This PhD topic lies within the B1 project, which deals with the paleoenvironmental conditions during modern human migration through southeastern Europe. A multi-proxy approach combining sedimentology, geochemistry, rock magnetism and luminescence dating is applied on loess-paleosol sequences on geoarchives in Hungary, Serbia and Romania.
The strength of the Research School of Earth Sciences at the Australian National University has always been the development of state-of-the-art micro-analytical facilities and utilising their unique capabilities to advance earth science research. In recent years, we have established laboratories for laser ablation analysis, a sensitive high resolution micro probe dedicated to light stable isotopes and a single stage accelerator for radiocarbon dating.
Maria and Jasmijn are PhD students in Projects C1 and C3 of the CRC 806 at the University of Cologne. Jasmijn and María started their PhD projects on the 1st of January 2014. They will reconstruct the climatological variability and its influence on the human settlement on the Iberian Peninsula during MIS 3-1.