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Science in Archaeology Lunch Talks (SALT)

While many topical lecture series already exist concerning archaeological and related topics, it was our location in the Bioscience Park and the wish for more interaction between sciences and archaeology that inspired the new lunch talk series called SALT.

The purpose of the S.A.L.T. series@Leiden is manifold:

  1. To encourage and facilitate active interaction, collaborations and outreach between archaeology and the beta science faculties and institutes within Leiden University’s Bioscience Park and beyond
  2. To demonstrate the Faculty’s internationally claimed reputation for its varied and high quality expertise which indicates the need for scientific approaches to archaeological materials in combination with theoretical approaches

As such, the S.A.L.T. series@Leiden are open to everyone with an interest in how sciences (beta) and humanities (alpha) collaborate perfectly together in a wide variety of contexts. Archaeology is an ideal platform in which such alpha-beta collaborations can be forged.

The talks will concern all possible topics of Science in Archaeology and sciences more generally, and will vary from widely interdisciplinary scientific methodologies applied to archaeological materials, computer uses and applications, instrumental analyses for materials identification, human and animal skeletal studies, use wear analyses, geomorphological approaches to human phenomena, sampling and modelling strategies, etc.  

The talks will be held once a month (35-40 min + 15 minutes questions/discussion).