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Department of Archaeology

 

Biography

I conduct research on the persistence of proteins in ancient samples, using modelling to explore the racemization of amino acids and thermal history to predict the survival of DNA and other molecules. Using a combination of approaches (including immunology and protein mass spectrometry) my research detects and interprets protein remnants in archaeological and fossil remains.

With former PhD student Dr Mike Buckley I developed ZooMS (Zooarchaeology by Mass Spectrometry) a way to rapidly identify bone and other collagen based materials using peptide mass fingerprinting.

https://sites.google.com/palaeome.org/2018-ancient-proteins/home

 

Research

The application of acient proteins to archaeology

Analysis of protein evolution and decay

 

I am presently involved in the following research projects in:

2016-2021 Niels Bohr Professor of Palaeoproteomics: University of Copenhagen: To establish new research capacity in plaeoprotemics in Denmark

2018 - 2023 Beasts to Craft:  Parchment as a biological archive

2019-20203 ArcHives: Beeswax as a biological archive

 

 Also visit: https://evogenomics.snm.ku.dk/palaeoproteomics/

 

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4226-5501

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Matthew_Collins

Information for Prospective Postgraduate Students

Students that work with me have to be self motivated as my post in Cambridge is only 40%, 60% of the time I am in Copenhagen.   At present I have sufficient students, and do not think that I can realistically supervise more than I am planning to take on in 2021 from the ChemArch and PlaCE ITNs

I do not take self funded students, but will try to work with you to help find funding.

I like to collaborate so if you do contact me, I may try to find a way for you to work with my colleagues and I. 

Key Publications

Key publications: 

Demarchi, B., Hall, S., Roncal-Herrero, T., Freeman, C. L., Woolley, J., Crisp, M. K., Wilson, J., Fotakis, A., Fischer, R., Kessler, B. M., Rakownikow Jersie-Christensen, R., Olsen, J. V., Haile, J., Thomas, J., Marean, C. W., Parkington, J., Presslee, S., Lee-Thorp, J., Ditchfield, P., … Collins, M. J. (2016). Protein sequences bound to mineral surfaces persist into deep time. eLife, 5, e17092.

Hendy, J., Colonese, A. C., Franz, I., Fernandes, R., Fischer, R., Orton, D., Lucquin, A., Spindler, L., Anvari, J., Stroud, E., Biehl, P. F., Speller, C., Boivin, N., Mackie, M., Jersie-Christensen, R. R., Olsen, J. V., Collins, M. J., Craig, O. E., & Rosenstock, E. (2018). Ancient proteins from ceramic vessels at Çatalhöyük West reveal the hidden cuisine of early farmers. Nature Communications, 9(1), 4064.

Jensen, T. Z. T., Niemann, J., Iversen, K. H., Fotakis, A. K., Gopalakrishnan, S., Vågene, Å. J., Pedersen, M. W., Sinding, M.-H. S., Ellegaard, M. R., Allentoft, M. E., Lanigan, L. T., Taurozzi, A. J., Nielsen, S. H., Dee, M. W., Mortensen, M. N., Christensen, M. C., Sørensen, S. A., Collins, M. J., Gilbert, M. T. P., … Schroeder, H. (2019). A 5700 year-old human genome and oral microbiome from chewed birch pitch. Nature Communications, 10(1), 5520.

Teasdale, M. D., Fiddyment, S., Vnouček, J., Mattiangeli, V., Speller, C., Binois, A., Carver, M., Dand, C., Newfield, T. P., Webb, C. C., Bradley, D. G., & Collins, M. J. (2017). The York Gospels: a 1000-year biological palimpsest. Royal Society Open Science, 4(10), 170988.

Verdugo, M. P., Mullin, V. E., Scheu, A., Mattiangeli, V., Daly, K. G., Maisano Delser, P., Hare, A. J., Burger, J., Collins, M. J., Kehati, R., Hesse, P., Fulton, D., Sauer, E. W., Mohaseb, F. A., Davoudi, H., Khazaeli, R., Lhuillier, J., Rapin, C., Ebrahimi, S., … Bradley, D. G. (2019). Ancient cattle genomics, origins, and rapid turnover in the Fertile Crescent. Science, 365(6449), 173–176.

Other publications: 

Publication

Journal articles

2023 (Published online)

  • Nair, B., Palomo, IR., Markussen, B., Wiuf, C., Fiddyment, S. and Collins, MJ., 2023 (Published online). Parchment Glutamine Index (PQI): A novel method to estimate glutamine deamidation levels in parchment collagen obtained from low-quality MALDI-TOF data, Peer Community In Peer Community Journal, v. 3 http://doi.org/10.24072/pcjournal.230
  • 2023

  • Doherty, SP., Alexander, MM., Henderson, S., Newton, J., Finch, J. and Collins, MJ., 2023. Tracking the British agricultural revolution through the isotopic analysis of dated parchment. Sci Rep, v. 13 http://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-26013-4
  • 2022

  • Kontopoulos, I., Van de Vijver, K., Robberechts, B., von Tersch, M., Turner-Walker, G., Penkman, K. and Collins, MJ., 2022. Histological and stable isotope analysis of archeological bones from St. Rombout's cemetery (Mechelen, Belgium): Intrasite, intraindividual, and intrabone variability International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, v. 32 http://doi.org/10.1002/oa.3145
  • Bethencourt, JH., Palomo, IR., Hickinbotham, S., Nair, B., Soncin, S., Dieu, M., Collins, M. and Deparis, O., 2022. Data From “A Biocodicological Analysis of the Medieval Library and Archive From Orval Abbey, Belgium” Journal of Open Archaeology Data, v. 10 10.5334/joad.89
  • Brandt, LO., Lillemark, MR., Rytter, M., Collins, MJ. and Tottrup, AP., 2022. Next Generation Lab puts Denmark's past in the hands of its future Antiquity, v. 96 http://doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2021.170
  • Demarchi, B., Mackie, M., Li, Z., Deng, T., Collins, MJ. and Clarke, J., 2022. Survival of mineral-bound peptides into the Miocene. Elife, v. 11 http://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.82849
  • Doherty, SP., Collins, MJ., Harris, AJT., Sistiaga, A., Newton, J. and Alexander, MM., 2022. A modern baseline for the paired isotopic analysis of skin and bone in terrestrial mammals. R Soc Open Sci, v. 9 http://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.211587
  • Demarchi, B., Stiller, J., Grealy, A., Mackie, M., Deng, Y., Gilbert, T., Clarke, J., Legendre, LJ., Boano, R., Sicheritz-Pontén, T., Magee, J., Zhang, G., Bunce, M., Collins, MJ. and Miller, G., 2022. Ancient proteins resolve controversy over the identity of Genyornis eggshell. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, v. 119 10.1073/pnas.2109326119
  • Chidimuro, B., Mundorff, A., Speller, C., Radini, A., Boudreault, N., Lucas, M., Holst, M., Lamb, A., Collins, M. and Alexander, M., 2022. Isotope analysis of human dental calculus δ13 CO3 2- : Investigating a potential new proxy for sugar consumption. Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom, v. 36 http://doi.org/10.1002/rcm.9286
  • Hofmann, C., Vnouček, J., Rabitsch, S., Aceto, M., Melo, MJ., Malissa, A., Uhlir, K., Griesser, M., Hradil, K., Erlach, R., Quandt, A., Sonderegger, J., Fiddyment, S. and Collins, M., 2022. The Vienna Genesis: An Example of Late Antique Purple Parchment. Restaurator (Cph), v. 43 http://doi.org/10.1515/res-2021-0019
  • Nair, B., Palomo, IR., Markussen, B., Wiuf, C., Fiddyment, S. and Collins, MJ., 2022. Parchment Glutamine Index (PQI): A novel method to estimate glutamine deamidation levels in parchment collagen obtained from low-quality MALDI-TOF data http://doi.org/10.1101/2022.03.13.483627
  • Warinner, C., Korzow Richter, K. and Collins, MJ., 2022. Paleoproteomics. Chem Rev, v. 122 http://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemrev.1c00703
  • Fonseca, B., Freeman, CL. and Collins, MJ., 2022. Conformational analysis and water dynamics: a molecular dynamics study on the survival of a β-lactoglobulin peptide in the archaeological record Chemical Physics, v. 561 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemphys.2022.111602
  • Brandt, LØ., Taurozzi, AJ., Mackie, M., Sinding, M-HS., Vieira, FG., Schmidt, AL., Rimstad, C., Collins, MJ. and Mannering, U., 2022. Palaeoproteomics identifies beaver fur in Danish high-status Viking Age burials - direct evidence of fur trade. PLoS One, v. 17 http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0270040
  • 2021

  • Ruffini-Ronzani, N., Nieus, J-F., Soncin, S., Hickinbotham, S., Dieu, M., Bouhy, J., Charles, C., Ruzzier, C., Falmagne, T., Hermand, X., Collins, MJ. and Deparis, O., 2021. A biocodicological analysis of the medieval library and archive from Orval Abbey, Belgium. R Soc Open Sci, v. 8 http://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.210210
  • Sakalauskaite, J., Mackie, M., Taurozzi, AJ., Collins, MJ., Marin, F. and Demarchi, B., 2021. The degradation of intracrystalline mollusc shell proteins: A proteomics study of Spondylus gaederopus. Biochim Biophys Acta Proteins Proteom, v. 1869 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbapap.2021.140718
  • Ramsøe, A., Crispin, M., Mackie, M., McGrath, K., Fischer, R., Demarchi, B., Collins, MJ., Hendy, J. and Speller, C., 2021. Assessing the degradation of ancient milk proteins through site-specific deamidation patterns. Sci Rep, v. 11 http://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-87125-x
  • Doherty, SP., Henderson, S., Fiddyment, S., Finch, J. and Collins, MJ., 2021. Scratching the surface: the use of sheepskin parchment to deter textual erasure in early modern legal deeds. Herit Sci, v. 9 http://doi.org/10.1186/s40494-021-00503-6
  • Coutu, AN., Taurozzi, AJ., Mackie, M., Jensen, TZT., Collins, MJ. and Sealy, J., 2021. Palaeoproteomics confirm earliest domesticated sheep in southern Africa ca. 2000 BP. Sci Rep, v. 11 http://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-85756-8
  • Perri, AR., Mitchell, KJ., Mouton, A., Álvarez-Carretero, S., Hulme-Beaman, A., Haile, J., Jamieson, A., Meachen, J., Lin, AT., Schubert, BW., Ameen, C., Antipina, EE., Bover, P., Brace, S., Carmagnini, A., Carøe, C., Samaniego Castruita, JA., Chatters, JC., Dobney, K., Dos Reis, M., Evin, A., Gaubert, P., Gopalakrishnan, S., Gower, G., Heiniger, H., Helgen, KM., Kapp, J., Kosintsev, PA., Linderholm, A., Ozga, AT., Presslee, S., Salis, AT., Saremi, NF., Shew, C., Skerry, K., Taranenko, DE., Thompson, M., Sablin, MV., Kuzmin, YV., Collins, MJ., Sinding, M-HS., Gilbert, MTP., Stone, AC., Shapiro, B., Van Valkenburgh, B., Wayne, RK., Larson, G., Cooper, A. and Frantz, LAF., 2021. Dire wolves were the last of an ancient New World canid lineage. Nature, v. 591 http://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-03082-x
  • Presslee, S., Penkman, K., Fischer, R., Richards-Slidel, E., Southon, J., Hospitaleche, CA., Collins, M. and MacPhee, R., 2021. Assessment of different screening methods for selecting palaeontological bone samples for peptide sequencing. J Proteomics, v. 230 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jprot.2020.103986
  • Matthiesen, H., Høier Eriksen, AM., Hollesen, J. and Collins, M., 2021. Bone degradation at five Arctic archaeological sites: Quantifying the importance of burial environment and bone characteristics Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 125 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2020.105296
  • Runge, AKW., Hendy, J., Richter, KK., Masson-MacLean, E., Britton, K., Mackie, M., McGrath, K., Collins, M., Cappellini, E. and Speller, C., 2021. Palaeoproteomic analyses of dog palaeofaeces reveal a preserved dietary and host digestive proteome. Proc Biol Sci, v. 288 http://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2021.0020
  • Brown, S., Douka, K., Collins, MJ. and Richter, KK., 2021. On the standardization of ZooMS nomenclature. J Proteomics, v. 235 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jprot.2020.104041
  • Doherty, S., Alexander, MM., Vnouček, J., Newton, J. and Collins, MJ., 2021. Measuring the impact of parchment production on skin collagen stable isotope (δ<sup>13</sup>C and δ<sup>15</sup>N) values Science and Technology of Archaeological Research, v. 7 http://doi.org/10.1080/20548923.2020.1868132
  • Fiddyment, S., Goodison, NJ., Brenner, E., Signorello, S., Price, K. and Collins, MJ., 2021. Girding the loins? Direct evidence of the use of a medieval English parchment birthing girdle from biomolecular analysis. R Soc Open Sci, v. 8 http://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.202055
  • 2020

  • Macleod, R., Sinding, M-HS., Olsen, MT., Collins, MJ. and Rowland, SJ., 2020. DNA preserved in jetsam whale ambergris, The Royal Society Biology Letters, v. 16 http://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2019.0819
  • Trolle Jensen, TZ., Mackie, M., Taurozzi, AJ., Lanigan, LT., Gundelach, C., Olsen, J., Sørensen, SA., Collins, MJ., Sørensen, M. and Schroeder, H., 2020. The biomolecular characterization of a finger ring contextually dated to the emergence of the Early Neolithic from Syltholm, Denmark. R Soc Open Sci, v. 7 http://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.191172
  • Korzow Richter, K., McGrath, K., Masson-MacLean, E., Hickinbotham, S., Tedder, A., Britton, K., Bottomley, Z., Dobney, K., Hulme-Beaman, A., Zona, M., Fischer, R., Collins, MJ. and Speller, CF., 2020. What's the catch? Archaeological application of rapid collagen-based species identification for Pacific Salmon Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 116 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2020.105116
  • Scott, AB., Taurozzi, A., Hughes, N., Pedersen, DD., Kontopoulos, I., Mackie, M. and Collins, MJ., 2020. Comparing biological and pathological factors affecting osteocalcin concentrations in archaeological skeletal remains Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, v. 34 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2020.102573
  • Hickinbotham, S., Fiddyment, S., Stinson, TL. and Collins, MJ., 2020. How to get your goat: automated identification of species from MALDI-ToF spectra. Bioinformatics, v. 36 http://doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btaa181
  • Eriksen, AMH., Nielsen, TK., Matthiesen, H., Carøe, C., Hansen, LH., Gregory, DJ., Turner-Walker, G., Collins, MJ. and Gilbert, MTP., 2020. Bone biodeterioration-The effect of marine and terrestrial depositional environments on early diagenesis and bone bacterial community. PLoS One, v. 15 http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0240512
  • Eriksen, AMH., Matthiesen, H., Kontopoulos, I., Gregory, D., Snoeck, C., Zhang, G., Collins, MJ. and Gilbert, MTP., 2020. Rapid loss of endogenous DNA in pig bone buried in five different environments Archaeometry, v. 62 http://doi.org/10.1111/arcm.12553
  • Ramsøe, A., van Heekeren, V., Ponce, P., Fischer, R., Barnes, I., Speller, C. and Collins, MJ., 2020. DeamiDATE 1.0: Site-specific deamidation as a tool to assess authenticity of members of ancient proteomes Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 115 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2020.105080
  • Fourneau, M., Canon, C., Van Vlaender, D., Collins, MJ., Fiddyment, S., Poumay, Y. and Deparis, O., 2020. Histological study of sheep skin transformation during the recreation of historical parchment manufacture Heritage Science, v. 8 http://doi.org/10.1186/s40494-020-00421-z
  • Lanigan, LT., Mackie, M., Feine, S., Hublin, J-J., Schmitz, RW., Wilcke, A., Collins, MJ., Cappellini, E., Olsen, JV., Taurozzi, AJ. and Welker, F., 2020. Multi-protease analysis of Pleistocene bone proteomes. J Proteomics, v. 228 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jprot.2020.103889
  • Kontopoulos, I., Penkman, K., Mullin, VE., Winkelbach, L., Unterländer, M., Scheu, A., Kreutzer, S., Hansen, HB., Margaryan, A., Teasdale, MD., Gehlen, B., Street, M., Lynnerup, N., Liritzis, I., Sampson, A., Papageorgopoulou, C., Allentoft, ME., Burger, J., Bradley, DG. and Collins, MJ., 2020. Screening archaeological bone for palaeogenetic and palaeoproteomic studies. PLoS One, v. 15 http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0235146
  • Jensen, TZT., Sjöström, A., Fischer, A., Rosengren, E., Lanigan, LT., Bennike, O., Richter, KK., Gron, KJ., Mackie, M., Mortensen, MF., Sørensen, L., Chivall, D., Iversen, KH., Taurozzi, AJ., Olsen, J., Schroeder, H., Milner, N., Sørensen, M. and Collins, MJ., 2020. An integrated analysis of Maglemose bone points reframes the Early Mesolithic of Southern Scandinavia. Sci Rep, v. 10 http://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-74258-8
  • Morton-Hayward, AL., Thompson, T., Thomas-Oates, JE., Buckley, S., Petzold, A., Ramsøe, A., O’Connor, S. and Collins, MJ., 2020. 056/NEJMc1909867 ... Science and Technology of Archaeological Research, v. 6 http://doi.org/10.1080/20548923.2020.1815398
  • Fiddyment, S., Goodison, N., Brenner, E., Signorello, S., Price, K. and Collins, M., 2020. Girding the loins? Direct evidence of the use of a medieval parchment birthing girdle from biomolecular analysis http://doi.org/10.1101/2020.10.21.348698
  • 2019

  • Simpson, JP., Fascione, M., Bergström, E., Wilson, J., Collins, MJ., Penkman, KEH. and Thomas-Oates, J., 2019. Ionisation bias undermines the use of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation for estimating peptide deamidation: Synthetic peptide studies demonstrate electrospray ionisation gives more reliable response ratios. Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom, v. 33 http://doi.org/10.1002/rcm.8441
  • Verdugo, MP., Mullin, VE., Scheu, A., Mattiangeli, V., Daly, KG., Maisano Delser, P., Hare, AJ., Burger, J., Collins, MJ., Kehati, R., Hesse, P., Fulton, D., Sauer, EW., Mohaseb, FA., Davoudi, H., Khazaeli, R., Lhuillier, J., Rapin, C., Ebrahimi, S., Khasanov, M., Vahidi, SMF., MacHugh, DE., Ertuğrul, O., Koukouli-Chrysanthaki, C., Sampson, A., Kazantzis, G., Kontopoulos, I., Bulatovic, J., Stojanović, I., Mikdad, A., Benecke, N., Linstädter, J., Sablin, M., Bendrey, R., Gourichon, L., Arbuckle, BS., Mashkour, M., Orton, D., Horwitz, LK., Teasdale, MD. and Bradley, DG., 2019. Ancient cattle genomics, origins, and rapid turnover in the Fertile Crescent. Science, v. 365 http://doi.org/10.1126/science.aav1002
  • McGrath, K., Rowsell, K., Gates St-Pierre, C., Tedder, A., Foody, G., Roberts, C., Speller, C. and Collins, M., 2019. Identifying Archaeological Bone via Non-Destructive ZooMS and the Materiality of Symbolic Expression: Examples from Iroquoian Bone Points. Sci Rep, v. 9 http://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-47299-x
  • Fiddyment, S., Teasdale, MD., Vnouček, J., Lévêque, É., Binois, A. and Collins, MJ., 2019. So you want to do biocodicology? A field guide to the biological analysis of parchment Heritage Science, v. 7 http://doi.org/10.1186/s40494-019-0278-6
  • Welker, F., Ramos-Madrigal, J., Kuhlwilm, M., Liao, W., Gutenbrunner, P., de Manuel, M., Samodova, D., Mackie, M., Allentoft, ME., Bacon, A-M., Collins, MJ., Cox, J., Lalueza-Fox, C., Olsen, JV., Demeter, F., Wang, W., Marques-Bonet, T. and Cappellini, E., 2019. Enamel proteome shows that Gigantopithecus was an early diverging pongine. Nature, v. 576 http://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1728-8
  • Presslee, S., Slater, GJ., Pujos, F., Forasiepi, AM., Fischer, R., Molloy, K., Mackie, M., Olsen, JV., Kramarz, A., Taglioretti, M., Scaglia, F., Lezcano, M., Lanata, JL., Southon, J., Feranec, R., Bloch, J., Hajduk, A., Martin, FM., Salas Gismondi, R., Reguero, M., de Muizon, C., Greenwood, A., Chait, BT., Penkman, K., Collins, M. and MacPhee, RDE., 2019. Palaeoproteomics resolves sloth relationships. Nat Ecol Evol, v. 3 http://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-019-0909-z
  • Charlton, S., Ramsøe, A., Collins, M., Craig, OE., Fischer, R., Alexander, M. and Speller, CF., 2019. New insights into Neolithic milk consumption through proteomic analysis of dental calculus Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, v. 11 http://doi.org/10.1007/s12520-019-00911-7
  • Kontopoulos, I., Penkman, K., Liritzis, I. and Collins, MJ., 2019. Bone diagenesis in a Mycenaean secondary burial (Kastrouli, Greece) Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, v. 11 http://doi.org/10.1007/s12520-019-00853-0
  • Jensen, TZT., Niemann, J., Iversen, KH., Fotakis, AK., Gopalakrishnan, S., Vågene, ÅJ., Pedersen, MW., Sinding, M-HS., Ellegaard, MR., Allentoft, ME., Lanigan, LT., Taurozzi, AJ., Nielsen, SH., Dee, MW., Mortensen, MN., Christensen, MC., Sørensen, SA., Collins, MJ., Gilbert, MTP., Sikora, M., Rasmussen, S. and Schroeder, H., 2019. A 5700 year-old human genome and oral microbiome from chewed birch pitch. Nat Commun, v. 10 http://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-13549-9
  • Radini, A., Tromp, M., Beach, A., Tong, E., Speller, C., McCormick, M., Dudgeon, JV., Collins, MJ., Rühli, F., Kröger, R. and Warinner, C., 2019. Medieval women's early involvement in manuscript production suggested by lapis lazuli identification in dental calculus. Sci Adv, v. 5 http://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aau7126
  • Kontopoulos, I., Penkman, K., McAllister, GD., Lynnerup, N., Damgaard, PB., Hansen, HB., Allentoft, ME. and Collins, MJ., 2019. Petrous bone diagenesis: a multi-analytical approach Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 518 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2019.01.005
  • McCoy, VE., Gabbott, SE., Penkman, K., Collins, MJ., Presslee, S., Holt, J., Grossman, H., Wang, B., Solórzano Kraemer, MM., Delclòs, X. and Peñalver, E., 2019. Ancient amino acids from fossil feathers in amber. Sci Rep, v. 9 http://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-42938-9
  • 2018

  • Brandt, LØ., Haase, K. and Collins, MJ., 2018. Species identification using ZooMS, with reference to the exploitation of animal resources in the medieval town of Odense, Det Kgl. Bibliotek/Royal Danish Library Danish Journal of Archaeology, v. 7 http://doi.org/10.1080/21662282.2018.1468154
  • Hendy, J., Colonese, AC., Franz, I., Fernandes, R., Fischer, R., Orton, D., Lucquin, A., Spindler, L., Anvari, J., Stroud, E., Biehl, PF., Speller, C., Boivin, N., Mackie, M., Jersie-Christensen, RR., Olsen, JV., Collins, MJ., Craig, OE. and Rosenstock, E., 2018. Ancient proteins from ceramic vessels at Çatalhöyük West reveal the hidden cuisine of early farmers. Nat Commun, v. 9 http://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-06335-6
  • Hendy, J., Welker, F., Demarchi, B., Speller, C., Warinner, C. and Collins, MJ., 2018. Author Correction: A guide to ancient protein studies. Nat Ecol Evol, v. 2 http://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-018-0590-7
  • Hendy, J., Welker, F., Demarchi, B., Speller, C., Warinner, C. and Collins, MJ., 2018. A guide to ancient protein studies. Nat Ecol Evol, v. 2 http://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-018-0510-x
  • O'Connell, TC. and Collins, MJ., 2018. Comment on “Ecological niche of Neanderthals from Spy Cave revealed by nitrogen isotopes of individual amino acids in collagen.”, Academic Press Journal of Human Evolution, v. 117 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2017.05.006
  • Daly, KG., Maisano Delser, P., Mullin, VE., Scheu, A., Mattiangeli, V., Teasdale, MD., Hare, AJ., Burger, J., Verdugo, MP., Collins, MJ., Kehati, R., Erek, CM., Bar-Oz, G., Pompanon, F., Cumer, T., Çakırlar, C., Mohaseb, AF., Decruyenaere, D., Davoudi, H., Çevik, Ö., Rollefson, G., Vigne, J-D., Khazaeli, R., Fathi, H., Doost, SB., Rahimi Sorkhani, R., Vahdati, AA., Sauer, EW., Azizi Kharanaghi, H., Maziar, S., Gasparian, B., Pinhasi, R., Martin, L., Orton, D., Arbuckle, BS., Benecke, N., Manica, A., Horwitz, LK., Mashkour, M. and Bradley, DG., 2018. Ancient goat genomes reveal mosaic domestication in the Fertile Crescent. Science, v. 361 http://doi.org/10.1126/science.aas9411
  • Hendy, J., Warinner, C., Bouwman, A., Collins, MJ., Fiddyment, S., Fischer, R., Hagan, R., Hofman, CA., Holst, M., Chaves, E., Klaus, L., Larson, G., Mackie, M., McGrath, K., Mundorff, AZ., Radini, A., Rao, H., Trachsel, C., Velsko, IM. and Speller, CF., 2018. Proteomic evidence of dietary sources in ancient dental calculus. Proc Biol Sci, v. 285 http://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2018.0977
  • Kontopoulos, I., Presslee, S., Penkman, K. and Collins, MJ., 2018. Preparation of bone powder for FTIR-ATR analysis: The particle size effect Vibrational Spectroscopy, v. 99 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.vibspec.2018.09.004
  • von Holstein, I., von Tersch, M., Coutu, AN., Penkman, KEH., Makarewicz, CA. and Collins, MJ., 2018. Collagen proteins exchange O with demineralisation and gelatinisation reagents and also with atmospheric moisture. Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom, http://doi.org/10.1002/rcm.8064
  • Kendall, C., Eriksen, AMH., Kontopoulos, I., Collins, MJ. and Turner-Walker, G., 2018. Diagenesis of archaeological bone and tooth Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 491 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2017.11.041
  • Mercader, J., Akeju, T., Brown, M., Bundala, M., Collins, MJ., Copeland, L., Crowther, A., Dunfield, P., Henry, A., Inwood, J., Itambu, M., Kim, JJ., Larter, S., Longo, L., Oldenburg, T., Patalano, R., Sammynaiken, R., Soto, M., Tyler, R. and Xhauflair, H., 2018. Exaggerated expectations in ancient starch research and the need for new taphonomic and authenticity criteria Facets, v. 3 http://doi.org/10.1139/facets-2017-0126
  • 2017

