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Conference

After the act

Date
24 April 2017
Time
Address
Van Steenis Building
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Room
F0.06

Microscopic approaches to activity patterns, abandonment and (post-) depositional processes.

During this workshop we will discuss the use of microscopy for the investigation of archaeological phenomena. In conjunction with macroscopic observations, microscopy can be used to answer an abundance of questions in contextual analysis.

In many cases macroscopic interpretations of find contexts can be verified, contradicted or elaborated by the use of microscopic techniques. It is therefore important to raise awareness of the potential of these constantly evolving techniques amongst all professional archaeologists. It is the aim of the workshop to bring together researchers from all sub disciplines of archaeology and increase awareness of methodological possibilities. Additionally, during this workshop researchers of the Faculty of Archaeology will have the opportunity to discuss their own research problems with experts in these fields.

Programme

Time

Speaker

Title

12:30

Welcome

 

12:45

dr. V. Klinkenberg

Introduction

13:00

dr. D. Vos

Caught in the act – a geo-ethnoarchaeological study of activity areas at Wadi Faynan, Jordan

13:30

S. Aerts, BA

Scoops of history: Tracking deposit movement through insect assemblages

14:00

Break

 

14:15

dr. ir. D.J. Huisman

Micromorphology of terp mounds

14:45

prof. dr. A. van Gijn

Hidden stories of tool use: why microwear matters

15:15

Break

 

15:30

dr. P Karkanas

Geoarchaeological Studies on a Bioarchaeological Context

16:30

Discussion

 

17:00

Drinks

 

 

Read the abstracts.