Individual Members

Dr Alice M. Choyke

Member of EXARC since
Crafts & Skills

Dr. Alice Choyke is active in different fields of her interest. She has worked with osseous materials from Hungary & Turkey, from the Bronze Age and Medieval period. She has also done experiments with bone tool manufacture in 1985. Later she used experimentation techniques to understand wears on bone tools reflecting the length of use.

Finally, she has been involved in a long-term experiment with Dr. Paul Duffy investigating how wear develops at the stringing hole of bone beads. It appears after five years that wear develops very slowly, opening up the possibility of trans-generational use of beads from broken-up necklaces.