141.399 Archaeometry: physical methods of dating
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand the following archaeometrical methods, including inherent limitations, applications and dating range:

  • radiocarbon dating
  • archaeological chronology
  • dendrochronology
  • thermoluminescence dating
  • provenancing
  • dating with radioactive decay
  • nuclear track dating
  • archaeomagnetism
  • ESR

Subject of course

Aspects of archaeological chronologies; dendrology; radiocarbon dating; luminescence dating; potassium-argon dating; lead-white dating; nuclear track dating; archaeomagnetism; electron spin resonance.

Teaching methods

presentation

Mode of examination

Oral

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Wed14:00 - 15:0016.10.2019Hörsaal AI - TPH Introduction
Wed14:00 - 16:0016.10.2019 - 29.01.2020Hörsaal AI - TPH Archaeometry
Archaeometry: physical methods of dating - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Wed16.10.201914:00 - 15:00Hörsaal AI - TPH Introduction
Wed16.10.201914:00 - 16:00Hörsaal AI - TPH Archaeometry
Wed23.10.201914:00 - 16:00Hörsaal AI - TPH Archaeometry
Wed30.10.201914:00 - 16:00Hörsaal AI - TPH Archaeometry
Wed06.11.201914:00 - 16:00Hörsaal AI - TPH Archaeometry
Wed13.11.201914:00 - 16:00Hörsaal AI - TPH Archaeometry
Wed20.11.201914:00 - 16:00Hörsaal AI - TPH Archaeometry
Wed04.12.201914:00 - 16:00Hörsaal AI - TPH Archaeometry
Wed11.12.201914:00 - 16:00Hörsaal AI - TPH Archaeometry
Wed08.01.202014:00 - 16:00Hörsaal AI - TPH Archaeometry
Wed15.01.202014:00 - 16:00Hörsaal AI - TPH Archaeometry
Wed22.01.202014:00 - 16:00Hörsaal AI - TPH Archaeometry
Wed29.01.202014:00 - 16:00Hörsaal AI - TPH Archaeometry

Examination modalities

oral exam

Course registration

Not necessary

Curricula

Literature

Course notes are available from the lecturer.

Further literature:

  • M. J. Aitken, Physics and Archaeology, Oxford University Press (1975).
  • M. J. Aitken, Science-based Dating in Archaeology, Longman (1990).
  • G. Artioli, Scientific Methods and Cultural Heritage, Oxford University Press (2010).
  • P. Craddock, Scientific Investigation of Copies, Fakes and Forgeries, Butterworth Heinemann (2009).
  • G. A. Wagner, Einführung in die Archäometrie, Springer (2007).

Accompanying courses

Continuative courses

Language

German