The International Symposium on Archaeometry (ISA) in May 2014 will be a valuable opportunity to apply and demonstrate the latest research and findings of archaeometric research on a broad range of topics across time and space. The symposium will draw on examples and best practices from interdisciplinary research at the interface between the natural sciences, engineering and archaeology to reconstruct and understand human behavior through the study of material culture.

Taking place in Los Angeles, the ISA will bring together internationally renowned archaeological scientists and archaeologists with museum professionals, conservation scientists, policy-makers, representatives from non-governmental organizations and industry, natural scientists, engineers and other interested groups to discuss new findings and innovations in technology and scientific research, and address current and global challenges in archaeology and cultural property ranging from the looting and illicit trafficking of antiquities to the archaeology of transitional periods.

Important Dates to Remember

Deadline for abstracts: December 16, 2013

Early bird registration ends: February 18, 2014

Regular registration ends: May 15, 2014

Conference dates: May 19-23, 2014

Scientific Program

The symposium is being organized around the classic ISA session themes with the addition of two special sessions. These include:

Archaeo-Chronometry (including Radiocarbon and Historical Chronologies)

Biomaterials and Bioarchaeology

Ceramics, Glazes, Glass and Vitreous Materials

Human-Environment Interactions

Metals and Metallurgical Ceramics

Remote Sensing, Geophysical Prospection and Field Archaeology

Stone, Plaster and Pigments

Special ISA 2014 Sessions

Forensic Science Investigations in Art and Archaeology

The Transition from the Bronze to the Iron Age

Symposium Format

Keynote, oral and poster presentations as well as panel discussions are planned. These will give participants the opportunity to discuss the application of research findings and implications to archaeology and other scientific disciplines.