Professor Paul Goldberg will give a talk at the AMBI Lab this coming Friday at noon. He’ll be sharing some of his latest geoarchaeological projects.
New team members
ULL undergraduate students Santiago Sosa, Laura Hernández from the Department of Geography and History, Nast Acosta from Physics, and Carla Hernández and Acarelis Cabrera from the Chemistry Department have joined our team this year to perform different laboratory tasks.
Frontiers in Archaeological Sciences
Members of the PALEOCHAR team attended the novel Frontiers in Archaeological Sciences meeting held in Rutgers University, New Jersey, on October 25-27th.
Carolina Mallol: What is that Black Stuff? Micro-contextual Investigations of Charred Organic Matter in the Archaeological Sedimentary Record.
Lucia Leierer: A coupled micromorphological and molecular study of combustion structure assemblages at the Middle Paleolithic site of El Salt, Spain.
Rory Connolly: Preliminary results from a Palaeoenvironmental investigation of a Middle Palaeolithic rockshelter in Alicante, Spain.
Cristiano Nicosia, from Université Libre de Bruxelles, talked to us about multi-scalar geoarchaeology through some of his brilliant case studies from Italian medieval and Bronze Age contexts.
A geoarchaeological perspective on human behaviour
Dr Vera Aldeias, a post-doctoral researcher from Max Plank Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology, expert fire experimenter and Neanderthal fire analyst, visited the AMBI Lab and gave an inspiring talk entitled On experimentation and site formation: a geoarchaeological perspective on human behavior.
Microarchaeology of craft production processes in Roman times
Mario Gutiérrez, a micromorphologist expert in Roman contexts, visited the AMBI Lab and presented examples of Roman furnaces and other combustion structures.
Campus America: current topics in archaeology
One of the Campus America sessions held in Universidad de La Laguna on October 9-20, 2017 wasd evoted to Archaeology, with talks by Gil Tostevin (University of Minnesota) and Carolina Mallol.
Prof. Gil Tostevin gave a lecture about cultural diversity among Neanderthals. Carolina Mallol emphasized the role of geoarchaeology as a pilar of the archaeological discipline and one of the major trends in current Palaeolithic research.
Animal fats and ancient pyro technologies
Dr Tammy Buonasera, member of ERC Paleochar team, gave a talk in Instituto Universitario de Bio-Orgánica Antonio González (IUBO) entitled Animal fats and ancient pyro technologies: reading the residues in archaeological hearth deposits.
Dr Buonasera works on molecular and isotopic studies to characterize animal fats in archaeological contexts.
The aim of these analyses is to determine what these fats are and which animals were consumed.
Through isotopic methods, her research is focused in the study of culinary techniques and the use of fossil fuels.
Visit to ITER
The ERC PALEOCHAR team visited the Technological and Renewal Energies Institute (ITER) in Tenerife. They obtained first-hand knowledge of the main ITER research lines, facilities and equipment and explored potential collaborations.
DIG Conference 2017
Carolina Mallol gave a talk in 7th Developing International Geoarchaeology Conference (DIG Conference 2017), held in Newcastle on September, about ERC PALEOCHAR lab work in micro-contextual analysis of organic matter.
Rory Connolly submitted a poster entitled Preliminary results from a multiproxy palaeo-environmental investigation at a Middle Palaeolithic rock shelter (Abric del Pastor) in Alicante, Spain.
Lucia Leierer’s work focused in A couple micromorphological and molecular study of combustion structure assemblages at the Middle Palaeolithic site of El Salt, Spain.