Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences Free Access for SAS Members


Big news for SAS members!  You now have free access to the absolutely massive Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences for the next 18 months!  Current members should have received an e-mail with instructions on how to use the encyclopedia from General Secretary Dr. Kyle Freund, but the best part is that this offer applies to new members too for 18 months after you join. Considering that the retail price on Amazon for the encyclopedia is just shy of $600 and SAS membership costs $30 for regular members and $20 per year for students, we'd call that a deal. 

Check out the encyclopedia here: 

https://www.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/book/10.1002/9781119188230 
Join SAS today if you're not a member already: 
http://www.socarchsci.org/memb.html

Instructions for accessing the encyclopedia for free

 If you are new to Wiley Online Library (WOL) and have not yet registered: 
  1. Go to http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/
  2. Click on the ‘Login/Register’ button in the top right-hand corner of the screen and then click ‘New User’ in the bottom left-hand corner of the box that pops up (Registering is a one-time process, for which you will be asked to supply email address, name, country, and area of interest. You will NOT be sent any further email alerts unless you opt to receive such messages)
  3. Fill in your details in the available fields.
  4. An authentication email will be sent to the email address you provided. Click on the link in this email to validate your account. You will now be successfully registered on WOL.
  5. Once you have registered, make sure that you are logged into WOL (Your name should show in the top right-hand corner). Hover over your name with your mouse and then click on 'My Account' which will appear.
  6. Next, click on ‘Free Access Code’ under the menu on the left-hand side of the screen. Enter the following trial access code: ---Join SAS for the code--- and click ‘Submit Code’. A ‘Trial Confirmation’ message should appear.
  7. To access the content, visit the The Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences eMRW homepage at https://www.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/book/10.1002/9781119188230 where you should see a 'Full Access' logo alongside. You can access articles by title or topic under the ‘Find Articles’ menu on the left hand side of the screen.
You will be able to access The Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences eMRW online for 18 months from trial registration.

If you already have a Wiley Online Library (or previously, Wiley Interscience) username and password, follow steps 5-7 above.

Please do not share the password generally with students or other people in your department or laboratory.  As sponsors of the encyclopedia, the SAS negotiated free access on behalf of our membership; please respect that effort and your fellow members.

PS: Stay tuned for an interview with the editor of the encyclopedia, Dr. Sandra L. López Varela, in the SAS Bulletin later this year about how she led this huge undertaking.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Conference Calendar for 1st Half of 2019


International Archaeological Science and Experimental Archaeology Conferences and Symposiums: January - June 2019



Did we miss an upcoming conference, symposium, or workshop?  
E-mail the event name, date, location, and a brief description with contact, submission, and registration information to sasgensecretary@gmail.com or contact SAS through a direct message to our Facebook page: 
https://www.facebook.com/SocArchSci/.




Archaeometric Analyses in Italy and Sicily
Saturday, January 5, 2019
San Diego, California, USA

This invited session will be held at the 2019 Joint Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and the Society for Classical Studies (SCS).  The AIA and SCS Joint Annual Meeting brings together professional and vocational archaeologists and classicists from around the world to share the latest developments from the field. This well-attended conference is the largest and oldest established meeting of classical scholars and archaeologists in North America.  The full meeting will be held from January 3–6, 2019.

Registration is open: https://www.archaeological.org/meeting/registration


13th Nordic Conference on the Application of Scientific Methods in Archaeology (SMIA)
Monday, January 21 through Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Stavanger, Norway

The SMIA conference will be held at Museum of Archaeology, University of Stavanger.  The aim of the conference is to bring together archaeologists and scientists to discuss new methodologies, techniques, and theories for scientific research in archaeology.  Furthermore, its aim is to disseminate knowledge and to develop cooperation between researchers in different fields and from different countries.  In addition to keynote addresses, papers, and posters, there will be three workshops on different aspects of archaeological XRF analysis.  You can sign up for a workshop on the conference registration form.

