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Origins of Doha project webpages launched

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Archaeologists working on UCL Qatar's QNRF-funded research project, The Origins of Doha, are allowing the public to learn more about their work and track their findings online via the Origins of Doha website. Containing a history of Doha, building recording and excavation news, the webpages will document the investigations taking place that will serve to establish how Doha was originally settled, and how it transformed into the city that it is today.

What Did People Eat in Old Doha?

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Dr. Mary Anne Murray is busy at UCL Qatar processing samples taken during the excavation season to search for evidence of diet and other uses of organic material in Old Doha. To do this, she is using a flotation machine to separate these materials from the dirt. After processing the samples through the machine, she will sort them and examine them under a microscope. Research on botanical remains allows the project to better understand evidence that is not always immediately visible during excavation.

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