Rights: Professor Tom Higham, Oxford University Published 7 June 2017 Size: 340 KB

Professor Tom Higham working with ancient modern human skeletons from a double burial site at Oberkassel in Bonn, Germany. Tom was part of a team that worked on a renewed programme of accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) dating for this burial site. The age of the female skeleton was determined as being 13,800–14,000 years old – from the Upper Palaeolithic period.