The paleochronology building workshop, with methodology comparisons and discussion of different dating techniques (radiocarbon, tephra, etc.), statistical approaches, as well as hands-on use of specialized software such as Bacon, Bpeat, BChron, OxCal, etc., will be held in the beautiful colonial town of San Miguel de Allende in the center of Mexico.

It is planned as a residential workshop with in-house breakfast and lunch and free time after late afternoon. The proposed hotel is Cantesse: http://www.cantesse.com (changing name from Hotel Misión de los Ángeles).
San Miguel de Allende is located c. 350km North West of Mexico City: http://www.turismosanmiguel.com.mx

 

How to get there

The regional airport to use is Bajío/Leon, airport code BJX, and is about 90min drive from San Miguel. We will have support from CIMAT (Andres' workplace) to handle the web page, credit card payments etc. and possibly we will have some transport from/to BJX for the workshop participants. The airport has several daily flights from/to Mexico City, Dallas (American Airlines) and Houston (Continental). There are regular flights from/to Los Angeles and Oakland/San Francisco. It is also possible to fly in to Mexico City and take the 4 hours bus ride to San Miguel.

 

Cost

800.00 USD (early registration fee until 30 June 2010 was USD 600). This covers 5 hotel nights, 5 buffet breakfasts, 4 buffet lunches, coffee breaks and workshop room. We have obtained funding from PAGES and INQUA (under the tephra initiative INTREPID led by Prof. David Lowe, New Zealand) to cover for part of the costs. Participants are expected to arrive on Monday 16 August. The workshop will end on Saturday 21 August before lunch.
For more information, contact Andres Christen and/or Maarten Blaauw.