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Luminescence Dating Laboratory - Projects

Lake Mungo and the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area (Australia)
Human-environment interactions in the semi-arid Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area.

Methods to be applied:
OSL, AAR, radiocarbon

Dr Kathryn Fitzsimmons, in collaboration with:
N. Stern (La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia)
C. Murray-Wallace (University of Wollongong, Australia)

 

Dobrogea, southeastern Romania (Romania)
Lower Danube survey for Palaeolithic sites.
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Methods to be applied:
OSL/IRSL, environmental magnetism, cosmogenic nuclides

Dr Kathryn Fitzsimmons, in collaboration with:
R. Ioviţă (MONREPOS Archaeological Research Centre and Museum for Human Behavioural Evolution, Schloss Monrepos, Germany)
A. Doboş (Institute of Archaeology, Bucharest, Romania)
U. Hambach (Geographisches Institut, University of Bayreuth, Germany)
T. Fujioka (AINSE, Sydney, Australia)
F. Lehmkuhl (RWTH Aachen, Germany)

 

Rhafas and coastal Morocco
Geochronology of archaeological sites and their environmental context

Methods to be applied:
OSL

Nina Dörschner, Dr Kathryn Fitzsimmons, in collaboration with:
A. Bouzouggar (Institut National des Sciences de l'Archéologie et du Patrimoine (I.N.S.A.P.), Morocco)
S. McPherron, J.-J. Hublin (MPI-EVA)
P. Ditchfield (Oxford, UK)

 

Jonzac (France)
Geochronology of archaeological site

Methods to be applied:
OSL

Anja Guhl, Dr Kathryn Fitzsimmons, in collaboration with:
M. Soressi (INRAP, France)

 

Elandsfontein (South Africa)
Geochronology of archaeological site

Methods to be applied:
OSL

Dr Kathryn Fitzsimmons, in collaboration with:
D. Braun (University Cape Town/Balor University, South Africa/USA)
N. Levin (Johns Hopkins University, USA)

 

Varsche River, Western Cape (South Africa)
Geochronology of archaeological site

Methods to be applied:
OSL

Dr Kathryn Fitzsimmons, in collaboration with:
T. Steele (University of California Davis, USA)
A. Mackay (Australian National University, Australia)

 

Tolbor (Mongolia)
Geochronology of an archaeological site and its environmental context

Methods to be applied:
OSL

Dr. Kathryn Fitzsimmons, Nina Dörschner, in collaboration with:
N. Zwyns (MPI-EVA/ University of Toulouse)

 

Ain Guettar & the Meknassy Basin (Tunisia)
Dating the 'Aterian' and 'Mousterian' occupation of the Meknassy basin.

Methods to be applied:
TL & OSL

Dr Daniel Richter, Dr Kathryn Fitzsimmons, in collaboration with:
N. Aouadi-Abdeljaouad (Institut National du Patrimoine de Tunisie, Tunisia)

 

Mezmaiskaya, Matuzka & Hadjah-2
Dating Middle to Early Upper Palaeolithic stratigraphies in the Caucasus.

Methods to be applied:
TL & OSL

Dr Daniel Richter, in collaboration with:
L. Golovanova & V. Doronichev (Laboratory of Prehistory, St. Petersburg, Russia)

 

Irhoud (Morocco)
Dating the hominid site.

Method to be applied:
TL

Dr Daniel Richter, in collaboration with:
A. Ben-Ncer (Institut National des Sciences de l'Archéologie et du Patrimoine (I.N.S.A.P.), Morocco)
J.P. Raynal (Institute de Préhistoire et de Géologie du Quaternaire (IPGQ), Université Bordeaux I, France)

 

Rhafas, Taforalt & Dar es Soltan I (Morocco)
Dating the Middle Palaeolithic stratigraphies

Method to be applied:
TL

Dr Daniel Richter, in collaboration with:
A. Bouzouggar (I.N.S.A.P., Morocco)

 

Schöningen (Germany)
Dating the oldest javelins.

Methods to be applied:
TL and ESR

Dr Daniel Richter, in collaboration with:
H. Thieme (Landesamt für Denkmalpflege, Hannover, Germany)
J. Rink (McMaster University, Canada)
H. Schwarz (McMaster University, Canada)

 

Aïn Hummal (Syria)
Multi chronometric dating of the Lower and Middle Palaeolithic in the Near East.

Methods to be applied:
TL, OSL, ESR and U-series

Dr Daniel Richter, in collaboration with:
J.-M. LeTensorer (University of Bale, Switzerland)
S. Muhesen (Ministry for Antiquities, Damascus, Syria)

 

Wadi Mashkuna (Syria)
Chronometric dating of a new Middle Palaeolithic sequence.

Method to be applied:
TL

Dr Daniel Richter, in collaboration with:
N. Conard (University of Tübingen, Germany)
M. Masri (Ministry for Antiquities, Damascus, Syria)

 

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