Dr Kerry Sayle

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate (Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre)

Research interests

Palaeodietary reconstruction using carbon (δ13C), nitrogen (δ15N )and sulphur (δ34S) stable isotope analysis.

Exploitation of sulphur isotope analysis (δ34S) in conjunction with radiocarbon (14C) dating to better understand marine and freshwater reservoir effects.

Using palaeodietary information to produce more robust and precise Bayesian chronologies for archaeological sites.


Grants

Mapping the Icelandic Sea-Spray Effect: Implications for Palaeodietary Reconstruction and Chronology Building. Sayle. (British Academy/Leverhulme). £5,390. 2016.

Sulphur isotope analysis of water sources in Mývatnssveit, Iceland: an insight into early settler diets. Sayle. (Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland). £2,470. 2013.


Additional information

Current Position

I am in charge of running and maintaining the stable isotope facility for the Radiocarbon Laboratory at SUERC, in support of both commercial work and collaborative research.

δ13C, δ15N, and δ34S analyses are undertaken on archaeological bone collagen samples using a Thermo Scientific Delta V IRMS coupled to a Costech 4010 EA. Most other radiocarbon CO2 gas samples are run on either a VG SIRA 11 or a VG Isotech Optima dual-inlet IRMS.

Additionally, I provide assistance running the graphite lines as and when the Radiocarbon Lab requires.

Collaborative research and PhD project proposals are always welcome. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any queries.

 

Education

Ph.D. Medicinal Chemistry - Northern Institute for Cancer Research, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 2000-2003

M.Chem. (Hons) Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry - University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1996-2000


Publications

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Number of items: 16.

2017

Hamilton, W. D. and Sayle, K. L. (2017) Stable isotopes, chronology and Bayesian models for the Viking archaeology of north-east Iceland. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology, (doi:10.1080/15564894.2017.1363097) (Early Online Publication)

Pickard, C., Schoop, U.-D., Bartosiewicz, L., Gillis, R. and Sayle, K. L. (2017) Animal keeping in Chalcolithic north-central Anatolia: what can stable isotope analysis add? Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 9(7), pp. 1349-1362. (doi:10.1007/s12520-016-0386-0)

Fraser, S., Elsner, J., Hamilton, W. D., Sayle, K. L. , Schlumbaum, A. and Bartosiewicz, L. (2017) Matrilines in Neolithic cattle from Orkney, Scotland reveals complex husbandry patterns of ancestry. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 14, pp. 46-54. (doi:10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.04.022)

2016

Sayle, K. L. , Hamilton, W. D., Gestsdóttir, H. and Cook, G. T. (2016) Modelling Lake Mývatn’s freshwater reservoir effect: Utilisation of the statistical program FRUITS to assist in the re-interpretation of radiocarbon dates from a cemetery at Hofstaðir, north-east Iceland. Quaternary Geochronology, 36, pp. 1-11. (doi:10.1016/j.quageo.2016.07.001)

Pickard, C., Schoop, U.-D., Dalton, A., Sayle, K. L. , Channell, I., Calvey, K., Thomas, J.-L., Bartosiewicz, L. and Bonsall, C. (2016) Diet at Late Chalcolithic Çamlıbel Tarlası, north-central Anatolia: an isotopic perspective. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 5, pp. 296-306. (doi:10.1016/j.jasrep.2015.11.034)

Krus, A. , Jensen, A. M., Hamilton, W. D. and Sayle, K. (2016) Research in progress: Assessing marine radiocarbon reservoir effect variation in greater Utqiaġvik, Alaska. Alaska Journal of Anthropology, 14(1&2), p. 107.

Sayle, K. L. , Hamilton, W. D., Cook, G. T., Ascough, P. L. , Gestsdóttir, H. and McGovern, T. H. (2016) Deciphering diet and monitoring movement: multiple stable isotope analysis of the Viking Age settlement at Hofstaðir, Lake Mývatn, Iceland. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 160(1), pp. 126-136. (doi:10.1002/ajpa.22939) (PMID:26799531)

2015

Brewington, S. et al. (2015) Islands of change vs. islands of disaster: managing pigs and birds in the Anthropocene of the North Atlantic. Holocene, 25(10), pp. 1676-1684. (doi:10.1177/0959683615591714)