  • Teasdale, M., Fiddyment, S., Vnouček, J., Mattiangeli, V., Speller, C., Binois, A., Carver, M., Dand, C., Newfield, T., Webb, C., Bradley, D. and Collins, M., 2017. The York Gospels: a one thousand year biological palimpsest http://doi.org/10.1101/146324
  • Fiddyment, S. and Collins, M., 2017. From field to frame. The contribution of bioarchaeological methods to understanding parchment production, PERSEE Program Gazette du livre médiéval, v. 63 http://doi.org/10.3406/galim.2017.2123
  • Kistler, L., Ware, R., Smith, O., Collins, M. and Allaby, RG., 2017. A new model for ancient DNA decay based on paleogenomic meta-analysis. Nucleic Acids Res, v. 45 http://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkx361
  • Colonese, AC., Hendy, J., Lucquin, A., Speller, CF., Collins, MJ., Carrer, F., Gubler, R., Kühn, M., Fischer, R. and Craig, OE., 2017. New criteria for the molecular identification of cereal grains associated with archaeological artefacts. Sci Rep, v. 7 http://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-06390-x
  • Velsko, IM., Overmyer, KA., Speller, C., Klaus, L., Collins, MJ., Loe, L., Frantz, LAF., Sankaranarayanan, K., Lewis, CM., Martinez, JBR., Chaves, E., Coon, JJ., Larson, G. and Warinner, C., 2017. The dental calculus metabolome in modern and historic samples. Metabolomics, v. 13 http://doi.org/10.1007/s11306-017-1270-3
  • Teasdale, MD., Fiddyment, S., Vnouček, J., Mattiangeli, V., Speller, C., Binois, A., Carver, M., Dand, C., Newfield, TP., Webb, CC., Bradley, DG. and Collins, MJ., 2017. The York Gospels: a 1000-year biological palimpsest. R Soc Open Sci, v. 4 http://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.170988
  • Mackie, M., Hendy, J., Lowe, AD., Sperduti, A., Holst, M., Collins, MJ. and Speller, CF., 2017. Preservation of the metaproteome: variability of protein preservation in ancient dental calculus. Sci Technol Archaeol Res, v. 3 http://doi.org/10.1080/20548923.2017.1361629
  • Sommer, DVP., Mühlen Axelsson, K., Collins, MJ., Fiddyment, S., Bredal-Jørgensen, J., Simonsen, KP., Lauridsen, CB. and Larsen, R., 2017. Multiple Microanalyses of a Sample from the Vinland Map Archaeometry, v. 59 http://doi.org/10.1111/arcm.12249
  • Presslee, S., Wilson, J., Woolley, J., Best, J., Russell, D., Radini, A., Fischer, R., Kessler, B., Boano, R., Collins, M. and Demarchi, B., 2017. The identification of archaeological eggshell using peptide markers Science and Technology of Archaeological Research, v. 3 http://doi.org/10.1080/20548923.2018.1424300
  • Welker, F., Soressi, MA., Roussel, M., van Riemsdijk, I., Hublin, JJ. and Collins, MJ., 2017. Variations in glutamine deamidation for a Châtelperronian bone assemblage as measured by peptide mass fingerprinting of collagen Science and Technology of Archaeological Research, v. 3 http://doi.org/10.1080/20548923.2016.1258825
  • 2016

  • Grundy, HH., Reece, P., Buckley, M., Solazzo, CM., Dowle, AA., Ashford, D., Charlton, AJ., Wadsley, MK. and Collins, MJ., 2016. A mass spectrometry method for the determination of the species of origin of gelatine in foods and pharmaceutical products. Food Chem, v. 190 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2015.05.054
  • Martiniano, R., Caffell, A., Holst, M., Hunter-Mann, K., Montgomery, J., Müldner, G., McLaughlin, RL., Teasdale, MD., van Rheenen, W., Veldink, JH., van den Berg, LH., Hardiman, O., Carroll, M., Roskams, S., Oxley, J., Morgan, C., Thomas, MG., Barnes, I., McDonnell, C., Collins, MJ. and Bradley, DG., 2016. Genomic signals of migration and continuity in Britain before the Anglo-Saxons. Nat Commun, v. 7 http://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms10326
  • Charlton, S., Alexander, M., Collins, M., Milner, N., Mellars, P., O'Connell, TC., Stevens, RE. and Craig, OE., 2016. Finding Britain's last hunter-gatherers: A new biomolecular approach to ‘unidentifiable’ bone fragments utilising bone collagen Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 73 10.1016/j.jas.2016.07.014
  • von Holstein, ICC., Walton Rogers, P., Craig, OE., Penkman, KEH., Newton, J. and Collins, MJ., 2016. Provenancing Archaeological Wool Textiles from Medieval Northern Europe by Light Stable Isotope Analysis (δ13C, δ15N, δ2H). PLoS One, v. 11 http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0162330
  • Hendy, J., Collins, M., Teoh, KY., Ashford, DA., Thomas-Oates, J., Donoghue, HD., Pap, I., Minnikin, DE., Spigelman, M. and Buckley, M., 2016. The challenge of identifying tuberculosis proteins in archaeological tissues Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 66 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2016.01.003
  • Little, A., Elliott, B., Conneller, C., Pomstra, D., Evans, AA., Fitton, LC., Holland, A., Davis, R., Kershaw, R., O'Connor, S., O'Connor, T., Sparrow, T., Wilson, AS., Jordan, P., Collins, MJ., Colonese, AC., Craig, OE., Knight, R., Lucquin, AJA., Taylor, B. and Milner, N., 2016. Technological Analysis of the World's Earliest Shamanic Costume: A Multi-Scalar, Experimental Study of a Red Deer Headdress from the Early Holocene Site of Star Carr, North Yorkshire, UK. PLoS One, v. 11 http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0152136
  • Coutu, AN., Lee-Thorp, J., Collins, MJ. and Lane, PJ., 2016. Mapping the Elephants of the 19th Century East African Ivory Trade with a Multi-Isotope Approach. PLoS One, v. 11 http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0163606
  • Speller, C., van den Hurk, Y., Charpentier, A., Rodrigues, A., Gardeisen, A., Wilkens, B., McGrath, K., Rowsell, K., Spindler, L., Collins, M. and Hofreiter, M., 2016. Barcoding the largest animals on Earth: ongoing challenges and molecular solutions in the taxonomic identification of ancient cetaceans. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci, v. 371 http://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2015.0332
  • Simpson, JP., Penkman, KEH., Demarchi, B., Koon, H., Collins, MJ., Thomas-Oates, J., Shapiro, B., Stark, M. and Wilson, J., 2016. The effects of demineralisation and sampling point variability on the measurement of glutamine deamidation in type I collagen extracted from bone Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 69 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2016.02.002
  • Welker, F., Hajdinjak, M., Talamo, S., Jaouen, K., Dannemann, M., David, F., Julien, M., Meyer, M., Kelso, J., Barnes, I., Brace, S., Kamminga, P., Fischer, R., Kessler, BM., Stewart, JR., Pääbo, S., Collins, MJ. and Hublin, J-J., 2016. Palaeoproteomic evidence identifies archaic hominins associated with the Châtelperronian at the Grotte du Renne. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, v. 113 http://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1605834113
  • Demarchi, B., Hall, S., Roncal-Herrero, T., Freeman, CL., Woolley, J., Crisp, MK., Wilson, J., Fotakis, A., Fischer, R., Kessler, BM., Rakownikow Jersie-Christensen, R., Olsen, JV., Haile, J., Thomas, J., Marean, CW., Parkington, J., Presslee, S., Lee-Thorp, J., Ditchfield, P., Hamilton, JF., Ward, MW., Wang, CM., Shaw, MD., Harrison, T., Domínguez-Rodrigo, M., MacPhee, RDE., Kwekason, A., Ecker, M., Kolska Horwitz, L., Chazan, M., Kröger, R., Thomas-Oates, J., Harding, JH., Cappellini, E., Penkman, K. and Collins, MJ., 2016. Protein sequences bound to mineral surfaces persist into deep time. Elife, v. 5 http://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.17092
  • Ziesemer, KA., Mann, AE., Sankaranarayanan, K., Schroeder, H., Ozga, AT., Brandt, BW., Zaura, E., Waters-Rist, A., Hoogland, M., Salazar-García, DC., Aldenderfer, M., Speller, C., Hendy, J., Weston, DA., MacDonald, SJ., Thomas, GH., Collins, MJ., Lewis, CM., Hofman, C. and Warinner, C., 2016. Corrigendum: Intrinsic challenges in ancient microbiome reconstruction using 16S rRNA gene amplification. Sci Rep, v. 6 http://doi.org/10.1038/srep27163
  • Evans, S., Briz i Godino, I., Álvarez, M., Rowsell, K., Collier, P., de Goodall, RNP., Mulville, J., Lacrouts, A., Collins, MJ. and Speller, C., 2016. Using combined biomolecular methods to explore whale exploitation and social aggregation in hunter-gatherer-fisher society in Tierra del Fuego Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, v. 6 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2015.10.025
  • Kendall, R., Hendy, J., Collins, MJ., Millard, AR. and Gowland, RL., 2016. Poor preservation of antibodies in archaeological human bone and dentine Science and Technology of Archaeological Research, v. 2 http://doi.org/10.1080/20548923.2015.1133117
  • 2015