Registration is open but will close on December 15, 2018: 
https://am.uis.no/forskning/konferanse-og-seminar/registration-for-smia-article128199-23252.html


Frontiers in Heritage Science
Thursday, February 14 through Friday, February 15, 2019
Paris, France

This symposium is the first of the two main events of the World Meeting on Heritage, Sciences and Technologies, to be held in Paris from 13 to 16 February 2019.  Organized by the Académie des sciences and IPANEMA, under the aegis of the Interacademic Group for Development, the World Meeting will be held in the prestigious venue of 3 Mazarine, the new auditorium of the Institut de France.  It will include two main events, a scientific symposium and a day of round tables open to all audiences, accompanied by several satellite workshops in Île-de-France.  More than 2000 people are expected to attend the entire Meeting.

Learn more about the symposium and register here: https://heritage2019.sciencesconf.org/


Bayesian Chronological Modeling Workshop

Tuesday, April 9 though Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Day 1 (Tuesday, 09:00 to 16:30) Bayesian Modeling for Beginners will cover an introduction to radiocarbon dating and Bayesian chronological modeling with a series of practical exercises on calibration and the construction of simple 'Phase' and 'Sequence' models that form the building blocks of more complex chronological models.
Day 2 (Wednesday, 09:00 to 16:30) Advanced Modeling Techniques will cover the more advanced features in OxCal. We will cover marine and mixed-calibration model, age-depth and tree-ring sequence models, and finally discuss the use of simulation in the modeling process.
Participants are required to bring a laptop to the workshop and should prepare to use their laptops throughout the day. Exercises will be conducted with OxCal, a free, user friendly package. A printed workbook designed for the workshop will also be provided to all participants. The workbook will include descriptions of fundamental chronological modeling techniques, exercises demonstrating different techniques, and an annotated bibliography of key literature.
SAS Sponsored Archaeological science outside the ivory tower: Perspectives from CRM
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

This invited symposium will be held at 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA), which will take place April 10 through 14, 2019.  The symposium seeks to highlight the intersection of two major trends in American archaeology over the last half century: the dramatic growth of both archaeological science and cultural resource management (CRM).  The session will both showcase research by CRM professionals and address future trends in archaeological science as part of cultural heritage management conducted outside of universities and museums.  In addition to research case studies, the 9 invited speakers and 2 discussants will share their perspective on topics such as the source of demand for archaeological science services, the utility of such services, the hiring of specialist personnel, collaborations with academics, and the archiving and accessibility of archaeological science datasets generated by CRM projects.

SAA annual meeting registration is open: 
http://ecommerce.saa.org/SAA/SAAMember/Events/Alb2019.aspx
Follow the event on Facebook and get updates on the symposium schedule: https://www.facebook.com/events/364293957712460/


United Kingdom Archaeological Sciences Conference 2019 (UKAS 2019)
Wednesday, April 24 through Friday, April 26, 2019
Manchester, United Kingdom

For the first time since its beginning 32 years ago, UKAS comes to Manchester, home of one of the first ancient DNA laboratories in the UK.  The conference venue will be The Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, at the University of Manchester.   Although we invite contributions on all aspects of archaeological science, we are particularly interested in the key themes listed below.  The abstract submission deadline is December 21, 2018.
  • Scientific Methods in Archaeological Site Interpretation   
  • Impacts of Archaeological Science on Cultural Heritage Resource Management
  • Trace Element Analysis and Material Sourcing
  • Origins and Spread of Agriculture
  • Health and Disease in Past Populations
  • Isotopes and Human Subsistence Strategies
  • Imaging Techniques Applied to Archaeology
  • Portable Techniques in Archaeological Science
  • Environmental Archaeology and Geoscience
Register through the University of Manchester online store using the link on this page: https://ukas2019.com/conference-registration/
Submit your abstract by completing and e-mailing the form on this page:


11th Experimental Archaeology Conference (EAC11)
Thursday, May 2 through Saturday, May 4, 2019
Trento, Italy

The EAC11 venue is the Humanities Department of University of Trento for the first two days, with excursions on the final day.  Inaugurated few years ago, the Department (www.lettere.unitn.it) is a modern building located in the historic center at Via Tommaso Gar 14, 38122 Trento TN, a few hundred meters from Piazza Duomo and can be reached in about five minutes on foot from the train and bus station.  It hosts the "B.Bagolini" Laboratory (www.laboratoriobagolini.it), the research unit dedicated to Prehistoric Archaeology.

