The Balkan Symposium on Archaeometry is a biennial meeting, the first being held in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia in 2008, the second – in Istanbul, Turkey in 2010 and the third – in Bucharest, Romania in 2012.

The Fourth Balkan Symposium on Archaeometry will be held from 27th to 30th September, 2014 in Nessebar, Bulgaria. Organizers of the symposium are the Institute of Solid State Physics and the National Institute of Archaeology with Museum of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Co-organizers are Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and Museum “Ancient Nessebar”.

The Symposium will be focused on main aspects of archaeometry, the application of modern experimental methods and techniques used in dating, investigation and identification of ancient artifacts, as well as related fields of archaeology and art history.

The Symposium program will include invited lectures, oral and poster presentations on the following topics:

  • Analytical methods for cultural heritage monuments diagnostics;
  • Dating;
  • Geoarchaeology;
  • Archaeometallurgy;
  • Bioarhaeology;
  • Field research – remote sensing and non-destructive methods;
  • Theoretical and experimental archeology;
  • Preservation of cultural heritage – conservation and restoration;

 Further information ...