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Session “Materials sciences and Archaeometry for Cultural Heritage” at EMC2020

We would like to bring to your attention the particular session at the 3rd European Mineralogical Conference (EMC2020)
The EMC2020 is going to be held online from 29 August to 2 September 2021.
The information about respective session can be found here:

Archaeometry and cultural heritage studies broaden our knowledge base concerning natural and processed
geomaterials used in the past and the products resulting from their alteration. Traditional methods and modern
spectroscopic techniques required to investigate cultural heritage for the reconstruction of ancient technological
processes, tracing of the material sources, understanding of weathering processes, are mandatory in order to
evaluate the effects of human action and natural processes on materials. Aim of this session is to promote and
stimulate discussions among geologists, mineralogists and other scientists from different backgrounds involved in
cultural heritage studies. All these researchers are invited to present their results (oral and poster presentations)
covering different aspects of archaeometry or conservation issues related to geomaterials.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Giovanni Cavallo, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), Dept.
Environment Constructions Design (DACD), Institute of Materials and Constructions (IMC) with the title “Fire as a
tool” – The early stage of pyrotechnology in artificial hematite production.

Session is organized by:
Christoph Berthold (christoph.berthold@uni-tuebingen.de)
Piergiulio Cappelletti (piergiulio.cappelletti@unina.it)
Susanne Greiff (greiff@rgzm.de)

Registration and Abstract Submission Open – April 1st, 2021 (https://emc2020.ptmin.eu/abstracts/)
Deadline for Abstract Submission and Early Registration – May 31st, 2021
Deadline for Late Registration – July 30th, 2021