  • Fiddyment, S., Holsinger, B., Ruzzier, C., Devine, A., Binois, A., Albarella, U., Fischer, R., Nichols, E., Curtis, A., Cheese, E., Teasdale, MD., Checkley-Scott, C., Milner, SJ., Rudy, KM., Johnson, EJ., Vnouček, J., Garrison, M., McGrory, S., Bradley, DG. and Collins, MJ., 2015. Animal origin of 13th-century uterine vellum revealed using noninvasive peptide fingerprinting. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, v. 112 http://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1512264112
  • Rijsdijk, KF., Hume, JP., de Louw, PGB., Meijer, HJM., Janoo, A., de Boer, EJ., Steel, L., de Vos, J., van der Sluis, LG., Hooghiemstra, H., Florens, FBV., Baider, C., Vernimmen, TJJ., Baas, P., van Heteren, AH., Rupear, V., Beebeejaun, G., Grihault, A., van der Plicht, JH., Besselink, M., Lubeek, JK., Jansen, M., Kluiving, SJ., Hollund, H., Shapiro, B., Collins, M., Buckley, M., Jayasena, RM., Porch, N., Floore, R., Bunnik, F., Biedlingmaier, A., Leavitt, J., Monfette, G., Kimelblatt, A., Randall, A., Floore, P. and Claessens, LPAM., 2015. A review of the dodo and its ecosystem: Insights from a vertebrate concentration lagerstätte in mauritius Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, v. 35 http://doi.org/10.1080/02724634.2015.1113803
  • Von Holstein, ICC., Font, L., Peacock, EE., Collins, MJ. and Davies, GR., 2015. An assessment of procedures to remove exogenous Sr before <sup>87</sup>Sr/<sup>86</sup>Sr analysis of wet archaeological wool textiles Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 53 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2014.10.006
  • Warinner, C., Speller, C., Collins, MJ. and Lewis, CM., 2015. Ancient human microbiomes. J Hum Evol, v. 79 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2014.10.016
  • Teasdale, MD., van Doorn, NL., Fiddyment, S., Webb, CC., O'Connor, T., Hofreiter, M., Collins, MJ. and Bradley, DG., 2015. Paging through history: parchment as a reservoir of ancient DNA for next generation sequencing. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci, v. 370 http://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2013.0379
  • Warinner, C., Speller, C. and Collins, MJ., 2015. A new era in palaeomicrobiology: prospects for ancient dental calculus as a long-term record of the human oral microbiome. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci, v. 370 http://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2013.0376
  • Ziesemer, KA., Mann, AE., Sankaranarayanan, K., Schroeder, H., Ozga, AT., Brandt, BW., Zaura, E., Waters-Rist, A., Hoogland, M., Salazar-García, DC., Aldenderfer, M., Speller, C., Hendy, J., Weston, DA., MacDonald, SJ., Thomas, GH., Collins, MJ., Lewis, CM., Hofman, C. and Warinner, C., 2015. Intrinsic challenges in ancient microbiome reconstruction using 16S rRNA gene amplification. Sci Rep, v. 5 http://doi.org/10.1038/srep16498
  • O'Connor, S., Solazzo, C. and Collins, M., 2015. Advances in identifying archaeological traces of horn and other keratinous hard tissues Studies in Conservation, v. 60 http://doi.org/10.1179/2047058414Y.0000000134
  • Peters, J., Lebrasseur, O., Best, J., Miller, H., Fothergill, T., Dobney, K., Thomas, RM., Maltby, M., Sykes, N., Hanotte, O., O'Connor, T., Collins, MJ. and Larson, G., 2015. Questioning new answers regarding Holocene chicken domestication in China. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, v. 112 http://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1503579112
  • Hofreiter, M., Paijmans, JLA., Goodchild, H., Speller, CF., Barlow, A., Fortes, GG., Thomas, JA., Ludwig, A. and Collins, MJ., 2015. The future of ancient DNA: Technical advances and conceptual shifts. Bioessays, v. 37 http://doi.org/10.1002/bies.201400160
  • Welker, F., Collins, MJ., Thomas, JA., Wadsley, M., Brace, S., Cappellini, E., Turvey, ST., Reguero, M., Gelfo, JN., Kramarz, A., Burger, J., Thomas-Oates, J., Ashford, DA., Ashton, PD., Rowsell, K., Porter, DM., Kessler, B., Fischer, R., Baessmann, C., Kaspar, S., Olsen, JV., Kiley, P., Elliott, JA., Kelstrup, CD., Mullin, V., Hofreiter, M., Willerslev, E., Hublin, J-J., Orlando, L., Barnes, I. and MacPhee, RDE., 2015. Ancient proteins resolve the evolutionary history of Darwin's South American ungulates. Nature, v. 522 http://doi.org/10.1038/nature14249
  • Welker, F., Soressi, M., Rendu, W., Hublin, JJ. and Collins, M., 2015. Using ZooMS to identify fragmentary bone from the Late Middle/Early Upper Palaeolithic sequence of Les Cottés, France Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 54 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2014.12.010
  • 2014

  • Warinner, C., Rodrigues, JFM., Vyas, R., Trachsel, C., Shved, N., Grossmann, J., Radini, A., Hancock, Y., Tito, RY., Fiddyment, S., Speller, C., Hendy, J., Charlton, S., Luder, HU., Salazar-García, DC., Eppler, E., Seiler, R., Hansen, LH., Castruita, JAS., Barkow-Oesterreicher, S., Teoh, KY., Kelstrup, CD., Olsen, JV., Nanni, P., Kawai, T., Willerslev, E., von Mering, C., Lewis, CM., Collins, MJ., Gilbert, MTP., Rühli, F. and Cappellini, E., 2014. Pathogens and host immunity in the ancient human oral cavity. Nat Genet, v. 46 http://doi.org/10.1038/ng.2906
  • Vincke, D., Miller, R., Stassart, É., Otte, M., Dardenne, P., Collins, M., Wilkinson, K., Stewart, J., Baeten, V. and Fernández Pierna, JA., 2014. Analysis of collagen preservation in bones recovered in archaeological contexts using NIR Hyperspectral Imaging. Talanta, v. 125 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.talanta.2014.02.044
  • Vaiglova, P., Bogaard, A., Collins, M., Cavanagh, W., Mee, C., Renard, J., Lamb, A., Gardeisen, A. and Fraser, R., 2014. An integrated stable isotope study of plants and animals from Kouphovouno, southern Greece: A new look at Neolithic farming Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 42 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2013.10.023
  • Ives, JW., Froese, D., Collins, M. and Brock, F., 2014. Radiocarbon and protein analyses indicate an early holocene age for the osseous rod from Grenfell, Saskatchewan, Canada American Antiquity, v. 79 http://doi.org/10.7183/0002-7316.79.4.782
  • Solazzo, C., Rogers, PW., Weber, L., Beaubien, HF., Wilson, J. and Collins, M., 2014. Species identification by peptide mass fingerprinting (PMF) in fibre products preserved by association with copper-alloy artefacts Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 49 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2014.06.009
  • Colonese, AC., Collins, M., Lucquin, A., Eustace, M., Hancock, Y., de Almeida Rocha Ponzoni, R., Mora, A., Smith, C., Deblasis, P., Figuti, L., Wesolowski, V., Plens, CR., Eggers, S., de Farias, DSE., Gledhill, A. and Craig, OE., 2014. Long-term resilience of late holocene coastal subsistence system in Southeastern South america. PLoS One, v. 9 http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0093854
  • Cappellini, E., Collins, MJ. and Gilbert, MTP., 2014. Biochemistry. Unlocking ancient protein palimpsests. Science, v. 343 http://doi.org/10.1126/science.1249274
  • Solazzo, C., Wilson, J., Dyer, JM., Clerens, S., Plowman, JE., von Holstein, I., Walton Rogers, P., Peacock, EE. and Collins, MJ., 2014. Modeling deamidation in sheep α-keratin peptides and application to archeological wool textiles. Anal Chem, v. 86 http://doi.org/10.1021/ac4026362
  • Von Holstein, ICC., Ashby, SP., van Doorn, NL., Sachs, SM., Buckley, M., Meiri, M., Barnes, I., Brundle, A. and Collins, MJ., 2014. Searching for Scandinavians in pre-Viking Scotland: Molecular fingerprinting of Early Medieval combs Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 41 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2013.07.026
  • Warinner, C., Hendy, J., Speller, C., Cappellini, E., Fischer, R., Trachsel, C., Arneborg, J., Lynnerup, N., Craig, OE., Swallow, DM., Fotakis, A., Christensen, RJ., Olsen, JV., Liebert, A., Montalva, N., Fiddyment, S., Charlton, S., Mackie, M., Canci, A., Bouwman, A., Rühli, F., Gilbert, MTP. and Collins, MJ., 2014. Direct evidence of milk consumption from ancient human dental calculus. Sci Rep, v. 4 http://doi.org/10.1038/srep07104
  • Bates, MR., Wenban-Smith, FF., Bello, SM., Bridgland, DR., Buck, LT., Collins, MJ., Keen, DH., Leary, J., Parfitt, SA., Penkman, K., Rhodes, E., Ryssaert, C. and Whittaker, JE., 2014. Late persistence of the Acheulian in southern Britain in an MIS 8 interstadial: Evidence from Harnham, Wiltshire Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 101 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.07.002
  • Meiri, M., Lister, AM., Collins, MJ., Tuross, N., Goebel, T., Blockley, S., Zazula, GD., van Doorn, N., Dale Guthrie, R., Boeskorov, GG., Baryshnikov, GF., Sher, A. and Barnes, I., 2014. Faunal record identifies Bering isthmus conditions as constraint to end-Pleistocene migration to the New World. Proc Biol Sci, v. 281 http://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2013.2167
  • Colonese, AC., Collins, M., Lucquin, A., Eustace, M. and Hancock, Y., 2014. Long-term resilience of late holocene coastal subsistence system in Southeastern South America (PLoS ONE (2014) 9, 4, (e93854) DOI:10.1371/journal. pone.0093854) PLoS ONE, v. 9 http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0107034
  • Stewart, JRM., Allen, RB., Jones, AKG., Kendall, T., Penkman, KEH., Demarchi, B., O'Connor, T. and Collins, MJ., 2014. Walking on Eggshells: A Study of Egg Use in Anglo-Scandinavian York Based on Eggshell Identification Using ZooMS International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, v. 24 http://doi.org/10.1002/oa.2362
  • von Holstein, ICC., Penkman, KEH., Peacock, EE. and Collins, MJ., 2014. Wet degradation of keratin proteins: linking amino acid, elemental and isotopic composition. Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom, v. 28 http://doi.org/10.1002/rcm.6999
  • Rasmussen, M., Anzick, SL., Waters, MR., Skoglund, P., DeGiorgio, M., Stafford, TW., Rasmussen, S., Moltke, I., Albrechtsen, A., Doyle, SM., Poznik, GD., Gudmundsdottir, V., Yadav, R., Malaspinas, A-S., White, SS., Allentoft, ME., Cornejo, OE., Tambets, K., Eriksson, A., Heintzman, PD., Karmin, M., Korneliussen, TS., Meltzer, DJ., Pierre, TL., Stenderup, J., Saag, L., Warmuth, VM., Lopes, MC., Malhi, RS., Brunak, S., Sicheritz-Ponten, T., Barnes, I., Collins, M., Orlando, L., Balloux, F., Manica, A., Gupta, R., Metspalu, M., Bustamante, CD., Jakobsson, M., Nielsen, R. and Willerslev, E., 2014. The genome of a Late Pleistocene human from a Clovis burial site in western Montana. Nature, v. 506 http://doi.org/10.1038/nature13025
  • 2013

  • Demarchi, B., Collins, MJ., Tomiak, PJ., Davies, BJ. and Penkman, KEH., 2013. Intra-crystalline protein diagenesis (IcPD) in Patella vulgata. Part II: Breakdown and temperature sensitivity. Quat Geochronol, v. 16 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.quageo.2012.08.001
  • Solazzo, C., Wadsley, M., Dyer, JM., Clerens, S., Collins, MJ. and Plowman, J., 2013. Characterisation of novel α-keratin peptide markers for species identification in keratinous tissues using mass spectrometry. Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom, v. 27 http://doi.org/10.1002/rcm.6730
  • Crisp, M., Demarchi, B., Collins, M., Morgan-Williams, M., Pilgrim, E. and Penkman, K., 2013. Isolation of the intra-crystalline proteins and kinetic studies in Struthio camelus (ostrich) eggshell for amino acid geochronology Quaternary Geochronology, v. 16 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.quageo.2012.09.002
  • Solazzo, C., Dyer, JM., Clerens, S., Plowman, J., Peacock, EE. and Collins, MJ., 2013. Proteomic evaluation of the biodegradation of wool fabrics in experimental burials International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, v. 80 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibiod.2012.11.013
  • Stewart, JRM., Allen, RB., Jones, AKG., Penkman, KEH. and Collins, MJ., 2013. ZooMS: Making eggshell visible in the archaeological record Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 40 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2012.11.007
  • Demarchi, B., Collins, M., Bergström, E., Dowle, A., Penkman, K., Thomas-Oates, J. and Wilson, J., 2013. New experimental evidence for in-chain amino acid racemization of serine in a model peptide. Anal Chem, v. 85 http://doi.org/10.1021/ac4005869
  • Powell, J., Collins, MJ., Cussens, J., MacLeod, N. and Penkman, KEH., 2013. Results from an amino acid racemization inter-laboratory proficiency study; design and performance evaluation Quaternary Geochronology, v. 16 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.quageo.2012.11.001
  • Penkman, KEH., Preece, RC., Bridgland, DR., Keen, DH., Meijer, T., Parfitt, SA., White, TS. and Collins, MJ., 2013. An aminostratigraphy for the British Quaternary based on Bithynia opercula. Quat Sci Rev, v. 61 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.10.046
  • Jones, V., Meador, TB., Gogou, A., Migon, C., Penkman, KEH., Collins, MJ. and Repeta, DJ., 2013. Characterisation and dynamics of dissolved organic matter in the Northwestern Mediterranean Sea Progress in Oceanography, v. 119 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2013.06.007
  • von Holstein, ICC., Hamilton, J., Craig, OE., Newton, J. and Collins, MJ., 2013. Comparison of isotopic variability in proteinaceous tissues of a domesticated herbivore: a baseline for zooarchaeological investigation. Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom, v. 27 http://doi.org/10.1002/rcm.6725
  • Tomiak, PJ., Penkman, KEH., Hendy, EJ., Demarchi, B., Murrells, S., Davis, SA., McCullagh, P. and Collins, MJ., 2013. Testing the limitations of artificial protein degradation kinetics using known-age massive Porites coral skeletons Quaternary Geochronology, v. 16 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.quageo.2012.07.001
  • 2012

