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

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.

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.