Laboratory for Traceology and Controlled Experiments (TraCEr)

TraCEr (Laboratory for Traceology and Controlled Experiments) focuses on elements of human behavioural evolution by analysing use-wear traces on artefacts from archaeological and experimental contexts. 3D imaging technologies, the characterisation of material properties and the results of controlled experiments replicating such traces will all be used to quantify use-wear evidence. Comparative data bases partly serve to enhance the reproducibility of the obtained results, so that TraCEr ultimately consolidates traceology as a sub-discipline within archaeology.

We would be happy to work with you and to host you and your project: collaborations, projects, research fellows and students are welcome! Feel free to contact us to discuss the details.


Contact: Dr. João Marreiros (Research Group Leader, Traceology Laboratory) | Tel. +49 (0) 2631-9772-271 | tracer-monrepos@rgzm.de