Department of Archaeology hosts a weeklong workshop on “International Applications of Archaeological Science”

Participants from around the world will attend to learn about the latest cutting-edge techniques in archaeological science.

March 09, 2018

The Department of Archaeology at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History is hosting an intensive, invitation-only, one-week workshop for early career researchers from all over the world, from 13-17 March 2018. Participants will be joining the training from countries including Kenya, China, Uzbekistan, India and Mongolia.

The workshop will begin with welcoming remarks from Director Nicole Boivin. Throughout the course of the workshop, scientific staff will provide hands-on training and tutorials in a variety of archaeological science approaches that have international applicability. These include: quantitative lithics analyses, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) approaches, proteomics, ZooMS, stable isotope analysis, archaeobotany, archaeozoology, chronological methods and models, and statistical analysis. The training will include both lectures and extensive hands-on work in the Institute’s state-of-the-art laboratories. The week will end with a tour of the Museum of Pre- and Ancient History, part of the Thuringian State Archaeological Museum group, in nearby Weimar.

This course is designed for junior researchers with archaeological experience wishing to implement new methodologies within their home countries and expand the knowledge base within their institutions. All software used will be open access enabling attendees to apply learned skills without constraint.

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