The Curt-Engelhorn-Centre Archaeometry gGmbH is a national and international operating research institute providing services in the field of archaeometry. Founded in 2004, the institute comprises the Laboratory for Material Analysis and the Klaus-Tschira-Laboratory for Radiometric Dating Methods.
The Curt-Engelhorn-Centre for Archaeometry gGmbH comprises the Laboratory for Material Analysis and the Klaus-Tschira-Laboratory for Radiometric Dating Methods. With the existing analytical methods, different issues related to authenticity, absolute dating, material characterization, technology and origin can be answered.
The Curt-Engelhorn-Centre for Archaeometry gGmbH is competent in the natural scientific analysis of cultural materials. We collaborate in numerous research projects and provide services for public institutions, companies and private persons. Our services include science based analyses aimed at authenticity, absolute dating, material characterization, technology and origin. For further information have a look at our recent annual report and latest price list.
BRONZE AGE TIN is a multidisciplinary project funded by the European Research Council comprising archaeology, history, geochemistry, and geology, conducted by scientists from the University of Heidelberg and the Curt-Engelhorn-Zentrum Archäometrie in Mannheim.
The objective is to decipher the enigma of the origin of tin in the early bronzes by combining new archeological data and tin isotope ratios. These bronzes appear in a wide area stretching from the Aegean to the Persian Gulf, but this region is geologically devoid of any tin deposits.
The results of this research will be presented and discussed during four half-day sessions on geology and ore deposits, metallurgy and archaeology. In addition, there will be a welcome meeting on Wednesday evening, 14 March, a symposium dinner on Friday evening, 16 March, and the option for a tour through the Old City of Heidelberg on Saturday, 17 March 2018.
There will be only invited talks, but anyone interested is invited to participate. Use the links below for downloading the workshop programme and the registration form. Please send the completed registration form to the workshop office (firstname.lastname@example.org). Details on the venue and the arrival will follow at the beginning of 2018.