Don Butler

Don completed his PhD studies in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Calgary, Canada. He recently started his postdoctoral research at Haifa University in the field of micro-archaeology. His research pioneers a non–invasive Raman microscopy protocol for fingerprinting fish processing residues adhered to the surfaces of stone tools. Don hopes that the research will contribute to refining methodologies for recovering micro–archaeological evidence indicative of fishing industries among ancient hunter–gatherers in Israel, in turn providing evidence for some of the oldest fisheries in the world.