Interdisciplinary approaches are becoming increasingly important in heritage science and especially in archaeology. Therefore, one of the main concerns of the Archäometrie Kolleg is to introduce scientific methods to interested participants and to demonstrate their applications in archaeological research. This year's workshop in autumn will focus on archaeometallurgy. Here, participants will learn the basics about the properties of metals and their production from prehistoric times onwards. Material analytical methods such as metallography, determination of the chemical and isotopic composition as well as phase analysis will be treated theoretically and the possibilities and limitations of their application in archaeology will be presented through a variety of practical examples. The workshop is rounded off by numerous practical courses, which teach the participants the fundamental principles of the analytical methods and the preparation of samples.
The Curt-Engelhorn-Zentrum für Archöometrie (CEZA) is a subsidiary of the Curt-Engelhorn-Foundation for the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museums and a nationally and internationally operating research institute, which answers questions of natural and cultural history with most modern, innovative technology and research. In addition to its role as a renowned research institution, CEZA also acts as a service provider for public institutions, companies and private individuals. The portfolio of scientific research includes authenticity, material identification, origin, technology, age determination, bioarchaeology and climate research. Through its participation in EU projects, international cooperation and publications in internationally recognised journals, CEZA's work is also visible internationally.www.ceza.de