  • Oonk, S., Cappellini, E. and Collins, MJ., 2012. Soil proteomics: An assessment of its potential for archaeological site interpretation Organic Geochemistry, v. 50 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2012.06.012
  • Cappellini, E., Jensen, LJ., Szklarczyk, D., Ginolhac, A., da Fonseca, RAR., Stafford, TW., Holen, SR., Collins, MJ., Orlando, L., Willerslev, E., Gilbert, MTP. and Olsen, JV., 2012. Proteomic analysis of a pleistocene mammoth femur reveals more than one hundred ancient bone proteins. J Proteome Res, v. 11 http://doi.org/10.1021/pr200721u
  • McGrory, S., Svensson, EM., Götherström, A., Mulville, J., Powell, AJ., Collins, MJ. and O'Connor, TP., 2012. A novel method for integrated age and sex determination from archaeological cattle mandibles Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 39 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2012.05.021
  • Allentoft, ME., Collins, M., Harker, D., Haile, J., Oskam, CL., Hale, ML., Campos, PF., Samaniego, JA., Gilbert, MTP., Willerslev, E., Zhang, G., Scofield, RP., Holdaway, RN. and Bunce, M., 2012. The half-life of DNA in bone: measuring decay kinetics in 158 dated fossils. Proc Biol Sci, v. 279 http://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2012.1745
  • Buckley, M., Penkman, KEH., Wess, TJ., Reaney, S. and Collins, MJ., 2012. Protein and mineral characterisation of rendered meat and bone meal. Food Chem, v. 134 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2012.02.167
  • Hollund, HI., Jans, MME., Collins, MJ., Kars, H., Joosten, I. and Kars, SM., 2012. What Happened Here? Bone Histology as a Tool in Decoding the Postmortem Histories of Archaeological Bone from Castricum, The Netherlands International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, v. 22 http://doi.org/10.1002/oa.1273
  • Wilson, J., van Doorn, NL. and Collins, MJ., 2012. Assessing the extent of bone degradation using glutamine deamidation in collagen. Anal Chem, v. 84 http://doi.org/10.1021/ac301333t
  • Ripper, S., Beamish, M., Bayliss, A., Ramsey, CB., Brown, A., Collins, M., Cooper, NJ., Cook, G., Cook, J., Gouldwell, A., Greig, J., Hatton, J., Marshall, PD., Meadows, J., Monckton, A., Van Der Plicht, H., Smith, D. and Tetlow, E., 2012. Bogs, Bodies and Burnt Mounds: Visits to the Soar Wetlands in the Neolithic and Bronze Age, Cambridge University Press (CUP) Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, v. 78 http://doi.org/10.1017/s0079497x00027158
  • Hardy, K., Buckley, S., Collins, MJ., Estalrrich, A., Brothwell, D., Copeland, L., García-Tabernero, A., García-Vargas, S., de la Rasilla, M., Lalueza-Fox, C., Huguet, R., Bastir, M., Santamaría, D., Madella, M., Wilson, J., Cortés, AF. and Rosas, A., 2012. Neanderthal medics? Evidence for food, cooking, and medicinal plants entrapped in dental calculus. Naturwissenschaften, v. 99 http://doi.org/10.1007/s00114-012-0942-0
  • van Doorn, NL., Wilson, J., Hollund, H., Soressi, M. and Collins, MJ., 2012. Site-specific deamidation of glutamine: a new marker of bone collagen deterioration. Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom, v. 26 http://doi.org/10.1002/rcm.6351
  • Collins, M., 2012. Intra-crystalline ball gazing: the past and future of intra-crystalline proteins in amino acid racemization gechronology, Elsevier BV Quaternary International, v. 279-280 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2012.07.415
  • Hendy, EJ., Tomiak, PJ., Collins, MJ., Hellstrom, J., Tudhope, AW., Lough, JM. and Penkman, KEH., 2012. Assessing amino acid racemization variability in coral intra-crystalline protein for geochronological applications. Geochim Cosmochim Acta, v. 86 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2012.02.020
  • Hofreiter, M., Collins, M. and Stewart, JR., 2012. Ancient biomolecules in Quaternary palaeoecology Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 33 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.11.018
  • 2011 (Published online)

  • Buckley, M. and Collins, MJ., 2011 (Published online). Collagen survival and its use for species identification in Holocene-lower Pleistocene bone fragments from British archaeological and paleontological sites, PAGEPress Publications Antiqua, v. 1 http://doi.org/10.4081/antiqua.2011.e1
  • 2011

  • Buckley, M., Larkin, N. and Collins, M., 2011. Mammoth and Mastodon collagen sequences; survival and utility Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 75 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2011.01.022
  • Chamberlain, P., Drewello, R., Korn, L., Bauer, W., Gough, T., Al-Fouzan, A., Collins, M., Van Doorn, N., Craig, O. and Heron, C., 2011. Construction of the Khoja Zaynuddin mosque: Use of animal glue modified with urine Archaeometry, v. 53 http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4754.2010.00577.x
  • van Doorn, NL., Hollund, H. and Collins, MJ., 2011. A novel and non-destructive approach for ZooMS analysis: Ammonium bicarbonate buffer extraction Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, v. 3 http://doi.org/10.1007/s12520-011-0067-y
  • O'Connor, S., Ali, E., Al-Sabah, S., Anwar, D., Bergström, E., Brown, KA., Buckberry, J., Buckley, S., Collins, M., Denton, J., Dorling, KM., Dowle, A., Duffey, P., Edwards, HGM., Faria, EC., Gardner, P., Gledhill, A., Heaton, K., Heron, C., Janaway, R., Keely, BJ., King, D., Masinton, A., Penkman, K., Petzold, A., Pickering, MD., Rumsby, M., Schutkowski, H., Shackleton, KA., Thomas, J., Thomas-Oates, J., Usai, MR., Wilson, AS. and O'Connor, T., 2011. Exceptional preservation of a prehistoric human brain from Heslington, Yorkshire, UK Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 38 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2011.02.030
  • Solazzo, C., Heald, S., Ballard, MW., Ashford, DA., DePriest, PT., Koestler, RJ. and Collins, MJ., 2011. Proteomics and Coast Salish blankets: A tale of shaggy dogs? Antiquity, v. 85 http://doi.org/10.1017/S0003598X00062141
  • Collins, MJ. and Copeland, L., 2011. Ancient starch: Cooked or just old? Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, v. 108 http://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1103241108
  • Richter, KK., Wilson, J., Jones, AKG., Buckley, M., van Doorn, N. and Collins, MJ., 2011. Fish 'n chips: ZooMS peptide mass fingerprinting in a 96 well plate format to identify fish bone fragments Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 38 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2011.02.014
  • Penkman, KEH., Preece, RC., Bridgland, DR., Keen, DH., Meijer, T., Parfitt, SA., White, TS. and Collins, MJ., 2011. A chronological framework for the British Quaternary based on Bithynia opercula. Nature, v. 476 http://doi.org/10.1038/nature10305
  • Penkman, KEH., Preece, RC., Bridgland, DR., Keen, DH., Meijer, T., Parfitt, SA., White, TS. and Collins, MJ., 2011. A chronological framework for the British Quaternary based on Bithynia opercula Nature,
  • 2010

  • Cappellini, E., Gilbert, MTP., Geuna, F., Fiorentino, G., Hall, A., Thomas-Oates, J., Ashton, PD., Ashford, DA., Arthur, P., Campos, PF., Kool, J., Willerslev, E. and Collins, MJ., 2010. A multidisciplinary study of archaeological grape seeds. Naturwissenschaften, v. 97 http://doi.org/10.1007/s00114-009-0629-3
  • Campos, PF., Sher, A., Mead, JI., Tikhonov, A., Buckley, M., Collins, M., Willerslev, E. and Gilbert, MTP., 2010. Clarification of the taxonomic relationship of the extant and extinct ovibovids, Ovibos, Praeovibos, Euceratherium and Bootherium Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 29 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2010.05.006
  • Griffin, RC., Penkman, KEH., Moody, H. and Collins, MJ., 2010. The impact of random natural variability on aspartic acid racemization ratios in enamel from different types of human teeth. Forensic Sci Int, v. 200 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2010.04.005
  • Collins, M., Buckley, M., Grundy, HH., Thomas-Oates, J., Wilson, J. and Van Doom, N., 2010. Zoo MS: The collagen barcode and fingerprints Spectroscopy Europe, v. 22
  • Koon, HEC., O'Connor, TP. and Collins, MJ., 2010. Sorting the butchered from the boiled Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 37 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2009.08.015
  • Wilson, J., Hardy, K., Allen, R., Copeland, L., Wrangham, R. and Collins, M., 2010. Automated classification of starch granules using supervised pattern recognition of morphological properties Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 37 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2009.10.024
  • Penkman, KEH., Preece, RC., Keen, DH. and Collins, MJ., 2010. Amino acid geochronology of the type Cromerian of West Runton, Norfolk, UK. Quat Int, v. 228 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2010.06.020
  • Ehrlich, H., Deutzmann, R., Brunner, E., Cappellini, E., Koon, H., Solazzo, C., Yang, Y., Ashford, D., Thomas-Oates, J., Lubeck, M., Baessmann, C., Langrock, T., Hoffmann, R., Wörheide, G., Reitner, J., Simon, P., Tsurkan, M., Ereskovsky, AV., Kurek, D., Bazhenov, VV., Hunoldt, S., Mertig, M., Vyalikh, DV., Molodtsov, SL., Kummer, K., Worch, H., Smetacek, V. and Collins, MJ., 2010. Mineralization of the metre-long biosilica structures of glass sponges is templated on hydroxylated collagen. Nat Chem, v. 2 http://doi.org/10.1038/nchem.899
  • Buckley, M., Whitcher Kansa, S., Howard, S., Campbell, S., Thomas-Oates, J. and Collins, M., 2010. Distinguishing between archaeological sheep and goat bones using a single collagen peptide Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 37 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2009.08.020
  • Buckley, M., Collins, M., Thomas-Oates, J. and Wilson, JC., 2010. Erratum: Species identification by analysis of bone collagen using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation time-of-flight mass spectrometry (Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry (2009) 23 (3843-3854) DOI: 10.1002/rcm.4316)) Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, v. 24 http://doi.org/10.1002/rcm.4745
  • 2009

  • Buckley, M., Collins, M., Thomas-Oates, J. and Wilson, JC., 2009. Species identification by analysis of bone collagen using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionisation time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom, v. 23 http://doi.org/10.1002/rcm.4316
  • Heaton, K., Solazzo, C., Collins, MJ., Thomas-Oates, J. and Bergström, ET., 2009. Towards the application of desorption electrospray ionisation mass spectrometry (DESI-MS) to the analysis of ancient proteins from artefacts Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 36 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2009.05.016
  • King, GA., Gilbert, MTP., Willerslev, E., Collins, MJ. and Kenward, H., 2009. Recovery of DNA from archaeological insect remains: first results, problems and potential Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 36 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2009.01.006
  • Ottoni, C., Koon, HEC., Collins, MJ., Penkman, KEH., Rickards, O. and Craig, OE., 2009. Preservation of ancient DNA in thermally damaged archaeological bone. Naturwissenschaften, v. 96 http://doi.org/10.1007/s00114-008-0478-5
  • Hardy, K., Blakeney, T., Copeland, L., Kirkham, J., Wrangham, R. and Collins, M., 2009. Starch granules, dental calculus and new perspectives on ancient diet Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 36 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2008.09.015
  • Griffin, RC., Chamberlain, AT., Hotz, G., Penkman, KEH. and Collins, MJ., 2009. Age estimation of archaeological remains using amino acid racemization in dental enamel: a comparison of morphological, biochemical, and known ages-at-death. Am J Phys Anthropol, v. 140 http://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.21058
  • Dobberstein, RC., Collins, MJ., Craig, OE., Taylor, G., Penkman, KEH. and Ritz-Timme, S., 2009. Archaeological collagen: Why worry about collagen diagenesis? Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, v. 1 http://doi.org/10.1007/s12520-009-0002-7
  • Dybowska, A., Manning, DAC., Collins, MJ., Wess, T., Woodgate, S. and Valsami-Jones, E., 2009. An evaluation of the reactivity of synthetic and natural apatites in the presence of aqueous metals. Sci Total Environ, v. 407 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2008.12.053
  • Collins, MJ., Penkman, KEH., Rohland, N., Shapiro, B., Dobberstein, RC., Ritz-Timme, S. and Hofreiter, M., 2009. Is amino acid racemization a useful tool for screening for ancient DNA in bone? Proc Biol Sci, v. 276 http://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2009.0563
  • Rijsdijk, KF., Hume, JP., Bunnik, F., Florens, FBV., Baider, C., Shapiro, B., van der Plicht, J., Janoo, A., Griffiths, O., van den Hoek Ostende, LW., Cremer, H., Vernimmen, T., De Louw, PGB., Bholah, A., Saumtally, S., Porch, N., Haile, J., Buckley, M., Collins, M. and Gittenberger, E., 2009. Mid-Holocene vertebrate bone Concentration-Lagerstätte on oceanic island Mauritius provides a window into the ecosystem of the dodo (Raphus cucullatus) Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 28 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2008.09.018
  • 2008