Cook, G.T., Ascough, P.L., Bonsall, C., Hamilton, W.D., Russell, N., Sayle, K.L. , Scott, E.M. and Bownes, J.M. (2015) Best practice methodology for 14C calibration of marine and mixed terrestrial/marine samples. Quaternary Geochronology, 27, pp. 164-171. (doi:10.1016/j.quageo.2015.02.024)

Beavan, N., Hamilton, D. , Sokha, T. and Sayle, K. (2015) Radiocarbon dates from the Highland Jar and Coffin burial site of Phnom Khnang Peung, Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia. Radiocarbon, 57(1), pp. 15-31. (doi:10.2458/azu_rc.57.18194)

Bonsall, C., Cook, G., Pickard, C., McSweeney, K., Sayle, K. , Bartosiewicz, L., Radovanović, I., Higham, T., Soficaru, A. and Boroneanţ, A. (2015) Food for thought: re-assessing Mesolithic diets in the Iron Gates. Radiocarbon, 57(4), pp. 1-11. (doi:10.2458/azu_rc.57.18440)

2014

Sayle, K. , Cook, G. T., Ascough, P. L., Gestsdóttir, H., Hamilton, W. D. and McGovern, T. H. (2014) Utilisation of δ13C, δ15N, and δ34S analyses to understand 14C-dating anomalies within a Late Viking Age community in north-east Iceland. Radiocarbon, 56(2), (doi:10.2458/56.17770)

2013

Sayle, K. L. , Cook, G. T., Ascough, P. L., Hastie, H. , Einarsson, Á., McGovern, T. H., Hicks, M. T., Edwald, Á. and Friðriksson, A. (2013) Application of 34S analysis for elucidating terrestrial, marine and freshwater ecosystems: evidence of animal movement/husbandry practices in an early Viking community around Lake Mývatn, Iceland. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 120(1), pp. 531-544. (doi:10.1016/j.gca.2013.07.008)

2007

Marchetti, F. et al. (2007) Structure-based design of 2-arylamino-4-cyclohexylmethoxy-5-nitroso-6-aminopyrimidine inhibitors of cyclin-dependent kinase 2. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 5(10), pp. 1577-1585. (doi:10.1039/b703241b) (PMID:17571187)

2003

Whitfield, H. J., Griffin, R. J., Hardcastle, I. R., Henderson, A., Meneyrol, J., Mesguiche, V., Sayle, K. L. and Golding, B. T. (2003) Facilitation of addition–elimination reactions in pyrimidines and purines using trifluoroacetic acid in trifluoroethanol. Chemical Communications, 2003(22), pp. 2802-2803. (doi:10.1039/b308948g) (PMID:14651112)

Sayle, K. L. et al. (2003) Structure-based design of 2-arylamino-4-cyclohexylmethyl-5-nitroso-6-aminopyrimidine inhibitors of cyclin-dependent kinases 1 and 2. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 13(18), pp. 3079-3082. (doi:10.1016/S0960-894X(03)00651-6) (PMID:12941338)

This list was generated on Mon Dec 11 18:04:04 2017 GMT.
Jump to: Articles
Number of items: 16.

Articles

Hamilton, W. D. and Sayle, K. L. (2017) Stable isotopes, chronology and Bayesian models for the Viking archaeology of north-east Iceland. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology, (doi:10.1080/15564894.2017.1363097) (Early Online Publication)

Pickard, C., Schoop, U.-D., Bartosiewicz, L., Gillis, R. and Sayle, K. L. (2017) Animal keeping in Chalcolithic north-central Anatolia: what can stable isotope analysis add? Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 9(7), pp. 1349-1362. (doi:10.1007/s12520-016-0386-0)

Fraser, S., Elsner, J., Hamilton, W. D., Sayle, K. L. , Schlumbaum, A. and Bartosiewicz, L. (2017) Matrilines in Neolithic cattle from Orkney, Scotland reveals complex husbandry patterns of ancestry. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 14, pp. 46-54. (doi:10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.04.022)

Sayle, K. L. , Hamilton, W. D., Gestsdóttir, H. and Cook, G. T. (2016) Modelling Lake Mývatn’s freshwater reservoir effect: Utilisation of the statistical program FRUITS to assist in the re-interpretation of radiocarbon dates from a cemetery at Hofstaðir, north-east Iceland. Quaternary Geochronology, 36, pp. 1-11. (doi:10.1016/j.quageo.2016.07.001)

