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Introduction to Archaeometry

Laboratory for Conservation & Material Studies

University of Groningen code



2 weeks of 40 hours (2 study points)


Dr. A.J. Nijboer

Intended for

1st year students archaeology

Description of the course

Archaeometry is the application of scientific methods and techniques for archaeological research. The field consists of different topics of which mainly prospecting methods and scientific examination on objects and materials will be exemplified. The prospection techniques have a geophysical origin. It offers the archaeologist the means to find archaeological remains without the necessity to excavate. Examples are: archaeomagnetic dating, resistivity surveying.  The scientific research on archaeological objects and materials involves a large number of methods and techniques. In the reader they will be exemplified briefly. During the lectures emphasis will be placed on the embedding of archaeometry within archaeological projects.



Form of education

Lectures and tutorials



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