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Archaeometry

Vak 2011-2012

Compulsory attendance

-

Admission requirements

Admission to MA or RMA programme.

Description

This course revolves around the application of newly developed archaeometrical techniques. These techniques, developed by physicists, chemists or biologists, play a crucial role in the reconstruction of migration patterns, palaeo-diet and genetic relationships. Various methods will be presented by coordinators and individual teachers, and the application and restrictions will be discussed. These include advanced methods in isotopes, dating techniques, ancient DNA, and various applications for materials sciences.

Course objectives

  • Insight into modern science techniques applicable in archaeological research, like isotopes, dating techniques, ancient DNA, degradation, etc.;
  • Insight into the application and restrictions of archaeometrical techniques in the reconstruction of migration patterns, palaeo-diet and genetic relationships.

Timetable

Course schedule details can be found in the MA time schedule.

Mode of instruction

Lectures.

Assessment method

Two papers on related topics.

Reading list

To be handed out in class.

Registration

Register for this course via uSis.
Instructions for registration can be found in the uSis manual.

Contact information

For more information about this course, please contact prof. dr M. van Kolfschoten.