  • Buckley, M., Walker, A., Ho, SYW., Yang, Y., Smith, C., Ashton, P., Oates, JT., Cappellini, E., Koon, H., Penkman, K., Elsworth, B., Ashford, D., Solazzo, C., Andrews, P., Strahler, J., Shapiro, B., Ostrom, P., Gandhi, H., Miller, W., Raney, B., Zylber, MI., Gilbert, MTP., Prigodich, RV., Ryan, M., Rijsdijk, KF., Janoo, A. and Collins, MJ., 2008. Comment on "Protein sequences from mastodon and Tyrannosaurus rex revealed by mass spectrometry". Science, v. 319 http://doi.org/10.1126/science.1147046
  • Buckley, M., Collins, M. and Thomas-Oates, J., 2008. A method of isolating the collagen (I) alpha2 chain carboxytelopeptide for species identification in bone fragments. Anal Biochem, v. 374 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ab.2007.12.002
  • Buckley, M., Anderung, C., Penkman, K., Raney, BJ., Götherström, A., Thomas-Oates, J. and Collins, MJ., 2008. Comparing the survival of osteocalcin and mtDNA in archaeological bone from four European sites Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 35 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2007.11.022
  • Pevzner, PA., Kim, S. and Ng, J., 2008. Comment on "Protein sequences from mastodon and Tyrannosaurus rex revealed by mass spectrometry". Science, v. 321 http://doi.org/10.1126/science.1155006
  • Penkman, KEH., Kaufman, DS., Maddy, D. and Collins, MJ., 2008. Closed-system behaviour of the intra-crystalline fraction of amino acids in mollusc shells. Quat Geochronol, v. 3 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.quageo.2007.07.001
  • Griffin, RC., Moody, H., Penkman, KEH. and Collins, MJ., 2008. The application of amino acid racemization in the acid soluble fraction of enamel to the estimation of the age of human teeth. Forensic Sci Int, v. 175 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2007.04.226
  • Koon, HEC., Loreille, OM., Covington, AD., Christensen, AF., Parsons, TJ. and Collins, MJ., 2008. Diagnosing post-mortem treatments which inhibit DNA amplification from US MIAs buried at the Punchbowl. Forensic Sci Int, v. 178 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.forsciint.2008.03.015
  • Covington, AD., Song, L., Suparno, O., Koon, HEC. and Collins, MJ., 2008. Link-lock: An explanation of the chemical stabilisation of collagen Journal of the Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists, v. 92
  • Blyth, AJ., Baker, A., Collins, MJ., Penkman, KEH., Gilmour, MA., Moss, JS., Genty, D. and Drysdale, RN., 2008. Molecular organic matter in speleothems and its potential as an environmental proxy QUATERNARY SCI REV, v. 27 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2008.02.002
  • 2007

  • Willerslev, E., Cappellini, E., Boomsma, W., Nielsen, R., Hebsgaard, MB., Brand, TB., Hofreiter, M., Bunce, M., Poinar, HN., Dahl-Jensen, D., Johnsen, S., Steffensen, JP., Bennike, O., Schwenninger, J-L., Nathan, R., Armitage, S., de Hoog, C-J., Alfimov, V., Christl, M., Beer, J., Muscheler, R., Barker, J., Sharp, M., Penkman, KEH., Haile, J., Taberlet, P., Gilbert, MTP., Casoli, A., Campani, E. and Collins, MJ., 2007. Ancient biomolecules from deep ice cores reveal a forested southern Greenland. Science, v. 317 http://doi.org/10.1126/science.1141758
  • Gilbert, MTP., Tomsho, LP., Rendulic, S., Packard, M., Drautz, DI., Sher, A., Tikhonov, A., Dalén, L., Kuznetsova, T., Kosintsev, P., Campos, PF., Higham, T., Collins, MJ., Wilson, AS., Shidlovskiy, F., Buigues, B., Ericson, PGP., Germonpré, M., Götherström, A., Iacumin, P., Nikolaev, V., Nowak-Kemp, M., Willerslev, E., Knight, JR., Irzyk, GP., Perbost, CS., Fredrikson, KM., Harkins, TT., Sheridan, S., Miller, W. and Schuster, SC., 2007. Whole-genome shotgun sequencing of mitochondria from ancient hair shafts. Science, v. 317 http://doi.org/10.1126/science.1146971
  • Etok, SE., Valsami-Jones, E., Wess, TJ., Hiller, JC., Maxwell, CA., Rogers, KD., Manning, DAC., White, ML., Lopez-Capel, E., Collins, MJ., Buckley, M., Penkman, KEH. and Woodgate, SL., 2007. Structural and chemical changes of thermally treated bone apatite Journal of Materials Science, v. 42 http://doi.org/10.1007/s10853-007-1993-z
  • Smith, CI., Nielsen-Marsh, CM., Jans, MME. and Collins, MJ., 2007. Bone diagenesis in the European Holocene I: patterns and mechanisms Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 34 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2006.11.006
  • Nielsen-Marsh, CM., Smith, CI., Jans, MME., Nord, A., Kars, H. and Collins, MJ., 2007. Bone diagenesis in the European Holocene II: taphonomic and environmental considerations Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 34 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2006.11.012
  • Penkman, KEH., Preece, RC., Keen, DH., Maddy, D., Schreve, DC. and Collins, MJ., 2007. Testing the aminostratigraphy of fluvial archives: the evidence from intra-crystalline proteins within freshwater shells Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 26 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2007.06.034
  • 2006

  • Gilbert, MTP., Hansen, AJ., Willerslev, E., Turner-Walker, G. and Collins, M., 2006. Insights into the processes behind the contamination of degraded human teeth and bone samples with exogenous sources of DNA International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, v. 16 http://doi.org/10.1002/oa.832
  • Collins, MJ., 2006. First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong, Oxford University Press (OUP) Journal of American History, v. 93 http://doi.org/10.2307/4486381
  • Dürrwächter, C., Craig, OE., Collins, MJ., Burger, J. and Alt, KW., 2006. Beyond the grave: Variability in Neolithic diets in Southern Germany? Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 33 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2005.06.009
  • Holmes, KM., Robson Brown, KA., Oates, WP. and Collins, MJ., 2006. Assessing the distribution of Asian Palaeolithic sites: A predictive model of collagen degradation Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 33 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2005.11.010
  • 2005

  • Gilbert, MTP., Rudbeck, L., Willerslev, E., Hansen, AJ., Smith, C., Penkman, KEH., Prangenberg, K., Nielsen-Marsh, CM., Jans, ME., Arthur, P., Lynneruo, N., Turner-Walker, G., Biddle, M., Kjølbye, B. and Collins, MJ., 2005. Biochemical and physical correlates of DNA contamination in archaeological human bones and teeth excavated at Matera, Italy Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 32 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2004.12.008
  • Holmes, KM., Robson Brown, KA., Oates, WP. and Collins, MJ., 2005. Assessing the distribution of African Palaeolithic sites: A predictive model of collagen degradation Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 32 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2004.06.002
  • Jones, V., Collins, MJ., Penkman, KEH., Jaffé, R. and Wolff, GA., 2005. An assessment of the microbial contribution to aquatic dissolved organic nitrogen using amino acid enantiomeric ratios Organic Geochemistry, v. 36 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2004.11.008
  • Craig, OE., Taylor, G., Mulville, J., Collins, MJ. and Pearson, MP., 2005. The identification of prehistoric dairying activities in the Western Isles of Scotland: An integrated biomolecular approach Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 32 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2004.06.009
  • Nielsen-Marsh, CM., Richards, MP., Hauschka, PV., Thomas-Oates, JE., Trinkaus, E., Pettitt, PB., Karavanic, I., Poinar, H. and Collins, MJ., 2005. Osteocalcin protein sequences of Neanderthals and modern primates. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, v. 102 http://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0500450102
  • Pearson, MP., Chamberlain, A., Craig, O., Marshall, P., Mulville, J., Smith, H., Chenery, C., Collins, M., Cook, G., Craig, G., Evans, J., Hiller, J., Montgomery, J., Schwenninger, JL., Taylor, G. and Wess, T., 2005. Evidence for mummification in Bronze Age Britain Antiquity, v. 79 http://doi.org/10.1017/S0003598X00114486
  • Craig, OE., Chapman, J., Heron, C., Willis, LH., Bartosiewicz, L., Taylor, G., Whittle, A. and Collins, M., 2005. Did the first farmers of central and eastern Europe produce dairy foods? Antiquity, v. 79 http://doi.org/10.1017/S0003598X00115017
  • Gilbert, MTP., Barnes, I., Collins, MJ., Smith, C., Eklund, J., Goudsmit, J., Poinar, H. and Cooper, A., 2005. Long-term survival of ancient DNA in Egypt: response to Zink and Nerlich (2003). Am J Phys Anthropol, v. 128 http://doi.org/10.1002/ajpa.20045
  • Smith, CI., Craig, OE., Prigodich, RV., Nielsen-Marsh, CM., Jans, MME., Vermeer, C. and Collins, MJ., 2005. Diagenesis and survival of osteocalcin in archaeological bone Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 32 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2004.07.003
  • Parfitt, SA., Barendregt, RW., Breda, M., Candy, I., Collins, MJ., Coope, GR., Durbidge, P., Field, MH., Lee, JR., Lister, AM., Mutch, R., Penkman, KEH., Preece, RC., Rose, J., Stringer, CB., Symmons, R., Whittaker, JE., Wymer, JJ. and Stuart, AJ., 2005. The earliest record of human activity in northern Europe NATURE, v. 438 http://doi.org/10.1038/Nature04227
  • 2004

  • Burger, J., Rosendahl, W., Loreille, O., Hemmer, H., Eriksson, T., Götherström, A., Hiller, J., Collins, MJ., Wess, T. and Alt, KW., 2004. Molecular phylogeny of the extinct cave lion Panthera leo spelaea. Mol Phylogenet Evol, v. 30 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2003.07.020
  • Jans, MME., Nielsen-Marsh, CM., Smith, CI., Collins, MJ. and Kars, H., 2004. Characterisation of microbial attack on archaeological bone Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 31 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2003.07.007
  • Hiller, JC., Collins, MJ., Chamberlain, AT. and Wess, TJ., 2004. Small-angle X-ray scattering: A high-throughput technique for investigating archaeological bone preservation Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 31 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2004.02.013
  • 2003

