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  Sonia O'Connor 20 May 2004  
The winner of a prestigious award for the use of X-radiography in archaeology

University of Bradford archaeologist Sonia O'Connor uses X-rays to examine everything from bones of Neanderthal woolly rhinos to a mid-18th century silk and whalebone corset.

She's a research Fellow in Conservation in the University’s Department of Archaeological Sciences, and has recently won the Nemet Award from the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing.  The value of her techniques means that items don't have to be handled or pulled apart to be examined.

Sonia has gone on to examine some of the most exciting finds of the last 20 years, including the famous Jorvik Viking helmet.

Judy Merry meets her in the lab.

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