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Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Germany

Luminescence Dating Laboratory [more]
2003 - 2000 Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear, Sacavèm, Portugal
scientist responsible for setting up and running a new Luminescence Dating Laboratory.
1999 - 1997 School of Geography and Geology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
postdoctoral fellow at the luminescence laboratory
1994 - 1993 Centre de Faibles Radioactivité (C.E.A.), C.N.R.S. in Gif-sur-Yvette, Paris, France
guest scientist for a total of 7 months at the Thermoluminescence Dating Laboratory
1996 - 1993 Forschungsstelle Archäometrie der Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften am Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Heidelberg, Germany
  Education & Degrees  
7/2009 Privatdozent in Prehistory of the University of Leipzig
7/2009 Dr. phil. habil. of the University of Leipzig
venia legendi for Prehistory
Title of habilitation: "Fire, light and minerals: Application and development of dosimetric dating methods at the transition of Middle to Upper Palaeolithic
1998 Dr. rer nat
University of Tübingen, Germany
“Thermolumineszenzdatierungen erhitzter Silices aus mittel und jungpaläolithischen Fundstellen. Anwendung und methodische Untersuchungen”.
1993 M.A.
University of Tübingen, Germany
“Befunde und Gerölle der mesolithischen Freilandstation Rottenburg-Siebenlinden II.”
1990 - 1989 University College London, Great Britain
1997 - 1985 University of Tübingen, Germany
major subject: Prehistory of Hunter-Gatherers and Quaternary Ecology
minor subjects: European Pre- and Protohistory ; Geology

Scientific Interests

Multi-chronometric dating of archaeological sites (TL, OSL, ESR), with an emphasis on luminescence methods in the palaeolithic period, while incorporating palaeoclimate data.

Development of dating methods and fundamental research in the luminescence of flint.

Chronometric dating of archaeological transitions, especially from the Middle to the Upper Palaeolithic.

Palaeoclimatology and human evolution.

Calibration of glacial 14C data.

Additional archaeometric interests in the sourcing of raw material

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