The Scientific Archaeology Unit, Weizmann Institute of Science
The Weizmann Institute has an active program in archaeology that integrates tools and methods from biology and chemistry into the study of archaeology, toward a better understanding of history and the development of human societies.
The Kimmel Center for Archaeological Science
The aim of this Center is to solve important archaeological problems by extracting as much information as possible from the entire archaeological record: the macroscopic record as seen by the naked eye, and the microscopic record as revealed with instrumentation. Much emphasis is placed on working on-site in the excavation and then following this up with work in the laboratory. Students of the Kimmel Center for Archaeological Science are trained both in archaeology and in the natural sciences, and for this purpose there is a special PhD program at the Weizmann Institute.
Filipe Natalio Lab
Laboratory research focuses on the exploitation of biolithic signatures from flint-based stone tools in prehistoric archaeology as proxies for determining flint tool’s provenience using single-cell approach and omics toolboxes. We are interested in the development and application of artificial intelligence (AI)-based algorithms capable of mining the “known unknowns” patterns hidden in large archaeological datasets. We also explore new and alternative biologically-based fabrication methods that combine molecular design with plant sciences towards material farming.
The Dangoor Research Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Laboratory promotes research projects that time cultural, environmental and material changes in human history, using state-of-the-art technology