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May 11, 2017

From 2nd May to 4th May 2017, Marine Frouin was participating in the 2nd annual ENTIRE meeting, this year hosted by the IRAMAT-CRP2A at the Université Bordeaux Montaigne, France. The network gathers experienced and enthusiastic researchers working on Infrared Radiofluorescence to exchange knowledge and generate and share new ideas. ENTIRE was launched in 2016 by Prof Markus Fuchs (University of Giessen, Germany) and is supported by a...

September 8, 2016

The open-air sites from East European Plane are of great importance when discussing the transition from the late Middle Palaeolithic to early Upper Palaeolithic. While in Europe, the LMP ends with the disappearance of Neanderthals at 41–39 ka BP (Higham et al., 2014), in the Russian plane the chronology is problematic and the dates may require revision.

The timing of the beginning of the UP has been recently discussed in a paper led by...

July 24, 2016

Marine went to the site of Biśnik Cave in the central part of the Kraków-Częstochowa valley, to collect sediment samples for PalaeoChron's OSL dating programme.

The cave system consists of several chambers and corridors in the rock containing 35 geological layers of sediments accumulated in front of the cave entrance and inside the chambers. Research on the site has been conducted since 1992 by an interdisciplinary team led by Prof K....

September 7, 2015

 

The Grotta di Fumane is a site in Italy that is being excavated by a team from the Museo di Storia Naturale di Verona currently led by our collaborator, Marco Peresani (left). The cave comprises a sedimentary deposit about 12 m thick iand includes Middle and Upper Palaeolithic living floors rich in artefacts, faunal remains and archaeological combustion features as well as an Uluzzian and Proto-Aurignacian occupation, two key technoc...

July 13, 2015

Aditi Dave and Marine Frouin have been at the site of Riparo Mochi, located near the Mediterranean shore on the famous Balzi Rossi of Italy’s Ligurian coast, sampling material for Aditi's Msc dissertation research. Her project aims to provide new dates of the Middle and Upper Palaeolithic transition on this site, applying Thermoluminescence (TL) on heated flints and Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) dating method on sediments.

 

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