and was followed by an object handling session and questions/discussion.

Contacts made with a retired demographic which stimulated discussion and information sharing on war-time chicken keeping in Britain.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Strode College Zooarchaeology Visit (J. Best and M. Maltby) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Around 35 college student attended a zooarchaeology practical workshop. Two member of staff (Drs Mark Maltby and Julia Best) visited their college to deliver a hands-on educational workshop on animal bones. This focused on exploring how humans have altered animal species. Chickens (along with dogs and sheep) were used as case studies. Students identified the differences in skeletons between archaeological and modern chickens.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description The ethics of human-chicken relationships in video games: the origins of the digital chicken, Ethicomp Conference, Leicester. (T Fothergill and C. Flick) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This paper was presented at the Ethicomp Conference held at Leicester De Montfort University in September 2014. It is one output of an ongoing, collaborative research effort which uses the archaeology of human-animal relationships as a philosophical sounding board against which digital human-animal relationships can be researched from the perspective of applied ethics. The response of the computing science and ethics community to this paper was overwhelmingly positive and we will continue to follow this research strand in a series of other presentations and publications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Turkey domestication radio interview, Voice America Variety Channel (T Fothergill) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Fothergill was interviewed by Dr Jo Schuldenrein on turkey domestication and past turkey-human relationships, particularly in the Americas, for his radio show "Indiana Jones: Myth, Reality, and 21st-century Archaeology". She was told that the interview was received positively by the public and that similar shows would be welcome in the future
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description UCAS Open Days at the University of Nottingham (H. Miller et alia) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Groups of c.20 prospective students attend visit to the research organisation at least 5 times a year, which sparked questions and discussion afterwards. Often the chicken research is something that is quoted as memorable after the visit by students and parents alike.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016
 
Description United Kingdom Archaeological Science Conference (O. Lebrasseur, G. Larson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A paper entitled :"Evaluating the role and importance of 'candidate domestication genes' in chickens" (authors: Lebrasseur, O., Girdland-Flink, L. and Larson, G.) was presented by Dr Lebrasseur at the United Kingdom Archaeological Science Conference at Durham University in April 2015. Good audience feedback highlighting other lines of research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Untold Innovators: the contributions of women to the poultry industry (T Fothergill) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This is an exhibit (with an online blog component, link below) which was on public display at the School of Museum Studies from June of 2015 to February of 2016 at the University of Leicester. I received requests for more information about my project from people who viewed the exhibit.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
URL https://untoldinnovators.wordpress.com/
 
Description VI Jornadas Arqueológicas Cuyanas, Los Reyunos, Argentina (O. Lebrasseur, G. Larson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A poster presentation, "La gallina a través de los océanos: Rastreando la dispersión de la gallina y su integración en las sociedades sudamericanas" (Authors: Lebrasseur, O., Neme, G., Gil, A. and Larson, G.) was presented by Dr Lebrasseur at the VI Jornadas Arqueológicas Cuyanas conference held between 29th Sep and 1st Oct 2015, Los Reyunos, Mendoza, Argentina. Very good discussion with regional and national archaeologists wanting to collaborate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Volunteer Opportunities at Growhampton (E. Zoubek) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Engagement and training volunteers in chicken keeping and related skills. The workshops were given to groups of 2-8 people on 18 occasions for a sustainability project based at the University of Roehampton. These events frequently triggered debates on animal welfare, sustainable food production and perceptions of chickens as both livestock and pets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.growhampton.com/edible-campus/meet-the-chickens/
 
Description XX Congreso Nacional de Arqueologia Chilena, , Concepción, Chile (O. Lebrasseur, G. Larson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A poster presentation, "La gallina a través de los océanos: Rastreando la dispersión de la gallina y su integración en las sociedades sudamericanas" (Authors: Lebrasseur, O., Neme, G., Gil, A. and Larson, G.) was presented by Dr Lebrasseur at the XX Congreso Nacional de Arqueologia Chilena, Concepción, Chile between the 5th and 9th Oct 2015. Dr Lebrasseur also gave a verbal presentation during the poster session. There was very good audience reaction and support with new lines of evidence suggested as well as future collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Yediginiz Besin Olursunuz! Biyo-Arkeolojide izotop Analizlerine Giris, Trakya University (H. Miller) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 50 people attended a seminar Dr Miller was invited to give at Trakya University in Edirne, Turkey titled: Yediginiz Besin Olursunuz! Biyo-Arkeolojide izotop Analizlerine Giris. Discussion of chickens sparked questions and discussion and introduced the idea of this aspect of bioarchaeology and its significance to a wider audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description YorNight: European Researcher's Night (E. Lazutkaite) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An interactive quiz and a card game was developed to evaluate how well public is informed about the chicken meat and egg production in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://yornight.com/2014/
 
Description Yornight 2014 (University of York) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Chicken nuggets: A history of York in half a dozen eggs. This was an interactive exhibition set up by Andre Colonese; Naomi Sykes; Holly Miller; Elena Lazutkaite (see also separate entry) and Terry O'Connor. The exhibition included iPad quizzes and interactive magnetic display boards. Participants fully engaged in these activities, which stimulated a lot of questions and discussion.

Good feedback received from participants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://yornight.com/activities/food/chicken-nuggets/
 
Description Yornight 2015 (University of York) (A Colonese, O Lebrasseur) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An exhibition entitled "Why Did The Chicken Cross the Globe?" was presented on September 25th 2015 at King's Manor, University of York, as part of YorNight, the University of York's contribution to a Europe-wide project called European Researchers' Night. The exhibition explored biomolecular evidence from archaeological records in UK of chicken ecology, dispersal and consumption in the past.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://yornight.com/2015/activities/kings-manor/chickens-cross-the-globe/