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STARLAB: Self-contained, mobile laboratory for archaeological analyses and investigations

The STAR-Lab project aims at creating a unique infrastructure consisting of a mobile Lab with facilities for digital data acquisition, geophysics, data processing and archaeometry, for research, documentation, conservation and preservation of cultural heritage. The facilities will be particularly useful for the archaeological field work, preventive archaeology and data collection and processing in remote areas, as well as work on immovable museum artefacts. The mobile Lab will consist of 4-wheel drive truck with a specially fitted cabin on the chassis, capable of hosting two researchers and their necessary equipment for performing the research and remotely communicate with the field units and the “home Laboratory”. It will be a self-sufficient unit and most of the analyses will be carried on directly on site, enabling a number of analyses presently not performed or performed only in special cases for logistic difficulties that it will completely solve. The Lab will be managed by a highly specialized research team with complementary skills, manned by two technicians for current operations and maintenance.

Contact person

Principal Investigator
Prof. Sorin Hermon
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Tel. +357 22 208654
Project Coordinator
Prof. Franco Niccolucci
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The Project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research Promotion Foundation.

Additional Info

  • Acronym: STARLAB
  • Center: STARC
  • Funding Source: Research Promotion Foundation, Cyprus
  • CyI Funding: €606.400
  • Starting Date: 01/11/10
  • End Date: 01/04/15
  • Coordinator: The Cyprus Institute
  • Partners:

    Archaeological Research Unit – University of Cyprus (CY), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique – Laboratoire du Centre de Recherche et de restauration des Musées de France (FR), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – Instituto di Scienze e Tecnologie Molecolari (IT), Foundation for Research & Technology – Institute for Mediterranean Studies (EL)

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