Note that if it reads “find dinner” or “find lunch” these activities are not included in your workshop fees.  
Otherwise indicated meals and activities (eg. coffee breaks) are included and participants do not need to pay anything.

In particular, the trip to 3 cenotes on Wednesday and the workshop dinner on Thursday are included for everybody; if you are
unable to participate either of these two activities please let Norma know ( so we can plan ahead.

Sunday 7 January Participants arrive. Frequent bus connections from Merida.  
Monday 8 Intros  
07:00 Breakfast  
09:00 Welcome, workshop plan Andrés, Maarten
09:30 Introductions of participants All
10:00 Introduction to the region – palaeoecology+archaeology  
11:00 Coffee break  
11:30 Introduction to radiocarbon dating  
13:00 Lunch  
14:00 Writing collaborative applications I: speed-dating Maarten
15:00 Introduction to Bayesian statistics in chronology building Andrés
16:00 Coffe  
16:30 Hands-on I: intro to Clam and Bacon  
18:00 Free time, find dinner  
20:00 Informal talks: the role of palaeo in global challenge research.  
Tuesday 9 Dating  
07:00 Breakfast  
09:00 Introduction to 210Pb dating  
10:00 New 210Pb models Marco
11:00 Coffee break  
11:30 Hands-on II: 210Pb dating (xls, Plum)  
12:30 Extended lunch break (find lunch, a swim at the bay suggested)  
16:30 Writing collaborative applications II: brainstorming in teams (with coffee!) Intro by Simon on successful teams)
18:00 Hands-on III: work on your own data  
19:00 Informal talks: the role of palaeo in global challenge research  
20:00 Dinner.  
Wednesday 10  Sampling  
07:00 Breakfast  
08:00 Lake cores and sampling  Amy
09:00 Databases Simon
10:00 Coffee break  
10:30 TBA  
11:30 Visit to three Cenotes Miguel Colorado:
Bus leaves from the Hotel at 11:30, Box Lunch en route.  Dinner in Champotón and expect to return around 21:00
Thursday 11 Sites  
07:00 Breakfast  
09:00 Case studies of palaeo-research in Latin America (short talks by ECRs) Short talks by ECRs
11:00 Coffee break  
11:30 Simulations of dating strategies incl. Hands-on Maarten
13:00 Lunch  
14:00 Simulations of dating strategies Maarten/Andrés
15:00 Writing collaborative applications III: potential funders and first drafts  
16:00 Hands-on IV: work on your own data (with coffee!)  
20:00 Workshop dinner.  
Friday 12 What’s next?  
07:00 Breakfast  
09:00 Future directions  
10:00 Hands-on V: work on your own data  
11:00 Coffee break  
11:30 Hands-on VI: work on your own data  
13:00 Lunch  
14:00 Writing collaborative applications IV: plans  
15:00 Wrapping up  
15:30  Workshop ends  
Saturday 13  Participants leave  
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast