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Luminescence Dating Laboratory - Projects

The Luminescence Group at MPI-EVA is involved in dating projects in the following regions:

  1. Central and Eastern Europe
  2. Central Asia
  3. Levant and Arabia
  4. Australia
  5. Northern Africa
  6. Southern Africa
  1. Projects in central and eastern Europe
    1. Dobrogea, Romania

      Lower Danube survey for Palaeolithic sites.
      http://lodans.wordpress.com/

      Methods to be applied:
      OSL/IRSL, environmental magnetism, cosmogenic nuclides

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

    2. Bilzingsleben, Germany

      Methods to be applied:
      OSL, U-Series

      Dr. Marion Hernandez, Dr. Dirk Hoffmann, in collaboration with:
      C. Pasda (University of Jena, Germany)
      T. Schüler (TLDA Thüringen)

    3. Kir River, Albania

      Chronology of the Albanian Upper Palaeolithic.

      Methods to be applied:
      OSL, radiocarbon

      Dr. Kathryn Fitzsimmons, in collaboration with:
      R. Ruka (Institute of Archaeology, Tirana)
      M. Galaty (Mississippi State University, USA)

    4. Stalacs, Serbia

      Defining the loess stratigraphy of southern Serbia.

      Methods to be applied:
      OSL, environmental magnetism

      Dr. Kathryn Fitzsimmons, in collaboration with:
      S. Marković (University of Novi Sad, Serbia)
      U. Hambach (University of Bayreuth, Germany)
      C. Zeeden (RWTH Aachen, Germany)

  2. Projects in Central Asia
    1. Southern Kazakhstan

      Chronologic framework for the Kazakh Palaeolithic

      Methods to be applied:
      OSL, radiocarbon

      Dr. Kathryn Fitzsimmons, in collaboration with:
      Zh. Taimagambetov (National Museum of Kazakhstan)
      S. Alipova (University of Taldykurgan, Kazakhstan)
      R. Iovita (Monrepos-RGZM, Germany)
      M. Glantz (Colorado State University, USA)

    2. Tolbor Valley, Mongolia

      Middle-Upper Palaeolithic transition in Mongolia

      Methods to be applied:
      OSL, radiocarbon

      Dr. Kathryn Fitzsimmons, Nina Doerschner, in collaboration with:
      N. Zwyns (University of California Davis, USA)

    3. Sel’ungur, Kyrgizstan

      Methods to be applied:
      OSL

      Dr. Kathryn Fitzsimmons, in collaboration with:
      B. Viola (MPI-EVA)

    4. Mongolian Bronze Age

      Methods to be applied:
      OSL

      Dr. Kathryn Fitzsimmons, in collaboration with:
      S. Solongo (Mongolian Academy of Sciences)

  3. Projects in the Levant and Arabia
    1. Boker Tachtit

      Methods to be applied:
      OSL, radiocarbon

      Dr. Marion Hernandez, in collaboration with:
      E. Boaretto (Weizmann Institute, Israel)

    2. Rasif, Saudi Arabia

      Methods to be applied:
      OSL

      Dr. Kathryn Fitzsimmons, in collaboration with:
      C. Zielhofer, H. von Suchodoletz (University of Leipzig, Germany)
      T. Lauer (LIAG Hannover, Germany)

  4. Projects in Australia
    1. Lake Mungo and the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area (Australia)

      Human-environment interactions in the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area.

      Methods to be applied:
      OSL, AAR, radiocarbon

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

    2. The Last Glacial Maximum conundrum in southeastern Australia

      Methods to be applied:
      OSL, radiocarbon, multiple-proxy development

      Dr. Kathryn Fitzsimmons, in collaboration with:
      J. Shulmeister (University of Queensland, Australia)
      J. Kemp (Griffith University, Australia)

  5. Projects in northern Africa
    1. Rhafas and coastal Morocco (also Gibraltar)

      Geochronology of archaeological sites and their environmental context

      Methods to be applied:
      OSL

      Nina Dörschner, Dr Kathryn Fitzsimmons, in collaboration with:
      A. Bouzouggar (INSAP, Morocco)
      S. McPherron, J.-J. Hublin (MPI-EVA)
      P. Ditchfield (University of Oxford, UK)

    2. 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)

  6. Projects in southern Africa
    1. Elandsfontein, Thyspunt, South Africa

      Acheulian hominin behavior in South Africa

      Methods to be applied:
      OSL, U-Pb, palaeomagnetism

      Dr Kathryn Fitzsimmons, in collaboration with:
      D. Braun (George Washington University, USA)
      N. Levin (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
      R. Pickering (University of Melbourne, Australia)
      A. Herries (La Trobe University, Australia)

    2. Montagu Cave, South Africa

      Methods to be applied:
      OSL

      Dr. Marion Hernandez, in collaboration with:
      W. Archer, MPI-EVA

    3. Varsche River, South Africa

      Methods to be applied:
      OSL

      Dr Kathryn Fitzsimmons, in collaboration with:
      T. Steele (University of California Davis, USA)

 

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