Tibor-Tamás Daróczi - New Postdoc at the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies

Tibor-Tamás is currently engaged in the research project "JOINTIME".

17.08.2018 | Jon Bendixen

Project
JOINTIME
Connecting Bronze Age Europe: High-precision Radiocarbon Dating 1700-1500 BCE

Through synergies between archaeology and physics, JOINTIME proposes to provide the first reliable radiocarbon-driven grid synchronising critical parts of Europe, from Scandinavia over the Carpathian Basin to the Aegean, between 1700 and 1500 BCE. Building on mathematically advanced software pioneered by AU Astronomy & Physics (AMS unit), this timegeography will be used as a springboard to pursue answers to the main project question: when and where the Bronze Age was first consolidated as a geographical and culturally interweaving process. This will further prompt comparisons with prevalent macro-models and involves testing an alternative frame recently proposed by AU Dept of Archaeology: here the Bronze Age is conceptualised as an interconnecting web-like process, which unfolded decisively c. 1700-1500 BCE when large tracts of Afro-Eurasia became knit by bronze and by many other transactions. Jointime aims to pinpoint the mode, direction and intensity of sociocultural interactions in the decisive period of Bronze Age consolidation.

Bio
I was born and raised in Sighetu Marmatiei, Romania in a multilingual, Hungarian, Romanian and German, family. I attended the universities of Cluj-Napoca and Alba Iulia for my BA and MA in archaeology, but also have a PhD title as a result of a cotutelle-de-thèse between the universities of Sibiu and Heidelberg. Love archaeological fieldwork, have participated in more than 30 in Romania, Germany, Greece (Crete) and Qatar. I specialise in landscape and social archaeology, but I consider pottery my strong suit. I focus in my research on the Carpathian Basin, especially the eastern part, from the Neolithic to the Bronze Age and Minoan Crete too. As a result of my studies and archaeological experience I am passionate about my field and love working in a team. On a more personal note, I am training and volunteering with my 2 year old giant schnauzer, Luke, for search and rescue and we are also participating in national and international conformation exhibitions.

Arkæologi