  • Craig, OE., Chapman, J., Figler, A., Patay, P., Taylor, G. and Collins, MJ., 2003. Milk Jugs' and other myths of the copper age of central Europe European Journal of Archaeology, v. 6 http://doi.org/10.1177/146195710300600303
  • Ritz-Timme, S., Laumeier, I. and Collins, M., 2003. Age estimation based on aspartic acid racemization in elastin from the yellow ligaments. Int J Legal Med, v. 117 http://doi.org/10.1007/s00414-002-0355-2
  • Xie, SC., Yi, Y., Huang, JH., Hu, CY., Cai, YJ., Collins, M. and Baker, A., 2003. Lipid distribution in a subtropical southern China stalagmite as a record of soil ecosystem response to paleoclimate change QUATERNARY RESEARCH, v. 60 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.yqres.2003.07.010
  • Koon, HEC., Nicholson, RA. and Collins, MJ., 2003. A practical approach to the identification of low temperature heated bone using TEM Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 30 http://doi.org/10.1016/S0305-4403(03)00034-7
  • Craig, OE., Chapman, J., Figler, A., Patay, P., Taylor, G. and Collins, MJ., 2003. ‘Milk Jugs’ and Other Myths of the Copper Age of Central Europe’, Cambridge University Press (CUP) European Journal of Archaeology, v. 6 http://doi.org/10.1179/eja.2003.6.3.251
  • Xie, S., Yi, Y., Huang, J., Hu, C., Cai, Y., Collins, M. and Baker, A., 2003. Lipid distribution in a subtropical southern China stalagmite as a record of soil ecosystem response to paleoclimate change Quaternary Research, v. 60 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.yqres.2003.07.010
  • Ritz-Timme, S., Laumeier, I. and Collins, MJ., 2003. Aspartic acid racemization: evidence for marked longevity of elastin in human skin. Br J Dermatol, v. 149 http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2133.2003.05618.x
  • Smith, CI., Chamberlain, AT., Riley, MS., Stringer, C. and Collins, MJ., 2003. The thermal history of human fossils and the likelihood of successful DNA amplification. J Hum Evol, v. 45 http://doi.org/10.1016/s0047-2484(03)00106-4
  • Collins, MJ., Walton, D., Curry, GB., Riley, MS., Von Wallmenich, TN., Savage, NM., Muyzer, G. and Westbroek, P., 2003. Long-term trends in the survival of immunological epitopes entombed in fossil brachiopod skeletons Organic Geochemistry, v. 34 http://doi.org/10.1016/S0146-6380(02)00186-9
  • 2002

  • Wess, T., Alberts, I., Hiller, J., Drakopoulos, M., Chamberlain, AT. and Collins, M., 2002. Microfocus small angle X-ray scattering reveals structural features in archaeological bone samples: detection of changes in bone mineral habit and size. Calcif Tissue Int, v. 70 http://doi.org/10.1007/s002230020045
  • Craig, OE. and Collins, MJ., 2002. The removal of protein from mineral surfaces: Implications for residue analysis of archaeological materials Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 29 http://doi.org/10.1006/jasc.2001.0757
  • Roberts, SJ., Smith, CI., Millard, A. and Collins, MJ., 2002. The taphonomy of cooked bone: Characterizing boiling and its physico-chemical effects Archaeometry, v. 44 http://doi.org/10.1111/1475-4754.t01-1-00080
  • Turner-Walker, G., Nielsen-Marsh, CM., Syversen, U., Kars, H. and Collins, MJ., 2002. Sub-micron Spongiform Porosity is the Major Ultra-structural Alteration Occurring in Archaeological Bone International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, v. 12 http://doi.org/10.1002/oa.642
  • Nielsen-Marsh, CM., Ostrom, PH., Gandhi, H., Shapiro, B., Cooper, A., Hauschka, PV. and Collins, MJ., 2002. Sequence preservation of osteocalcin protein and mitochondrial DNA in bison bones older than 55 ka Geology, v. 30 http://doi.org/10.1130/0091-7613(2002)030<1099:SPOOPA>2.0.CO;2
  • Collins, MJ., Nielsen-Marsh, CM., Hiller, J., Smith, CI., Roberts, JP., Prigodich, RV., Wess, TJ., Csapò, J., Millard, AR. and Turner-Walker, G., 2002. The survival of organic matter in bone: A review Archaeometry, v. 44 http://doi.org/10.1111/1475-4754.t01-1-00071
  • Smith, CI., Nielsen-Marsh, CM., Jans, MME., Arthur, P., Nord, AG. and Collins, MJ., 2002. The strange case of Apigliano: Early 'fossilization' of medieval bone in southern Italy Archaeometry, v. 44 http://doi.org/10.1111/1475-4754.t01-1-00073
  • Götherström, A., Collins, MJ., Angerbjörn, A. and Lidén, K., 2002. Bone preservation and DNA amplification Archaeometry, v. 44 http://doi.org/10.1111/1475-4754.00072
  • Ritz-Timme, S. and Collins, MJ., 2002. Racemization of aspartic acid in human proteins. Ageing Res Rev, v. 1 http://doi.org/10.1016/s0047-6374(01)00363-3
  • 2001

  • Smith, CI., Chamberlain, AT., Riley, MS., Cooper, A., Stringer, CB. and Collins, MJ., 2001. Neanderthal DNA. Not just old but old and cold? Nature, v. 410 http://doi.org/10.1038/35071177
  • Wess, TJ., Drakopoulos, M., Snigirev, A., Wouters, J., Paris, O., Fratzl, P., Collins, M., Hiller, J. and Nielsen, K., 2001. The use of small-angle X-ray diffraction studies for the analysis of structural features in archaeological samples Archaeometry, v. 43 http://doi.org/10.1111/1475-4754.00007
  • 2000

  • Ritz-Timme, S., Cattaneo, C., Collins, MJ., Waite, ER., Schütz, HW., Kaatsch, HJ. and Borrman, HI., 2000. Age estimation: the state of the art in relation to the specific demands of forensic practise. Int J Legal Med, v. 113 http://doi.org/10.1007/s004140050283
  • Craig, OE. and Collins, MJ., 2000. An improved method for the immunological detection of mineral bound protein using hydrofluoric acid and direct capture. J Immunol Methods, v. 236 http://doi.org/10.1016/s0022-1759(99)00242-2
  • Collins, MJ., Gernaey, AM., Nielsen-Marsh, CM., Vermeer, C. and Westbroek, P., 2000. Slow rates of degradation of osteocalcin: Green light for fossil bone protein? Geology, v. 28 http://doi.org/10.1130/0091-7613(2000)028<1139:SRODOO>2.3.CO;2
  • Nielsen-Marsh, CM., Hedges, REM., Mann, T. and Collins, MJ., 2000. A preliminary investigation of the application of differential scanning calorimetry to the study of collagen degradation in archaeological bone Thermochimica Acta, v. 365 http://doi.org/10.1016/S0040-6031(00)00620-1
  • Cattaneo, C., Ritz-Timme, S., Schutz, HW., Collins, M., Waite, E., Boormann, H., Grandi, M. and Kaatsch, HJ., 2000. Unidentified cadavers and human remains in the EU: an unknown issue. Int J Legal Med, v. 113
  • Craig, O., Mulville, J., Pearson, MP., Sokol, R., Gelsthorpe, K., Stacey, R. and Collins, M., 2000. Detecting milk proteins in ancient pots. Nature, v. 408 http://doi.org/10.1038/35042684
  • Ritz-Timme, S., Rochholz, G., Schütz, HW., Collins, MJ., Waite, ER., Cattaneo, C. and Kaatsch, HJ., 2000. Quality assurance in age estimation based on aspartic acid racemisation. Int J Legal Med, v. 114 http://doi.org/10.1007/s004140000159
  • 1999

  • Ritz-Timme, S., Schütz, HW. and Collins, MJ., 1999. <b>Commentary on</b>Ohtani S, Matsushima Y, Kobayashi Y, Kishi K. Evaluation of Aspartic Acid Racemization Ratios in the Human Femur for Age Estimation. J Forensic Sci 1998;54(5):949–953, ASTM International Journal of Forensic Sciences, v. 44 http://doi.org/10.1520/jfs14572j
  • Waite, ER., Collins, MJ. and van Duin, AC., 1999. Hydroxyproline interference during the gas chromatographic analysis of D/L aspartic acid in human dentine. Int J Legal Med, v. 112 http://doi.org/10.1007/s004140050214
  • Ritz-Timme, S., Schütz, HW. and Collins, MJ., 1999. Evaluation of aspartic acid racemization ratios in the human femur for age estimation. J Forensic Sci, v. 44
  • Waite, ER., Collins, MJ., Ritz-Timme, S., Schutz, HW., Cattaneo, C. and Borrman, HI., 1999. A review of the methodological aspects of aspartic acid racemization analysis for use in forensic science. Forensic Sci Int, v. 103 http://doi.org/10.1016/s0379-0738(99)00081-x
  • Ritz-Timme, S., Schütz, HW., Waite, ER. and Collins, MJ., 1999. "Improvement" of age estimation using amino acid racemization in a case of pink teeth. Am J Forensic Med Pathol, v. 20 http://doi.org/10.1097/00000433-199906000-00022
  • Menderes, O., Covington, AD., Waite, ER. and Collins, MJ., 1999. The mechanism and effects of collagen amide group hydrolysis during liming Journal of the Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists, v. 83
  • Collins, MJ., Waite, ER. and van Duin, AC., 1999. Predicting protein decomposition: the case of aspartic-acid racemization kinetics. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci, v. 354 http://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.1999.0359
  • 1998

  • Ohtani, S., Matsushima, Y., Kobayashi, Y. and Kishi, K., 1998. Evaluation of aspartic acid racemization ratios in the human femur for age estimation. J Forensic Sci, v. 43
  • Waite, ER. and Collins, MJ., 1998. Response to paper by Ohtani S, Yamada Y, Yamamoto I. Age estimation from racemization rate using heated teeth. J Forensic Odontostomatol, v. 16
  • Collins, MJ., Walton, D. and King, A., 1998. The Geochemical Fate of Proteins ACS Symposium Series, v. 707 http://doi.org/10.1021/bk-1998-0707.ch006
  • 1997

  • Millard, A. and Collins, M., 1997. Edison's Miracle of Light., Oxford University Press (OUP) The Journal of American History, v. 84 http://doi.org/10.2307/2953253
  • Waite, ER., Child, AM., Craig, OE., Collins, MJ., Gelsthorpe, K. and Brown, TA., 1997. A preliminary investigation of DNA stability in bone during artificial diagenesis Bulletin de la Societe Geologique de France, v. 168
  • 1995

  • Sykes, GA., Collins, MJ. and Walton, DI., 1995. The significance of a geochemically isolated intracrystalline organic fraction within biominerals Organic Geochemistry, v. 23 http://doi.org/10.1016/0146-6380(95)00086-0
  • Collins, MJ., Riley, MS., Child, AM. and Turner-Walker, G., 1995. A Basic Mathematical Simulation of the Chemical Degradation of Ancient Collagen Journal of Archaeological Science, v. 22 http://doi.org/10.1006/jasc.1995.0019
  • Collins, MJ., Bishop, AN. and Farrimond, P., 1995. Sorption by mineral surfaces: Rebirth of the classical condensation pathway for kerogen formation? Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 59 http://doi.org/10.1016/0016-7037(95)00114-F
  • 1994

  • Riley, MS. and Collins, MJ., 1994. The polymer model of collagen degradation Polymer Degradation and Stability, v. 46 http://doi.org/10.1016/0141-3910(94)90113-9
  • Endo, K., Curry, GB., Quinn, R., Collins, MJ., Muyzer, G. and Westbroek, P., 1994. Re-interpretation of terebratulide phylogeny based on immunological data Palaeontology, v. 37
  • 1993

  • Westbroek, P., Collins, MJ., Jansen, JHF. and Talbot, LM., 1993. World archaeology and global change: Did our ancestors ignite the Ice Age? World Archaeology, v. 25 http://doi.org/10.1080/00438243.1993.9980231
  • CURRY, GB., QUINN, R., COLLINS, MJ., ENDO, K., EWING, S., MUYZER, G. and WESTBROEK, P., 1993. Molecules and morphology — the practical approach Lethaia, v. 26 http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1502-3931.1993.tb01503.x
  • 1992

  • Mishler, DA. and Collins, M., 1992. Barnum's Big Top., Oxford University Press (OUP) The Journal of American History, v. 79 http://doi.org/10.2307/2080965
  • James, MA., Ansell, AD., Collins, MJ., Curry, GB., Peck, LS. and Rhodes, MC., 1992. Biology of Living Brachiopods Advances in Marine Biology, v. 28 http://doi.org/10.1016/S0065-2881(08)60040-1
  • Collins, MJ., Westbroek, P., Muyzer, G. and de Leeuw, JW., 1992. Experimental evidence for condensation reactions between sugars and proteins in carbonate skeletons Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 56 http://doi.org/10.1016/0016-7037(92)90223-6
  • Muyzer, G., Sandberg, P., Knapen, MHJ., Vermeer, C., Collins, M. and Westbroek, P., 1992. Preservation of the bone protein osteocalcin in dinosaurs Geology, v. 20 http://doi.org/10.1130/0091-7613(1992)020<0871:POTBPO>2.3.CO;2
  • 1991

