Nina Dörschner is a PhD student in the Department of Human Evolution at the Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and a participant of The Leipzig School of Human Origins (IMPRS).
Her scientific background is in geography and especially in geomorphology and geochronology of quaternary sediments using optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating. For her master’s thesis at the Freie Universität Berlin she developed a chronological evolution model of different landform types at Fulong Beach in northeastern Taiwan in the context of Holocene tectonic uplift rates, eustatic sea level fluctuations and climatic conditions, using sedimentological methods and OSL dating.
In her doctoral thesis, Nina will focus on the OSL dating of archaeological sites in Morocco. The project includes the dating of sediments associated with Late Middle Paleolithic and Aterian stone tool techniques, as well as the reconstruction of the environmental context of the study sites, with respect to environmental and climatic change.
Department of Human Evolution
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
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