Our Natural History and Cultural Heritage​

Selected Publications


Bergmann et al, Chemical Mapping of Ancient Artifacts and Fossils with X-Ray Spectroscopy. In: Jaeschke E., Khan S., Schneider J., Hastings J. (eds) Synchrotron Light Sources and Free-Electron Lasers. Springer, Cham (2019) pdf

Georgiou et al, Carbon speciation in organic fossils using 2D to 3D x-ray Raman multispectral imaging, Science Advances, 5, eaaw5019 (2019) pdf

Manning et al, Pheomelanin pigment remnants mapped in fossils of extinct mammals, Nature Communications, 10, 2250 (2019) pdf

Wogelius et al, Trace metals as biomarkers for Eumelanin Pigment in the Fossil Record, Science, 333, 1622-1626 (2011) pdf

Bergmann et al, Archaeopteryx feathers and bone chemistry fully revealed via synchrotron imaging, Proc Natl Acad Sci, 107, (20) 9060-9065 (2010) pdf

Bergmann, Archimedes brought to light, Physics World, 20, No 11, pages 39-42, (November 2007) pdf

In The News


May 23, 2019

Seeing Red in the Fossil Record | The New York Times

March 26, 2018

Centuries-Old Manuscript Could Reveal History Of Ancient Roman Treatments | International Business Times

June 11, 2013

Stanford X-ray reveals long-lost notes of historic opera | The Mercury News

May 10, 2010

Fossil reveals early bird plumage | BBC News

August 2, 2006

X-rays reveal Archimedes’ secrets | BBC News