Uncovering history with a microscope

In 2004, samples of two ancient Coast Salish blankets were sent to UVic’s Advanced Microscopy Facility for analysis. Were they made from fibre from mountain goats or the now extinct Salish wool dogs? What stories do they contain? Learn how Dr. Elaine Humphrey uncovered part of their story in this Café Scientifique talk.

Elaine is the lab manager for UVic’s Advanced Microscopy Facility – where they make it as easy as possible to visualize the invisible.

Cafe Scientifique is a twice monthly science talk hosted by UVic researchers. It has now moved online due to COVID-19. You can watch the talks live or enjoy recordings afterwards. 

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