This course provides an overview of the principal techniques deployed in modern archaeology and palaeoanthropology to place the material remains of the human past and the human environment in a chronological context, from earliest human origins to quite recent times.
Starting with fundamental principles such as stratigraphy and relatively simple methods such as dendrochronology (tree-ring dating), the course will progress to examine some of the main scientifically based methods relevant to prehistory and human evolution, such as radiocarbon, U-series, potassium/argon, luminescence, electron spin resonance and fission-track dating.
Date, Time: 12/11/2014, 15:00 h – 20:00 h
and 19/11/2014, 15:00 h – 20:00 h
Location: Ü1 (Rundbau, Geography), Zülpicher Straße 45, Cologne