During this year’s „Day of Research“ (November 19th, 2017) in the Neanderthal Museum at Mettmann, scientists of the A- and C-Cluster presented insights into their current archaeological, geoscientific and geoarchaeological research to the wider public. Such occasions are unique for visitors and researcher alike; presenting research face-to-face with the public is challenging but also valuable.
The question of human mobility was topic of the information desk of Project A1. An application of a computer model simulating possible migration routes was presented, as well as various geoarchaeological field and survey methods used in our research area in Egypt. A Pecha Kucha (in German) about this research can be seen here:
Research from the Eastern Rift of Morocco and the Iberian Peninsula were shown by the C-Cluster. In this context, different sediment samples from archaeological sites were prepared as thin-sections, ready for a micromorphological analysis. By a look through the microscope it was possible to see even small components of the remains of archaeological sites – e.g. chips of flints, charcoals and plant remains.
Information desk of Project A1 presenting computer models and impressions of field survey.
Photo: Gerd-Christian Weniger
|Presentation and examples of thin-sections and micromorphology from archaeological sites of the C-Cluster.
Photo: Viviane Bolin