Pickard, C., Schoop, U.-D., Dalton, A., Sayle, K. L. , Channell, I., Calvey, K., Thomas, J.-L., Bartosiewicz, L. and Bonsall, C. (2016) Diet at Late Chalcolithic Çamlıbel Tarlası, north-central Anatolia: an isotopic perspective. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 5, pp. 296-306. (doi:10.1016/j.jasrep.2015.11.034)

Krus, A. , Jensen, A. M., Hamilton, W. D. and Sayle, K. (2016) Research in progress: Assessing marine radiocarbon reservoir effect variation in greater Utqiaġvik, Alaska. Alaska Journal of Anthropology, 14(1&2), p. 107.

Sayle, K. L. , Hamilton, W. D., Cook, G. T., Ascough, P. L. , Gestsdóttir, H. and McGovern, T. H. (2016) Deciphering diet and monitoring movement: multiple stable isotope analysis of the Viking Age settlement at Hofstaðir, Lake Mývatn, Iceland. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 160(1), pp. 126-136. (doi:10.1002/ajpa.22939) (PMID:26799531)

Brewington, S. et al. (2015) Islands of change vs. islands of disaster: managing pigs and birds in the Anthropocene of the North Atlantic. Holocene, 25(10), pp. 1676-1684. (doi:10.1177/0959683615591714)

Cook, G.T., Ascough, P.L., Bonsall, C., Hamilton, W.D., Russell, N., Sayle, K.L. , Scott, E.M. and Bownes, J.M. (2015) Best practice methodology for 14C calibration of marine and mixed terrestrial/marine samples. Quaternary Geochronology, 27, pp. 164-171. (doi:10.1016/j.quageo.2015.02.024)

Beavan, N., Hamilton, D. , Sokha, T. and Sayle, K. (2015) Radiocarbon dates from the Highland Jar and Coffin burial site of Phnom Khnang Peung, Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia. Radiocarbon, 57(1), pp. 15-31. (doi:10.2458/azu_rc.57.18194)

Bonsall, C., Cook, G., Pickard, C., McSweeney, K., Sayle, K. , Bartosiewicz, L., Radovanović, I., Higham, T., Soficaru, A. and Boroneanţ, A. (2015) Food for thought: re-assessing Mesolithic diets in the Iron Gates. Radiocarbon, 57(4), pp. 1-11. (doi:10.2458/azu_rc.57.18440)

Sayle, K. , Cook, G. T., Ascough, P. L., Gestsdóttir, H., Hamilton, W. D. and McGovern, T. H. (2014) Utilisation of δ13C, δ15N, and δ34S analyses to understand 14C-dating anomalies within a Late Viking Age community in north-east Iceland. Radiocarbon, 56(2), (doi:10.2458/56.17770)

Sayle, K. L. , Cook, G. T., Ascough, P. L., Hastie, H. , Einarsson, Á., McGovern, T. H., Hicks, M. T., Edwald, Á. and Friðriksson, A. (2013) Application of 34S analysis for elucidating terrestrial, marine and freshwater ecosystems: evidence of animal movement/husbandry practices in an early Viking community around Lake Mývatn, Iceland. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 120(1), pp. 531-544. (doi:10.1016/j.gca.2013.07.008)

Marchetti, F. et al. (2007) Structure-based design of 2-arylamino-4-cyclohexylmethoxy-5-nitroso-6-aminopyrimidine inhibitors of cyclin-dependent kinase 2. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 5(10), pp. 1577-1585. (doi:10.1039/b703241b) (PMID:17571187)

Whitfield, H. J., Griffin, R. J., Hardcastle, I. R., Henderson, A., Meneyrol, J., Mesguiche, V., Sayle, K. L. and Golding, B. T. (2003) Facilitation of addition–elimination reactions in pyrimidines and purines using trifluoroacetic acid in trifluoroethanol. Chemical Communications, 2003(22), pp. 2802-2803. (doi:10.1039/b308948g) (PMID:14651112)

Sayle, K. L. et al. (2003) Structure-based design of 2-arylamino-4-cyclohexylmethyl-5-nitroso-6-aminopyrimidine inhibitors of cyclin-dependent kinases 1 and 2. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 13(18), pp. 3079-3082. (doi:10.1016/S0960-894X(03)00651-6) (PMID:12941338)

This list was generated on Mon Dec 11 18:04:04 2017 GMT.