University of Heidelberg

Research Methods


Archaeometry is an interdisciplinary field that represents the interface between archaeology and the natural science. It consist of the application of scientific techniques and methodologies to archaeological and historical materials:

Petrology and geochemistry of artefacts (flintstones), pottery, and human remains (e.g. Homo heidelbergensis) are used to learn about the human past and the cultural evolution of mankind.


    • Petrology
    • Inorganic geochemistry
    • Raman spectroscopy
    • X-Ray diffraction
    Flint stone sample
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