Summer Course 2017

Let's carbon date and celebrate: a new take on archaeology!

 

Content & Topics:

 This course will be made of several theoretical lectures covering a wide range of topics from introduction to archaeology and palaeontology to analytical challenges faced when working with materials that can be up to several hundreds of million years old. Museum visits (including a visit to the Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Science where the most complete Iguanodon Dinosaur collection is based) and lab practical’s (measuring your own hair to assess diet) will also be part of this course.

Learning goals & objectives:

This course will be made of several theoretical lectures covering a wide range of topics from introduction to archaeology and palaeontology to analytical challenges faced when working with materials that can be up to several hundreds of million years old. Museum visits (including a visit to the Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Science where the most complete Iguanodon Dinosaur collection is based) and lab practical’s (measuring your own hair to assess diet) will also be part of this course.

Examination type:

The participants will be examined by a final group presentation. The goal is to think outside of the box to help archaeologists and palaeontologists by proposing new/updated engineering tools.

Selection criteria for participants:

Interested in the topic of the course (chemical engineering and material science, open to all with an interest in archaeology and palaeontology). Selection will be bsed on (creative) answers to the questions and the motivation letter.

Link to survival guide:

Survival guide

Link to schedule:

schedule