Laboratory of Geoarchaeology

Director: Prof. Dr Gheorghe Romanescu

Research directions:

a. Paleogeomorphology – reconstruction and evolution of Quaternary geomorphologic structures, especially those used by prehistoric communities for placing settlements;

b. Paleoclimatology – reconstruction of Quaternary climate for each geoclimactic sequence and understanding the impact on human communities’ development;

c. Paleohidrology – restoring minor river systems, near human settlements and understanding the effects on human communities’ development;

d. Paleopedology – understanding paleopedological elements for each historical age and the impact on agricultural activities practiced by human communities;

e. Topography and archaeological cartography- generating topographical plans and georeferencing archaeological sites;

f. Geochemistry – using Raman spectrography to identify raw materials’ minerals in artifacts and pigments used in ceramics’ decoration, over time.