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dc.contributor.authorTeasdale, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorFiddyment, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorVnouček, Jiří
dc.contributor.authorMattiangeli, Valeria
dc.contributor.authorSpeller, Camilla
dc.contributor.authorBinois, Annelise
dc.contributor.authorCarver, Martin
dc.contributor.authorDand, Catherine
dc.contributor.authorNewfield, Timothy P
dc.contributor.authorWebb, Christopher C
dc.contributor.authorBradley, Daniel G
dc.contributor.authorCollins, Matthew
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-23T00:33:24Z
dc.date.available2018-11-23T00:33:24Z
dc.date.issued2017-10
dc.identifier.issn2054-5703
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/285858
dc.description.abstractMedieval manuscripts, carefully curated and conserved, represent not only an irreplaceable documentary record but also a remarkable reservoir of biological information. Palaeographic and codicological investigation can often locate and date these documents with remarkable precision. The York Gospels (York Minster Ms. Add. 1) is one such codex, one of only a small collection of pre-conquest Gospel books to have survived the Reformation. By extending the non-invasive triboelectric (eraser-based) sampling technique eZooMS, to include the analysis of DNA, we report a cost-effective and simple-to-use biomolecular sampling technique for parchment. We apply this combined methodology to document for the first time a rich palimpsest of biological information contained within the York Gospels, which has accumulated over the 1000-year lifespan of this cherished object that remains an active participant in the life of York Minster. These biological data provide insights into the decisions made in the selection of materials, the construction of the codex and the use history of the object.
dc.format.mediumElectronic-eCollection
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherThe Royal Society
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.titleThe York Gospels: a 1000-year biological palimpsest.
dc.typeArticle
prism.issueIdentifier10
prism.publicationDate2017
prism.publicationNameR Soc Open Sci
prism.startingPage170988
prism.volume4
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.33202
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-09-22
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1098/rsos.170988
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-10-25
dc.contributor.orcidTeasdale, Matthew [0000-0002-7376-9975]
dc.contributor.orcidFiddyment, Sarah [0000-0002-8991-2318]
dc.contributor.orcidCollins, Matthew [0000-0003-4226-5501]
dc.identifier.eissn2054-5703
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2017-10-25


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