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absolute dating techniques: their application to Heritage Science

Postgraduate course


Date: 11-14 and 19-20 of March 2013

Target: Graduates architects and engineers

Registration: course fees €120. The registration payment of €120 will be made by deposit or bank transfer to “Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas” into the Spain Bank account (9000 0001 20 0220000047). The bank or transfer receipt must include the name of the registered person and the concept: “Curso dataciones (030262)”.

Enrollment requirements: Sending name and surname, occupation and studies, email, contact telephone, and bank or transfer receipt to the address or email listed below.

Certifications: certificates will be given to the assistants. Each participant will be allowed just one excused absence.

Place: Facultad de Ciencias Geológicas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid c/ José Antonio Nováis 2, Madrid 28040

The main objective of the course is to show the most important techniques to absolute dating, such as dendrochronology, radiocarbon Lichenometry, luminescence, cosmogenic, archaeomagnetism, amino acid racemization, radiometric techniques of uranium-series.

The course aims to show the experts in archeology, restoration and/or heritage conservation the bases of each of the techniques emphasizing their limits, the lecturer will also study in which materials can be applied or what are the contaminations that can affect the final result. An aspect to take into consideration is the most suitable sampling techniques for each dating techniques.

These dating techniques are helpful to the cultural and historical heritage knowledge as well as to paleontological dating, to events caused naturally (earthquakes, volcanic activity, tsunamis, etc.) or in order to understand coastal dynamics, river basins, glaciers what allow us to contribute the chronological data providing information about climate change which is of high interest to prevent future harm to people.

Download the brochure of the course

Tag: Patrimonio Cultural    Source: CEI Campus Moncloa

Event date:

11/03/2013 - 20/03/2013

Ministry of Education, Culture & Sports CEI Campus of International Excellence Ministry of Economy & Competitiveness
Funded project by the Ministry of Education, Culture & Sports, and the Ministry of Economy & Competitiveness within the framework of the Campus of International Excellence
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