Young Researchers in Archaeometry 2023

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YRA 2023 Key dates

May 15th – Deadline for abstract submission
May 31thEXTENDED Deadline for abstract submission
June 15th – Announcement of abstracts decisions & Opening for registration
Aug. 15th – Preliminary program
Sept. 15th – Deadline for in-presence registration
Sept. 25th – Deadline for online registration
Sept. 26th – Meeting details and final program
Oct. 4th–6th – YRA 2023 Workshop in Tübingen


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Please register through this form. Registration is possible for everyone, also if you are not presenting.

Registration fee for in-presence participation: 30 €. Online participation is free.

You will receive the Zoom link and abstract booklet on September 26.


All times are given in Central European Time (UTC+2).

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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

Financial support by the GNAA

For the participation in presence at the workshop, members of the Gesellschaft für Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie ARCHAEOMETRIE e.V. (GNAA) as students (Bachelor, Master, Diploma, Doctorate) receive a subsidy of 30 € upon presentation of the corresponding confirmation of participation. This also applies if you currently become a member of the GNAA.

For this purpose, the confirmation of participation in the workshop must be submitted to the GNAA by e-mail with the bank account data and the GNAA membership number or an application for a corresponding GNAA membership.

How to get to Tübingen

Tübingen is a university city in south-western Germany, at the centre of the state Baden-Württemberg. It is located ca. 30 km south of Stuttgart, the state capital.

You can easily access Tübingen via direct train from Stuttgart central station (IRE6, MEX12, and MEX18), or via bus lines 828 and X82 from Stuttgart Airport (STR). You can find information about connections with trains and regional buses here. Several long distance bus lines operated by e.g. Flixbus stop at Tübingen. With a car you reach Tübingen best via the B27 and B28.

YRA 2023 will take place in Hohentübingen Castle, in Tübingen’s historical city centre. Please be aware that the castle is located on a small but steep hill. Access for persons with reduced mobility is possible but require arrangements in advance regarding e.g. parking. Please contact us if this should be the case. We are happy to make all necessary arrangements for you.

Code of conduct

All participants at YRA 2023 agree to conduct themselves in a professional and appropriate manner and to ensure that all can enjoy a harassment-free event. The workshop organisers are dedicated to providing an inclusive, respectful, safe, friendly, and welcoming hybrid meeting for all participants.

We do not tolerate disruptive or disrespectful behaviour, personal messages, images, or interactions by any participant, in any form, at any aspect of the program including business and social activities, regardless of mode of participation and location.

Photography, video, recording or screen-captures of session content or presentations in any format are prohibited unless this right is granted on the slides of the respective presentation. We encourage everyone to assist in creating a welcoming and safe environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the event organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender and/or expulsion from the event. If you are being harassed, if you notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact one of the organisers immediately.

We value your attendance and want YRA 2023 to be a safe place for everybody.