Experimental use and functional analyses of Neolithic grinding stones

Between July 26 and August 1, 2021, in Sultana (Călărași County), the 4th event of the ArchaeoSciences Summer Schools series, entitled “Experimental use and functional analyses of Neolithic grinding stones”, will take place.

This event is organized by the ArchaeoSciences Platform of the Research Institute of the University of Bucharest (ICUB), within the interdisciplinary archaeological research project “The dynamics of the prehistoric communities located in the Mostiștea and Danube valleys”, in partnership with Christian-Albrechts- Universität zu Kiel – CAU (Germany), HoGent (Belgium), the Museum of Bucharest, the Museum of the Lower Danube Călărași and the Museum of Gumelnița  Civilization Oltenița (Romania), under the “Sultana School of Archeology” initiative.

This year’s summer school aims to introduce the field of experimental archaeology, more precisely the way plants are processed using grinders, doubled by activities in the field of pathology, microscopic and 3D photogrammetric analysis. Invited to the event are Dr. Laura Dietrich, Berlin and Bogdan Manea (ICUB), who will coordinate the summer school activities. The event is dedicated to students from Bucharest, Kiel and York, present at the Sultana.

The ArchaeoSciences Summer Schools series is a recent initiative dedicated to students, masters and doctoral students in order to conduct introductory courses related to current trends in interdisciplinary research of the past, in terms of methods specific to the field of ArchaeoSciences.

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