  • Collins, M., 1991. Immunological investigations of relationships within the terebratulid brachiopods Palaeontology, v. 34
  • COLLINS, MJ., MUYZER, G., CURRY, GB., SANDBERG, P. and WESTBROEK, P., 1991. Macromolecules in brachiopod shells: characterization and diagenesis Lethaia, v. 24 http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1502-3931.1991.tb01491.x
  • Collins, MJ., Muyzer, G., Westbroek, P., Curry, GB., Sandberg, PA., Xu, SJ., Quinn, R. and Mackinnon, D., 1991. Preservation of fossil biopolymeric structures: Conclusive immunological evidence Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 55 http://doi.org/10.1016/0016-7037(91)90101-A
  • COLLINS, MJ., 1991. Growth rate and substrate‐related mortality of a benthic brachiopod population Lethaia, v. 24 http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1502-3931.1991.tb01175.x
  • Stearns, PN. and Collins, M., 1991. Insanity on Trial., Oxford University Press (OUP) The Journal of American History, v. 78 http://doi.org/10.2307/2078964
  • CURRY, GB., QUINN, R., COLLINS, MJ., ENDO, K., EWING, S., MUYZER, G. and WESTBROEK, P., 1991. Immunological responses from brachiopod skeletal macromolecules; a new technique for assessing taxonomic relationships using shells Lethaia, v. 24 http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1502-3931.1991.tb01493.x
  • 1988

  • Collins, MJ., Curry, GB., Quinn, R., Muyzer, G., Zomerdijk, T. and Westbroek, P., 1988. Sero-taxonomy of skeletal macromolecules in living terebratulid brachiopods Historical Biology, v. 1 http://doi.org/10.1080/08912968809386475
  • 1984

  • COLLINS, MJ., JONES, DA. and CLAYTON, DA., 1984. REDESCRIPTION OF UCA-SINDENSIS (ALCOCK, 1900) (BRACHYURA, OCYPODIDAE) WITH NOTES ON THE ECOLOGY OF A POPULATION FROM KUWAIT JOURNAL OF CRUSTACEAN BIOLOGY, v. 4 http://doi.org/10.2307/1548029
  • Other publications

    2022

  • Ramsøe, A., Crispin, M., Mackie, M., McGrath, K., Fischer, R., Demarchi, B., Collins, MJ., Hendy, J. and Speller, C., 2022. Author Correction: Assessing the degradation of ancient milk proteins through site-specific deamidation patterns. Sci Rep, v. 12 http://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-06151-5
  • Conference proceedings

    2021

  • Sand, KK., Freeman, C., Collins, M. and Dieudonné, L., 2021. Surface charge and topography of minerals as a driver for DNA storage and preservation in sediments, European Association of Geochemistry Goldschmidt2021 abstracts, http://doi.org/10.7185/gold2021.7032
  • 2020

  • Ryder, CM., Sponheimer, M., Shokry, H., Lazagabaster, IA., Marom, N., Monnier, GF., Collins, MJ., Deviese, T. and Higham, T., 2020. Saving Bones: a direct comparison of FTIR-ATR, whole bone percent nitrogen, and NIR AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, v. 171
  • 2019

  • Sistiaga, A., Poyet, M., Groussin, M., Collins, M. and Summons, RE., 2019. Analysis of faecal substrates sheds light into coprostanol origin, preservation and diagenesis 29th International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry, IMOG 2019,
  • 2017

  • McCoy, VE., Penkman, K., Penkman, K., Preslee, S., Preslee, S., Collins, M., Collins, M., Gabbott, SE. and Gabbott, SE., 2017. EXPERIMENTAL DEGRADATION OF CHICKEN FEATHER PROTEINS IN RESIN, Geological Society of America Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, http://doi.org/10.1130/abs/2017am-298940
  • 2015

  • Warinner, C., Hendy, J., Speller, C., Cappellini, E., Fischer, R., Trachsel, C., Arneborg, J., Lynnerup, N., Craig, O., Swallow, DM., Fotakis, A., Christensen, RJ., Olsen, J., Liebert, A., Montalva, N., Fiddyment, S., Mackie, M., Canci, A., Bouwman, A., Ruhli, F., Gilbert, MTP. and Collins, MJ., 2015. Direct evidence of milk consumption from ancient human dental calculus AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, v. 156
  • 2010

  • Moro, ML., Collins, MJ. and Cappellini, E., 2010. Alzheimer's disease and amyloid beta-peptide deposition in the brain: a matter of 'aging'? Biochem Soc Trans, v. 38 http://doi.org/10.1042/BST0380539
  • 2008

  • Griffin, RC., Moody, H., Penkman, KEH., Fagan, MJ., Curtis, N. and Collins, MJ., 2008. A new approach to amino acid racemization in enamel: testing of a less destructive sampling methodology. J Forensic Sci, v. 53 http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1556-4029.2008.00753.x
  • 2006

  • Griffin, RC., Moody, H. and Collins, MJ., 2006. An investigation of amino acid racemization as a method for estimation of age-at-death of skeletal remains. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY,
  • 2005

  • Valsami-Jones, E., Wilson, J., Cressey, G., Collins, M., Manning, D., Wess, T., Younger, P. and Woodgate, S., 2005. Understanding biomineralisation of bone apatite for applications to toxic metal remediation: Preliminary results GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA, v. 69
  • 2003

  • Nielsen-Marsh, CM., Ostrom, PH., Gandhi, H., Shapiro, B., Cooper, A., Hauschka, PV., Kahlke, RD. and Collins, MJ., 2003. Ancient protein sequences: A new direction for molecular palaeontology. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, v. 225
  • Ostrom, P., Nielsen-Marsh, CM., Gandhi, H., Collins, MJ., Storer, J., Hauschka, PV. and McNulty, T., 2003. New approaches for understanding ancient proteins. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, v. 225
  • 2001

  • Craig, OE., Stacey, RJ. and Collins, MJ., 2001. The ancient potsherd: A unique environment for protein survival? ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCES '97, PROCEEDINGS, v. S939
  • Hiller, J., Wess, TJ., Collins, MJ. and Chamberlain, AT., 2001. Preservation of skeletal remains in European Pleistocene caves: changes to the protein and mineral components of fossil bone. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY,
  • 2000

  • van Duin, ACT., Collins, MJ., Jones, M., Farmer, JG. and Graham, MC., 2000. Simulated partitioning of polyaromatic hydrocarbons between mineral surfaces and humic layers in the water phase. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, v. 219
  • 1998

  • Van Duin, ACT. and Collins, MJ., 1998. The effects of conformational constraints on aspartic acid racemization Organic Geochemistry, v. 29 http://doi.org/10.1016/S0146-6380(98)00098-9
  • Book chapters

    2020

  • Vnouček, J., Fiddyment, S., Quandt, A., Rabitsch, S., Collins, M. and Hofmann, C., 2020. The parchment of the Vienna Genesis: characteristics and manufacture, Böhlau Verlag http://doi.org/10.7767/9783205210580.35
  • 2019

  • Hendy, J., Van Doorn, N. and Collins, M., 2019. Proteomics http://doi.org/10.1017/9781139013826.003
  • 2018

  • 2018. Faunal Remains: Results by Species, White Rose University Press http://doi.org/10.22599/book2.i
  • 2017

  • Griffin, RC. and Collins, M., 2017. Aspartic Acid Racemization, CRC Press http://doi.org/10.1201/9781315371382-6
  • Griffin, RC. and Collins, M., 2017. Aspartic acid racemization: Applications to forensic and archaeological age estimation http://doi.org/10.1201/9781315371382
  • 2016

  • Griffin, R. and Collins, M., 2016. Aspartic Acid Racemization, CRC Press http://doi.org/10.1201/9781315371382-7
  • 2015

  • Collins, M. and Demarchi, B., 2015. Amino acid racemization, paleoclimate
  • Demarchi, B. and Collins, M., 2015. Amino acid racemization dating
  • 2014

  • Demarchi, B. and Collins, M., 2014. Amino Acid Racemization Dating, Springer Netherlands http://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6326-5_73-1
  • 2013

  • Collins, M. and Demarchi, B., 2013. Amino Acid Racemization, Paleoclimate, Springer Netherlands http://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6326-5_74-1
  • 2007 (No publication date)

  • Collins, MJ. and Gernaey, AM., 2007 (No publication date). Proteins, Blackwell Science Ltd http://doi.org/10.1002/9780470999295.ch53
  • 2007

  • Collins, MJ. and Gernaey, AM., 2007. Proteins http://doi.org/10.1002/9780470999295ch.53
  • 2004

  • Csapó, J., Collins, M., Csapó-Kiss, Z., Varga-Visi, É., Pohn, G. and Csapó, J., 2004. Chapter 6 Use of Amino Acids and Amino Acid Racemization for Age Determination in Archaeometry, Elsevier http://doi.org/10.1016/b978-008044396-6/50008-3
  • Csapó, J., Collins, M., Csapó-Kiss, Z., Varga-Visi, E. and Pohn, G., 2004. Use of Amino Acids and Amino Acid Racemization for Age Determination in Archaeometry http://doi.org/10.1016/B978-008044396-6/50008-3
  • Teaching and Supervisions

    Teaching: 

    Current students:

    • Carla de Soto Parchment decay and conservation (with Devro)
    • Erin M Keenan Early ZooMS of N. American Fauna (Texas)
    • Tuuli Kasso (Copenhagen)
    • Laura Vinas (Copenhaggen)
    • Bharath Nair (Copenhagen)
    • Bia Fonseca (Copenhagen, with Karina Sand)
    • Liam Llanigan (Copenhagen, with Hannes Schroeder and Tom Gilbert
    • Ruairidh Macleod (Cambridge, MPhil)
    • Yuan Yue (Cambridge)
    • Miranda Evan (Cambridge, with Tamsin O'Connell, and Jessie Hendy, York)
    • Tianyi Wang (Cambridge with Piers Mitchell)
    • Sophie Rabinow (Cambridge  with Piers Mitchell) 

    Past students:

    • Andrew Spooner 1992 Industry Environment
    • Ben Stern 1993 Senior Lecturer Bradford
    • Emman Waite 1997 Industry Bioscience
    • Dave Robertson 1998 Industry Petroleum
    • Oliver Craig 1998 Professor, York
    • Colin Smith 2000 Senior Lecturer, LaTrobe, University
    • Jen Hiller 2001   Industry
    • Miranda Jans 2001 Forensics (US Military)
    • Kirsty Penkman 2001 Professor York
    • Rebecca Griffin 2002 Administration Canberra
    • Hannah Koon 2003 Senior Lecturer Bradford
    • Simon McGrory 2006 Project Officer (Heritage)
    • Rose Drew 2004 Osteoarchaeology
    • Mike Buckley 2010 Royal Society Research Professor, Manchester
    • Nienke Van Doorn 2012 Industry York Archaeological Trust
    • Isabella von Holstein 2012 PDRA, Amsterdam
    • Jo Powell 2013 Industry
    • Marc Wadsley 2013 Bioinformatics NHS
    • Yang Yue 2013 Industry Environment
    • Frido Welker 2017 Assistant Professor, Copenhagen
    • Jessica Hendy 2017 Lecturer, York
    • Sean Doherty, 2016, Postdoc Exeter
    • Jiri Vnoucek, Postdoc B2C, Conservator Royal Library
    • Keri Rowsell,Research Administration (UCL)
    • Ioannis Kontopoulos, Postdoc (Copenhagen)
    • Theis Jensen, Postdoc (Copenhagen)
    • Abigail Lowe, Postdoc (Copenhagen)
    • Talari Gopai, PhD (UCD)
    Research supervision: 

    I currently supervise students investigating in a range of topics related to the use of proteins to address archaeological research questions from evolution, to diet, disease, demography and chronology.  I am interested in supervising students with a passion to work across disciplines who wish to study for an MPhil or a PhD in the following topics:

    • Modelling the survival and decay of ancient proteins
    • Mathematical approaches to the analysis of complex datasets
    • Developing low cost tools for demography
    • Developing novel methods to extract and analyse ancient proteins
    • Applying ancient protein analysis to their archaeological repertoire

    Other Professional Activities

    Fellow of the British Academy

    Niels Bohr Professor in Palaeoproteomics, University of Copenhagen

    Member of the Royal Danish Society of Science and Letters

    Job Titles

    McDonald Professor in Palaeoproteomics
    Matthew Collins  (image Lars Svankjær)

    General Info

    Available for consultancy
    Research Expertise / Fields of study: 
    Material Culture
    Biomolecular Archaeology
    Cultural Heritage

    Contact Details

    Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge
    matthew [at] palaeome.org
    Cambridge
    CB2 3DZ

    Affiliations

    Person keywords: 
    Ancient Proteins
    ZooMS
    Immunology
    Proteomics
    Parchment
    Beeswax
    Subjects: 
    Archaeological Science
    Archaeology
    Themes: 
    Science, Technology and Innovation
    Material Culture
    Heritage
    Human Evolutionary Studies
    Geographical areas: 
    Africa
    Britain
    Egypt and Sudan
    Europe
    Southeast Asia
    Periods of interest: 
    Medieval
    Other Historical
    Palaeolithic/Mesolithic
    Post-Medieval