Training In Frontier Archaeology – TIFA

TIFAs were imagined because the interdisciplinary nature of archaeology creates, more than in other disciplines, a permanent need to acquire new skills and knowledge at all career stages. During these training events, the addressed topics can be theoretical or highly practical, for example, excavation techniques, sample analyses and data analyses, or even as a roundtable to disseminate knowledge on a particular subject. At some events, you can bring your own data or samples to work on to create working examples during the training event.

The training events are open to the prehistoric archaeology and paleoanthropology community at all career stages. The trainer(s) can be internal or external to ICArEHB, can be archaeologists or other scholars teaming up with archaeologists. ICArEHB will deliver certificates of participation.

Scheduled trainings

DateTitle of the training (click on title for more information and registration)Max. participantsNb hoursStatus
05/06/2021GIS in Archaeology106Full
06-09/04/202204-07/05/2022Statistics for archaeologists20 (per Session)13 (each course)Full
17/05/2022 to 19/05/2022Genetics for archeologists: paleogenetic, phylogenetic, population genetic and domestication1516Full
20/02/2023 to
Dating in Archaeology: Introduction to geochronology and Bayesian age modelling1522Full
26/04/2023 to
Advanced Methods in Zooarchaeology2020Full
12/12/2023 to 15/12/2023Systematic synthesis for prehistoric data and literature2024Full
05/03/2024 to 07/03/2024Machine Learning in Archaeology: An introduction to concepts and practical applications2424Full

If you are interested in one of the scheduled training and want more information or to register, please click on “Register here”.

Suggest the organization of a training.

Members of ICArEHB are invited to suggest the organization of training by filling this form and sending it to The proposal will be evaluated by the board of direction.

For more general inquiries, please contact Godefroy Devevey at

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