Opendata, web and dolomites


Reading the genetic history of parchment manuscripts.

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EC-Contrib. €






Project "SCRIBE" data sheet

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postcode: YO10 5DD

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 195˙454 €
 EC max contribution 195˙454 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2016
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-10-01   to  2019-09-30


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITY OF YORK UK (YORK NORTH YORKSHIRE) coordinator 195˙454.00


 Project objective

Medieval texts are a window into the monastic world and an integral part of European written history. Most of our current understanding of the processes of codex construction comes from the careful examination of the clues to manufacture on the object itself, the practice of codicology. Increasingly scholars are interested in the material qualities of the book. How and why were the decisions on the selection of materials made? Recent advances in analytical methods are broadening the reach of codicology in unexpected ways and enabling these questions to be addressed. The SCRIBE project is at the forefront of this burgeoning field of molecular codicology, having developed and implemented an exciting new minimally destructive DNA sampling technique, derived from routine parchment conservation practice. SCRIBE will further implement this method to generate two novel high throughput genomic datasets from parchment manuscripts. Firstly the materiality of the manuscripts will be described by assessing the genetic relationship between the animals used to complete the codices. Secondly SCRIBE will be the first study to combine high throughput metagenomic techniques and novel bioinformatic approaches to a large sample size of documents in multiple archives to look at the microbial fingerprints of parchments, to complement their provenance and curation.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Sarah Fiddyment, Matthew D. Teasdale, Jiří Vnouček, Élodie Lévêque, Annelise Binois, Matthew J. Collins
So you want to do biocodicology? A field guide to the biological analysis of parchment
published pages: 1-10, ISSN: 2050-7445, DOI: 10.1186/s40494-019-0278-6
Heritage Science 7/1 2020-02-27
2019 Verdugo, Marta Pereira; Mullin, Victoria E; Scheu, Amelie; Mattiangeli, Valeria; Daly, Kevin G; Maisano Delser, Pierpaolo; Hare, Andrew J; Burger, Joachim; Collins, Matthew J; Kehati, Ron; Hesse, Paula; Fulton, Deirdre; Sauer, Eberhard W; Mohaseb, Fatemeh A; Davoudi, Hossein; Khazaeli, Roya; Lhuillier, Johanna; Rapin, Claude; Ebrahimi, Saeed; Khasanov, Mutalib; Vahidi, S M Farhad; MacHugh, David E
Ancient cattle genomics, origins, and rapid turnover in the Fertile Crescent
published pages: , ISSN: 0036-8075, DOI: 10.1126/science.aav1002
Science 2020-02-27
2018 Kevin G. Daly, Pierpaolo Maisano Delser, Victoria E. Mullin, Amelie Scheu, Valeria Mattiangeli, Matthew D. Teasdale, Andrew J. Hare, Joachim Burger, Marta Pereira Verdugo, Matthew J. Collins, Ron Kehati, Cevdet Merih Erek, Guy Bar-Oz, François Pompanon, Tristan Cumer, Canan Çakırlar, Azadeh Fatemeh Mohaseb, Delphine Decruyenaere, Hossein Davoudi, Özlem Çevik, Gary Rollefson, Jean-Denis Vigne,
Ancient goat genomes reveal mosaic domestication in the Fertile Crescent
published pages: 85-88, ISSN: 0036-8075, DOI: 10.1126/science.aas9411
Science 361/6397 2020-02-27

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