Thematic Intensive School on Conservation Science

A multidisciplinary experience applied to prehistoric archeology: archaeomagnetism, experimental archaeology and content residues analyses
University of Burgos – Spain 20-24 October 2014

The Intensive Schools on Conservation Science are dealing with the physicochemical aspects of cultural heritage preservation, and mainly address 2nd and 3rd cycle science students, as well as active professionals, wishing to acquire a solid knowledge of the safeguarding and authentication of tangible works of art by means of natural and material sciences.

A multinational team of experts from Erasmus and Tempus countries are delivering theoretical lectures and hands-on exercises on important aspects of conservation science, covering both basic information and research case studies.

The Burgos Intensive School School is a joint initiative of the University of Burgos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and the Euro Mediterranean Cooperation in Research and Education.

The aim of the Intensive School is to:

  • Train the students in archaeomagnetism as a dating method in prehistoric archaeology.
  • Explore the potential of experimental archaeology as an interdisciplinary research and training tool of professionals in the field of prehistory.

Provide to the aforementioned research lines of data and study materials through the results of the training activity.

Additionally, the programme includes visits to important sites of cultural heritage in and around Burgos and laboratory exercises.
The courses are held in English.