Previous editions

2023, Tübingen/hybrid

Organisers: Sinem Hacıosmanoğlu, Baptiste Solard, Thomas Rose
Location: University of Tübingen


20:00 Icebreaker
Ratskeller (Haaggasse 4, 72070 Tübingen)
08:30 – 09:00 Welcoming and registration
09:00 – 09:15 Opening
09:15 – 09:50 Keynote: Susanne Greiff
09:50 – 10:10 Coffee break
Session 1: Ceramics I and Architecture
10:10 – 10:30 Tracing the cultural and trade relations of the Spanish Empire and the Lesser Caribbean Antilles in the 16th and 17th centuries through ceramic analysis
Sonia Pujals Blanch, Jaume Buxeda i Garrigós, Roberta Mentesana
10:30 – 10:50 “Between the pots” – Archaeometric approach to a set of Iron Age kiln’s spacers
Elena Paralovo, Nikolaos Zacharias
10:50 – 11:10 Sacaojos (León, Spain): Archaeometric studies on earthen construction remains at the beginning of early Iron Age
Alejandra Sánchez Polo
11:10 – 11:30 Testing chitosan nano composite as eco-friendly hydrophobic coatings for lime and sandstone
Mahmoud Shehab Eldin Mohamed Ibrahim
11:30 – 11:50 Coffee break
Session 2: Stone and Binders – Glass and Gemstones
11:50 – 12:10 New method for characterization and radiocarbon dating of lime mortar
Nicolas Herreyre
12:10 – 12:30 Mineral thermometry of carbonates in medieval mortar binders: Burned or not burned?
Moritz Takeru Zöllner, Thomas Schmid, Petra Dariz
12:30 – 12:50 Between Sri Lanka and Bohemia – Garnet as a common inlaying material in the 5th-6th centuries AD polychrome fine metalwork from the Carpathian Basin
Viktória Mozgai, Eszter Horváth, Bernadett Bajnóczi
12:50 – 13:10 Chemical characterization of ancient glassy materials from southeast Hungary
Zsófia Sz. Osváth, Bernadett Bajnóczi, Máté Szabó
13:10 – 14:30 Lunch break
Session 3: Organic materials and Geoarchaeology
14:30 – 14:50 Fashion for the dead. Assessment of beads variability within a Chalcolithic grave from the Sultana-Malu Roșu necropolis (Romania), by means of archaeometric analysis
Daniel Stoicescu, Sebastian Dumitrescu, Valentin Radu, Monica Mărgărit, Viorel Atudorei, Bogdan Manea, Cătălin Lazăr
14:50 – 15:10 Hidden traces in brown layers. Analysis of early medieval waterlogged textiles and other organic remains
Tracy Niepold
15:10 – 15:30 14C geochronology applied to gut strings of modern musical instruments
Marie-Gabrielle Durier
Unveiling human behavior through magnetism: Applications in archaeology at meso- and micro-scale deposits
Ada Dinckal
15:30 – 15:50 Coffee break
Session 4: Palaeoenvironment and Archaeobotany
15:50 – 16:10 Using fauna identified by ZooMS and stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes to infer the palaeoenvironment at Grassridge Rockshelter, Eastern Cape, South Africa during the late Pleistocene to mid-Holocene
Bacara Ashleigh Spruit, Jerome Reynard, Benjamin Collins, Christopher Ames, Michael Buckley
16:10 – 16:30 Herbivores don’t lie: Stable isotope analysis on Magdalenian herbivore fauna from Gnirshöhle cave site
Theoni Panagiotopoulou
16:30 – 16:50 Exploring human-woodland interactions in Classical, Hellenistic and early Roman Greece: Insights from wood charcoal analysis in ancient Corinth
Panagiotis Koullouros
16:50 – 17:10 Beyond the domestic: Ritual practices and plant assemblages in the Nothern Peloponnese during the 1st millennium BCE
Kyriaki Tsirtsi, Panagiotis Koullouros, Georgia Kasapidou, Evi Margaritis
Session 5: Diet and Mobility
09:00 – 09:20 Tracing animal herding patterns of central Anatolian Neolithic populations with carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis
Gökçe Öztürk
09:20 – 09:40 Variability in feeding practices during the Neolithic in the western Iberian Peninsula: An isotopic approach
Sopio Paatashvili, Vanessa Navarrete
09:40 – 10:00 The Bronze Age communities from southern Spain: Cape Trafalgar
Pablo González Fernández, Marta Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, Alexandros-Foitos Karakostis, Eduardo Vijande Vila, Juan Jesús Cantillo Duarte, Adolfo Moreno Márquez
10:00 – 10:20 Multiproxy isotopic analysis of diet and mobility from western Mediterranean: The Biniadrís Cave (Menorca)
Mauricio Marciales Daza, Marta Díaz-Zorita Bonilla, Eva Alarcón García, Auxilio Moreno Onorato, Monice Timm, Jörg Baten, Javier Escudero, Damiá Ramis, Dereck Hamilton
10:20 – 10:40 Coffee break
Session 6: Metals I
10:40 – 11:00 Angkorian copper hammering: An experimental approach
César Delomosne, David Bourgarit, Manon Gosselin, Clotilde Berdin, Thierry Baudin
11:00 – 11:20 Resilience and innovation in craft knowledge during horizons of exceptional societal change in the Bronze Age Carpathian Basin
Lauren E. F. Brown
11:20 – 11:40 Archaeometry study and restoration of a roman bronze vessel
Violeta Karailieva
11:40 – 12:00 Following the identification of traces of Iron Age belts, towards metallurgical analysis
Rita Solazzo, François Giligny
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch break
Session 7: Pigments and Painting
13:30 – 13:50 Advancements in analyzing pigment materials in Indonesian rock art: Scientific approaches and their impact
Moh. Mu’alliful Ilmi, Ismunandar, Pindi Setiawan, Sofwan Noerwidi
13:50 – 14:10 Archaeometric study of the Roman wall paintings of Limonum (Poitiers, France)
Adriana Iuliano, Francesca Galluzzi, Isabelle Pianet, Mathilde Carrive
14:10 – 14:30 Terahertz continuous wave spectroscopy (THz-CW) for the characterization of pure pigments and binary mixtures: An innovative approach
Candida Moffa
14:30 – 14:50 To color technology and beyond: First archaeometric analysis of pigments from SW Chubut, Argentine Patagonia
Lucía Alejandra Gutiérrez, María Ana Castro, Analía Castro Esnal
14:50 – 15:10 Coffee break
Poster Session 1: Metals
15:10 – 15:15 Elemental and mineralogical study of copper slags from early Bronze Age I at Arslantepe, eastern Anatolia, Turkey
Sabikun Naher
15:15 – 15:20 An archaeometric pilot study on indigenous conservation techniques of Indian bronze images
Sadhish Sharma
15:20 – 15:25 How much metal is produced? An interdisciplinary approach combining LiDAR, field archaeology and portable X-ray fluorescence analysis to reconstruct production volumes
Margaux Herbrich, Marion Berranger
15:25 – 15:30 Application of Ag, Cu and Pb isotopes in determining the origin of the ore for metals from Castillo de Huarmey (Peru)
Maciej Kałaska, Ryan Mathur, George Kamenov, Julia Chyla, Patrycja Prządka-Giersz, Miłosz Giersz
15:30 – 15:35 The origin of lead artifacts from Novae – Applications of Pb isotopes in research on the provenance of artifacts from N Bulgaria
Paula Sierpień, Maciej Kałaska, Janusz Recław, George Kamenov
15:35 – 16:00 Discussion
Poster Session 2: Ceramics and Binders
16:00 – 16:05 Archaeometric analysis to identify the provenance of pinkish-redware of Pattanam site (Kerala, India)
Uthara Babu, Sarath Chandrababu
The archaeology of production in Taranto: New research perspectives
Serena D’Alfonso
16:05 – 16:10 Neolithic under the microscope: Early pottery of inland Iberia
Estíbaliz Espada-Martín
16:10 – 16:15 Ceramic analysis of a Bronze Age burial ground at Maklár-Koszpérium (NE Hungary): Raw material and firing technique
Ákos Mengyán
16:15 – 16:20 Lime on the Cantabrian façade: Complex pyrotechnological processes in recent Prehistory
Lucía Ruano Posada
16:20 – 16:40 Discussion
20:00 Dinner
Gasthausbrauerei Neckarmüller (Gartenstraße 4, 72074 Tübingen)
Poster Session 3: Geoarchaeology and Zooarchaeology
09:00 – 09:05 Geoarcheology of erosive crises and sedimentary clogging in the Lower Seine Valley: The case of small tributary valleys and the variability of anthropic forcing since the Neolithic
Léa Mairaville, Damase Mouralis, Dominique Todisco, Stoil Chapkanski
09:05 – 09:10 A high-resolution approach to the site formation processes of Tinshemet Cave, Israel
Pedro García Villa, Cristiano Nicosia, Yossi Zaidner, Ruth Shahack-Gross
09:10 – 09:15 Microfossils as environmental proxies: A case study of Math Pimpri, Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra, India
Arva Nizami
09:15 – 09:20 Fossil fauna of Gopnath, Gujarat, India: A taphonomic study
Adrija Chaudhuri, August G. Costa, K. Krishnan, P. Ajithprasad, Sharada Channarayapatna
09:20 – 09:25 Comparative crystallographic study and thin section analysis of faunal fossils of central Narmada Valley
Sakina Halvadwala, Prateek Chakraborty
09:25 – 09:45 Discussion
Session 8: Metals II
09:45 – 10:05 Preliminary research on Angkorian copper smelting processes: Typological and analytical study of copper slags from the Chhaep mining and metallurgical complex, Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia
Sébastien Clouet, David Bourgarit, Brice Vincent
10:05 – 10:25 Nordic blades and northern trades? Exploring the metal sources of the early Nordic Bronze Age through a multi-proxy approach
Bart Cornelis, Andreas Wittke, Daniel Berger
10:25 – 10:45 When elemental analysis and GIS meet in medieval buildings: A contribution to the study of the cathedral Saint-Pierre of Beauvais (Oise, France)
Léa Chanal, Guillaume Sarah, Maxime L’Héritier, Diane Daussy, Aurélia Azéma
10:45 – 11:05 Fighting the data kraken: GlobaLID as example for a modern approach to research data management and curation in archaeometry
Thomas Rose, Sabine Klein, Katrin J. Westner, Yiu-Kang Hsu
11:05 – 11:30 Coffee break
Session 9: Ceramics II
11:30 – 11:50 Neolithic pottery production in the Adige Valley: The case studies from Riparo Gaban and La Vela (north-eastern Italy)
Giulia Deimichei, Silvia Amicone, Annaluisa Pedrotti
11:50 – 12:10 Technological analysis of ceramic fabrication in early and middle Copper Age eastern Hungary: A case study from Rákóczifalva microregion
Eszter Solnay, Zita Hrabák, Anthony Borel
12:10 – 12:30 Pottery traditions and raw materials used for the ancient production of ceramics in Istria, Croatia
Natali Neral, Andreja Kudelić
12:30 – 12:50 From macro to micro: Advanced and experimental methods for the analysis of finishing techniques and post-firing treatments on ancient ceramics
Eirini Koutouvaki, Massimo Vidale, Silvia Amicone, Eleni Aloupi, Lara Maritan
12:50 – 14:20 Lunch break
Session 10: Organic Residues
14:20 – 14:40 Towards a multi-analytical methodology based on molecular spectroscopic techniques for the detection and characterization of organic residues in archaeological findings
Maria Eleni Konstantinou, Evangelia Ralli, Ioanna Misyri, Maria Roumpou, Aggelos Philippidis, Sophia Sotiropoulou, Apostolos Spyros, Demetrios Anglos
14:40 – 15:00 Feasting at the Ness of Brodgar? Tracing subsistence patterns during the late Neolithic, Britain using organic residue analysis
Julia Becher, Martine Regert, Mark Edmonds, Nick Card, Alexandre Lucquin, Ann MacSween, Anne Mitchell, Helen Talbot, Oliver E. Craig
15:00 – 15:20 A multi-analytical approach for lithic residue analysis from the Chalcolithic site of Torre Della Chiesaccia, Italy
Leanne Thothiyil, Cristina Lemorini
15:20 – 15:40 Minoan cooking vessels: An interdisciplinary approach on their function and use
Evgenia Tsafou
15:40 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:00 Round table
How to produce high quality data and to deal with the high amount of data produced in archaeometric research?
17:00 – 17:15 Closing

Group photo

Group picture of the in-person participants of YRA 2023.

The in-person participants of YRA 2023.

2022, online

Organisers: Vasiliki Anevlavi, Thorsten Jakobitsch, Magdalena Srienc-Sciesiek, Emmanouil Anevlavis, Thomas Rose
Location: Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften – Österreichisches Archäologisches Institut (Austria/online)

Originally presented at the 2022 edition’s webpage, the programme is listed here for the sake of completeness.

Download abstract book (from the 2022 edition’s webpage)


09:00 – 09:15 Opening
09:15 – 09:50 Keynote
Technological and archaeometric study of ancient ceramics
Pamela Fragnoli
09:50 – 10:00 Coffee break
Session 1: Pottery 1
10:00 – 10:20 Production and Trade of 4th–3rd c. BC Cooking Ware. A Case Study from the Palatine Hill, Rome
Barbara Borgers, Antonio Ferrandes, Matilde Fortunato, A. Vivona
10:20 – 10:40 Pottery as a witness of commercialization: The case of 9th-century ‘Great Moravia’
Karel Slavíček, Michal Hlavica
10:40 – 11:00 The preliminary study of the early bronze age pottery from a stronghold in Ratzersdorf, Lower Austria.The first petrographic observations and pXRF measurements
Wioletta Tenczar
11:00 – 11:20 Thick-section in reconstruction of pottery forming techniques
Bogusław Franczyk
11:20 – 11:40 Playing with dirt: clayey raw materials and ancient pottery analysis from three case studies in Northern Peloponnese, South Epirus and West Crete, Greece
Vayia Xanthopoulou, Eleni Nodarou, Ioannis Iliopoulos, Marillia Antonopoulou
11:40 – 12:00 Coffee break
Session 2: Archaeobotany and Environmental Archaeology
12:00 – 12:20 Land-use evolution and change in five settlements of Northeastern Messenia, Greece: an interdisciplinary approach from prehistory to modern times with the contribution of new technologies
Eleni Vallianatou
12:20 – 12:40 New methods to explore past agriculture: Modern Experimental Cultivations and 3D Geometric Morphometrics
Alexandra Eleftheria Theodora Kriti, Alexandra Livarda, Ioannis Mylonas, Elissavet Ninou, Hector Orengo
12:40 – 13:00 What can bryophytes reveal? A case study of the Neolithic pile dwelling site Mooswinkel (Austria)
Thorsten Jakobitsch
13:00 – 13:20 Agricultural practices and dietary patterns in the late Classical-early Hellenistic Period: the evidence from archaeobotanical remains
Kyriaki Tsirtsi, Evi Margaritis
13:20 – 14:20 Lunch break
Session 3: Stones and mortars
14:20 – 14:40 Databases of archaeological materials: A case study of ancient marble at the Austrian Archaeological Institute
Emmanouil Anevlavis
14:40 – 15:00 White marble provenance studies in restoration, the case study of the Domitian temple in Ephesos
Vasiliki Anevlavi, Sabine Ladstätter, Walter Prochaska
15:00 – 15:20 Micropetrographic analysis of limestone for provenance studies in the Istrian Antiquity, Croatia
Katarina Šprem
15:20 – 15:40 Ceramic and plaster technologies and traditions at Neolithic Makri, Thrace, Greece
Archontoula Barouda
15:40 – 16:00 The coastal fortification of Samos. A mortar case study
Georgia Delli
Session 4: Methods and Experimental Archaeology
09:00: – 09:20 Determination of loss-on-ignition (loi) in x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy to analyse archaeological ceramic materials
Anna Tsoupra, Joao Fontiela, Jose Mirao
09:20 – 09:40 THz-FDS identification of potentially damaging VOCs in the cultural heritage field
Candida Moffa
09:40 – 10:00 Fire and Sand: An archaeometric analysis of the Roman architectonic glass found during the excavation of Lamia’s Gardens
Martha Parasoglou, Laura Medeghini, Pedro Barrulas, Michela Botticelli
10:00 – 10:20 Understanding past technology through an experimental approach: Case study of pottery techniques, bone tool making and iron smelting process
Udaya Kumar
10:20 – 10:40 An archaeo-technological experimental approach to ancient copper smelting
Diya Mukherjee
10:40 – 11:00 Coffee break
Session 5: Bioarchaeology
11:00 – 11:20 Old problems, new approaches and bigger challenges: a transdisciplinarityapproach in the human skeletal analysis on Late Prehistory sites in Southwestern Iberia
Maria João Neves
11:20 – 11:40 Human Diet Pattern on Macro Observations on the Occlusal of Paleometalic Human Isolation Tooth in Leang Codong, Soppeng Regency, South Sulawesi, Indonesia
Muh Hafdal
11:40 – 12:00 Early medieval health, diet, and mobility in the eastern Alpine region in Austria and interdisciplinary applications
Magdalena Srienc-Ściesiek
12:00 – 12:20 Show me the value of dirt! Some thoughts on the analyses of visible organic amorphous remains
Ana Fundurulic
12:20 – 13:20 Lunch break
Session 6: Metals
13:20 – 13:40 Regional and Local Alloying Habits in the Bronze Age Western and Central Balkans
Nicole Mittermair
13:40 – 14:00 Early efforts for ironmaking in Central Anatolia: analysis of iron artefacts from the Bronze Age in Kaman-Kalehöyük
Nurcan Kucukarslan, Tsutomu Ota, Katsura Kobayashi, Eizo Nakamura, Sachihiro Omura
14:00 – 14:20 From OXALID to GlobaLID: Towards a community-standard for lead isotope data in archaeology
Thomas Rose, Sabine Klein, Katrin J. Westner, Yiu-Kang Hsu
14:20 – 14:40 Iron Technology in Medieval Kerala: Scientific Analysis of Iron Artifacts from Triprangode
Mo Rizwan Ahmad Qureshi, Alok Kumar Kanungo, Amit Arora, Krishnaraj K.
14:40 – 15:00 Identification and characterization of gilding in 16th and 17th c. paintings
Ariane Pinto
15:00 – 15:20 Coffee break
Session 7: Pottery 2
15:20 – 15:40 Unveiling the Pottery Manufacturing from the Middle Euphrates Site of Zeytinli Bahçe Höyük, during the Late Chalcolithic
Rosa Crocco
15:40 – 16:00 Late Roman lamp production in Ptolemais
Maria Jaworska, Małgorzata Daszkiewicz
16:00 – 16:20 New Insights into the Provenance and Technology -Applying Ceramic Petrography Analysis to Ancient Pottery Studies
Marcio Teixeira-Bastos
16:20 – 16:40 Back to Black: A Mineralogical and Chemical Characterisation of Atticising 4th Century BCE Black Gloss
Baptiste Solard, Silvia Amicone, Eleni Aloupi-Siotis, Beatrice Boese, Lars Heinze, Claudia Lambrugo, Christoph Berthold
16:40 – 17:00 Conclusions

Previous editions

The first editions did not had a dedicated webpage or the webpage did not include the programme and/or abstract book The list below provides a record on what is still available on the internet.

  • 2021 edition (Évora/hybrid): Webpage (without programme)
    Organisers: Cécile Fossé, Louise Chassouant, Roshan Paladugu, Sergio Lins, Thomas Rose
    Location: Universidade de Évora (Portugal)
  • 2019 edition (Nanterre): Call for Papers on ResearchGate
    Organisers: Manon Gosselin, Mélissa Cadet, Thomas Rose
    Location: Université Paris Nanterre – Maison Archéologie Ethnologie (France)
  • 2018 edition (Berlin): Event announcement with call for papers (in German)
    Organisers: Katharina Kuntz, Ralf Milke, Thomas Rose
    Location: Freie Universität Berlin (Germany)
  • 2017 edition (Frankfurt): Report (in German) with abstract book
    Organisers: Katrin J. Westner, Thomas Rose, Florian Ströbele, Marc Holly
    Location: Goethe Universität Frankfurt (Germany)