Merita Dreshaj, University of Groningen
I work on establishing a high-precision chronology of the earliest animal husbandry in the Netherlands by means of radiocarbon dating and Bayesian chronological modeling. My research is a part of a bigger NWO funded project “The Emergence of Animal Husbandry in the Netherlands”, based at the University of Groningen. I do not have a fatuation with a certain time period (besides a mild inclination towards early Christianity and Norse archaeology). However, l thoroughly enjoy bringing various data together to reconstruct a precise timeline of past events which allows me to work on different case studies around the globe. Besides establishing precise chronologies, l am interested in the application of stable isotope analysis for various socio-economic questions, as this was my first “taste” of the practical application of archaeometrical techniques. With the danger of sounding a little vague, l sincerely thrive in interdisciplinary environments and am dedicated to bridging the gap between the ‘hard sciences’ and ‘humanities’.
Pınar Erdil, University of Groningen
I am a PhD candidate with a background in chemistry and archaeology. I am currently affiliated with the Groningen Institute of Archaeology (GIA) and the Centre for Isotope Research (CIO) at the University of Groningen. I have considerable experience in chronological research, especially radiocarbon dating and Bayesian modelling. My doctoral project is an NWO grant namely “Catastrophe or just a drama: dating the Minoan eruption of Thera”. In this project, I work on establishing the chronology of the Mediterranean Bronze Age using this ancient volcanic eruption in Greece as a time marker. I am interested in radiocarbon dating and calibration methods, and the chronology of early civilizations.