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HART 426 Ancient Technologies and Materials

This course aims to provide students with a general understanding of the natural sciences (mainly chemistry and physics) contribution to enhance traditional archaeological methodologies. Issues like 14C-dating and Dendrochronology will be in focus as well as Sediment Analysis, X-Ray, lead Isotope- and Spectral Analysis, Laser-Raman-Spectroscopy and FTIR-Spectroscopy. The second part of this course is then devoted to ancient technological innovations and advances in engineering, and their contribution to contemporary materials science. Credit units: 3 ECTS Credit units: 5.

Spring Semester (Thomas Zimmermann)

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