2nd International Congress on Archaeological Sciences in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East

The Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Center (STARC; https://www.cyi.ac.cy/index.php/starc/about-the-center/center-overview.html) of the Cyprus Institute (http://www.cyi.ac.cy/) is pleased to announce the dates for the 2nd International Congress on Archaeological Sciences in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East (ICAS-EMME 2): 12-14 November 2019.

This international congress aims to highlight recent advances in natural, material and computational science applications to archaeology and cultural heritage in the broad region of the Eastern Mediterranean including the Balkans and the Middle East, and to provide an international academic forum for dissemination of results of current research in these fields across the region. The congress is addressed to the international scientific community of archaeologists, archaeological & heritage scientists, and researchers applying natural, material and computational science methods to archaeology and cultural heritage in the wider Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East.

Congress remit: Papers (podium or poster presentations) on all aspects of research on natural, material and computational science applications to archaeology and cultural heritage in the wider Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East are welcome. Problem oriented, comparative studies, as well as papers addressing advances, problems and potential on regional and local scales are welcome. The geographical scope of the workshop is inclusive, encompassing the Balkans, Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea region, the Middle East including Egypt and Libya, and Southwest Asia including Iran and the Gulf. The chronological scope ranges from the earliest prehistory to medieval and historical periods.

Sessions within the congress will include the following: Archaeological Materials; Art Characterisation; Computation in Archaeology; Crops, Food Choices and Landscapes in the Bronze Age; Data Management, Open Data and Data Mining; Human Osteoarchaeology; and Open Sessions. A special session on the SESAME Synchrotron (http://www.sesame.org.jo/sesame_2018/) and related research potential for archaeology and cultural heritage will also be organised.

Our intention for each session is to have a few but high-profile oral presentations, with typical case studies presented at posters. We hope to publish a selection of papers (both oral and posters) in a topic journal, as a special section / special issue.

For more details, please see: https://icasemme2.cyi.ac.cy/

The deadline for abstract submission is the 31st of May 2019.