The 2022 spring workshop of the Archäometrie Kolleg focusses on the application of scientific methods to investigate past people, their diet, provenance and environment. Various approaches will be presented during the workshop ranging from individual data on a single skeleton to comparative population studies. The following questions will be dealt with: What can we learn from skeletal and mummified remains? What was the landscape like, in which they lived? How was the climate? Participants will get answers to these questions by gaining insights into the field of bioarchaeology, including physical anthropology, mummy studies, isotope analyses and methods of environmental reconstruction. The course will introduce basic principles and analytical methods for disclosing individual information of each of the topics. The participants will collect hands-on-experience in the selection, preparation and analysis of samples as well as data analysis and interpretation during practical sessions.
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