2014 bsmaThe 3rd International Conference Biomedical Sciences and Methods in Archaeology will be organised by the Department of the History of Medicine (University of Crete), the Laboratory Paul Broca – Laboratoire d'Anthropologie Biologique (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes) and PACEA (CNRS, University of Bordeaux) , on 6-9 November 2014 at Bordeaux, France.

This International and Interdisciplinary Conference, that is the third to be organized, after Herakleion and Ephesus Conferences, aims to highlight numerous new trends in bioarchaeology research that are made possible by the rapid development of current biomedical science and technology. These innovative approaches will shed new light on the mystery of human skeletal remains within their archaeological and historical contexts. Interesting debates on the use of bioarchaeological data as primary sources for the reconstruction of the past human populations lifestyles, including their health status, and on their contribution to the history of health and disease, are expected during this conference. Researchers and scholars in the fields of medicine, history of medicine, bioarchaeology, medical and molecular genetics, medical imaging, paleopathology, physical anthropology, archaeology, and related disciplines are invited to participate.

Conference Topics:

  • Bioarchaeological studies
  • History of Medicine
  • Biomolecular methods in archaeology
  • Biochemical and physical methods in archaeology
  • Methods in mummies study
  • Paleoradiology and medical imaging
  • Paleohistology
  • Paleopathology
  • Paleoepidemiology
  • Reconstruction of dietary patterns
  • Paleoanthropology

Contact BMSA2014@u-bordeaux.fr