Abstracts must be submitted in English, and should have a length of between 200 and 400 words (max. 2500 characters including spaces).
They should contain: A brief description of the archaeological problem and the materials or objects under study, a description of the research goals, the techniques used and the results obtained so far, including a short interpretation. The above information is necessary in order to help convenors to understand the work involved and to select the papers for oral or poster presentations.
We welcome abstracts addressing the designated sessions especially those that illustrate successfully interdisciplinary collaborations and clear definition of archaeological and technical problems. In general, papers should deal with the development and/or application of scientific techniques and integrated methodologies (scientific, humanistic, ethnographic) for extracting information related to human activities of the past, including the biological nature of man and the environment in which he lived.
Papers that deal with weathering and deterioration of archaeological objects or monuments will be welcome provided they are relevant to one of the main themes of the Symposium and provided they involve integrated studies combining Archaeometry, Archaeology and Conservation Science leading to a better preservation and management of the cultural heritage.
Please note that papers that deal solely with conservation techniques or the development of materials for conservation are outside the scope of this conference and normally will not be accepted.
The selection by the convenors of a paper for oral or poster presentation is not based only on the quality of scientific work but rather on how extensive and complete is a certain work and how wide is the specialization of the audience to whom it may be appealing.
Preference for oral presentation will be given to papers that involve:
1) Intergraded and multi-disciplinary approaches involving archaeologists;
2) Description of a well-defined archaeological or environmental problem and its solution or attempt to solve it;
3) Results concerning large geographic areas or periods in antiquity;
4) Presentation of new, well defined and well documented advances to methodologies.
Posters always generate more discussion, as there is more time for contact between authors and participants. Coffee breaks will be served in the poster sessions hall so participants will always be in contact with the posters. Poster should be on display for the all period of the Symposium. Two and a half hours will be allocated to each of the two poster sessions, during which no other event will take place in parallel.
Please note that there is absolutely no differentiation between poster and oral papers as regards the publication of the proceedings.
There will be special prizes for the best student posters.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT DECEMBER 16 IS THE DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION