focus of research in the laboratory of surface metrology and tribology is
the analysis of use-wear patterns on a wide range of archaeological
materials, including but not limitied to materials as dental enamel,
bone, lithics and ceramics.
current research projects include the reconstruction of
paleoenvironments during the evolution of the Genus Homo in Africa and western
Asia, the extinction of the Neanderthals in the Southern Levant and the
emergence of modern humans.