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Methodology and Archaeometry : The 3rd scientific conference

[Congrès, colloques, réunions]

2-4 décembre 2015

The scientific conference Methodology and Archaeometry is being organised by the Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences since 2013. The goal of the conference is to entice interdisciplinarity, critical thinking, new insights and approaches as well as new theoretical frameworks in contemporary archaeological science. Coverage of a wide spectrum of themes and scientific disciplines has resulted in papers and discussions that promote scientific issues in the fields of methodology, documentation and interpretation of archaeological data. The interdisciplinary character of the conference brings together archaeologists and researchers from other scientific disciplines with whom archaeologists collaborate closely ; and who – through their work, projects and ideas – promote new insights about interpretation of the human life in the past.

Section Methodology
1. How to gather and extract maximum data from the archaeological investigation ?
2. Which documentation technique is most efficient in interpretation and reconstrucion
of the past ?
3. Non-destructive methods
4. Methodology of field surveying
5. 3D documentation – possibilities of interpretation
6. Database in archaeology
7. Heritage protection

Section Archaeometry
1. Problems in the interpretation of the results of archaeometric analysis
2. What kind of methodology is necessary in archaeometric studies ?
3. What kind of archaeological questions we can investigate through petrographical
analysis ?
4. Case studies of different archaeological material analysis

Please send the summaries of your oral presentations by October 15th 2015 (maximum 300 words) together with Your information to the e-mail address so that we can finalize the conference programme. All summaries will be published in the abstract book and available at the web site of the conference.

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