Young Researchers in Archaeometry 2024

YRA2024 Key dates

March 15thAbstract submission opens
May 31th – Deadline for abstract submission
June 15thEXTENDED Deadline for abstract submission
July 1st – Announcement of abstracts decisions
July 1st – Registration opens
Aug. 1st – Preliminary program available
Sept. 15th – Registration closes
Oct. 1st – Meeting details and final program available
Oct. 14th–18th – YRA2024 in Nicosia
Oct. 31st – Certificates sent to participants

Call for Abstracts

Hosted at: Cyprus institute

We are happy to announce that the 7th Workshop Young Researchers in Archaeometry will be held at The Cyprus Institute, in Nicosia, Cyprus. The conference will be held in person from October 15th to 18th, 2024 and will welcome early career researchers (masters, PhD, post-docs up to six years after their PhD) in archaeological sciences and cultural heritage studies.

With this workshop, we aim to offer a relaxed atmosphere to encourage interdisciplinary exchange between early career researchers. We are pleased to invite you for oral and poster contributions in all fields of natural sciences about archaeological and anthropological topics. In particular, early career researchers in archaeology, art history, anthropology, biological anthropology, environmental archaeology, chemistry, conservation, cultural heritage, earth science, and material science are welcome to submit an abstract for an oral presentation or poster.

Send us your abstract (max. 250 words) until May 31st, 2024 via the submission form.

More information and a first programme with information about the social events will follow soon.

Travel awards

SAS Travel Award

The Society for Archaeological Sciences (SAS) sponsors a single travel award of USD 200 to support one student/ECR from low and middle income countries and/or with financial need.

The application for the SAS Travel award is integrated in the abstract submission form. Applications will be evaluated after abstract submission closed. The evaluation will be based on the applicant’s career status, location of affiliation, availability of alternative funding sources, and an motivation letter of 300 to 400 words. The SAS Travel Award can only be given to an applicant with an accepted abstract.

Travel awards of the Cyprus Institute

In addition to the travel grant provided by the Society for Archaeological Sciences, the Cyprus Institute offers two travel grants worth 200 Euro each to presenters at YRA2024. Applications will be evaluated after abstract submission closed. Evaluation criteria will be the same as for the SAS Travel Award.

Archaeological experiment: Food for the Gods

On the occasion of YRA2024, the archaeological experiment “Food for the Gods: Sacrifical Pyres in the Archaeological Record” will be carried out by a team from the Cyprus institute. The experiments aims to reproduce the archaeological remains of pyres. An altar will be build based on archaeological data, ancient iconography and contemporaneous written sources and different materials places as offerings. The pyre will be carefully lit, its temperature evolution recorded, and after being burned down completely carefully excavated.

How to get to the venue

Transportation from and to the airports

Kapnos Airport Shuttle operates direct bus shuttles between Larnaca International Airport and Nicosia and between Paphos International Airport and Nicosia. At the exit of the arrivals, you will see “Kapnos Airport Shuttle”. You can purchase tickets for the shuttle either there or online. The bus takes about half an hour from/to Larnaca airport and around 100 minutes from/to Paphos airport. The stop in Nicosia is located at Kyrenias, Nicosia 2112, Cyprus (show in GoogleMaps). You will find taxis on the spot to take you to your hotel.

Timetables (will be updated by October):

It is advised to be at the airport at least one and a half to two hours before departure of your flight.

Getting to the Cyprus institute and around in Nicosia

Solomou Square is the main bus station in the old city (show in GoogleMaps). Routes no. 3 and 4 are departing at Solomou square to the Cyprus Institute. Please check the homepage of the public transport ( for timetables and fares.

Taxi Service: You can contact PRIMO Taxi Mr. Fotis (phone: 00357 99419378) for any taxi service you may need.

The address of the Cyprus Institute is:

The Cyprus Institute
20 Konstantinou Kavafi Street 2121, Aglantzia
Tel: 00357 22208700 / 00357 22208629
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Touristic activities

Information an touristic activities in Nicosia can be found at This page also provides a list of museums you can visit and the Must Visit Landmarks of the Old Town