New ways to date Middle Palaeolithic sites in Israel
The Levant, an area of the Middle East with a strategic position, connecting Africa to Europe and Asia, has been the main route for the most ancient dispersals of humans. The EU-funded DIACHRON project will improve the chronology of Middle Palaeolithic sites in Israel. Using a comparative approach based on independent dating methods (electron spin resonance of tooth enamel, thermoluminescence of burnt flint and luminescence of sediments), it will consider the impact of diagenetic processes on both dateable materials and sedimentary context. This Marie Curie individual fellowship will provide training for the team in the field of material characterisation and contribute to developing knowledge on several dating methods.