Learn more about the conference program and register here: https://exarc.net/meetings/eac11
You can also follow the event and contact the organizers on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2064755980510553/


SAS Co-Sponsored XXIIth GMPCA Colloquium: Conference on archaeological sciences
Thursday, May 9 through Sunday, May 12, 2019
Montréal, Canada

The GMPCA conference is leaving the European continent for the first time! The 22nd GMPCA conference will take place in Montréal on the campus of Université de Montréal.  The GMPCA conference is an international conference dedicated to the archaeological sciences or archaeometry. This year our theme will be “Archaeometry in all of its states: interdisciplinary perspectives for a discipline in constant evolution”.  The conference will be bilingual, in English and French. The proceedings will be published in article format as special themes in the journal Archéosciences.

Find out more on the conference website: https://en.anthropo.umontreal.ca/gmpca2019/home/
The deadline for submitting a title and abstract is Friday, January 4, 2018.
You can also follow the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2738386986175043/


Trial By Fire Conference
Friday, May 17 through Saturday, May 18, 2019
London, United Kingdom

This pyrotechnology and archaeomaterials-focused conference will be held at the University College London Institute of Archaeology. Abstracts can cover a range of topics and case studies, however, the conference aims to answer the following questions:
  • Can fire be considered an artefact? 
  • How have people engaged with fire over the course of history?
  • What can the aesthetics of a thermally altered object tell us about the burning event?
  • How has the study of fire evolved within the literature? How can fire be harnessed as an experimental tool moving forward?
Students and professionals alike are encouraged to contribute towards the development of this interdisciplinary understanding of fire. A wide range of presentations are expected from researchers who study or use fire for their research.

Learn more at the conference website: https://www.trialbyfireteam.com/
Abstract submissions are due by Thursday, January 31, 2019: https://www.trialbyfireteam.com/submit-an-abstract
You can also e-mail the conference organizers with questions: trialbyfireteam@gmail.com 


National Park Service 2019 Archaeological Prospection Workshop
Monday, May 20 through Friday, May 24, 2019
Fort Casimir (Bear), Delaware, USA

The National Park Service’s 2019 workshop on archaeological prospection techniques entitled Current Archeological Prospection Advances for Non-destructive Investigations of the Fort Casimir Site, Delaware, will be held May 20--24, 2019, at the Fort Casimir site in New Castle County, Delaware. Lodging will be at the Best Western Plus Newark/Christiana Inn in Bear, DE.  The lectures will be at a meeting room to be announced. The field exercises will take place at the Fort Casimir Site.  This will be the twenty-ninth year of the workshop dedicated to the use of geophysical, aerial photography, and other remote sensing methods as they apply to the identification, evaluation, conservation, and protection of archaeological resources. The workshop will present lectures on the theory of operation, methodology, processing, and interpretation with on-hands use of the equipment in the field.

Application forms are available on the Midwest Archeological Center’s web page:  https://www.nps.gov/mwac/index.htm
Payment will be made by credit card through the Friends of NCPTT: https://www.ncptt.nps.gov/training-conference-events
For further information, please contact Steven L. DeVore, Archeologist, National Park Service, Midwest Archeological Center: steve_de_vore@nps.gov


Radiocarbon & Archaeology 9th International Symposium
Monday, May 20 through Friday, May 24, 2019
Athens, Georgia, USA

The symposium will showcase current archaeological research that employs radiocarbon, as well as recent developments in the radiocarbon technique.  Special thematic sessions will be held in honor of the 70th Anniversary of Libby’s publication of the application of 14C for age determination.  The symposium will include a full range of academic sessions, invited lectures, social events, and field trips within and beyond Athens.

You can also follow the event and contact the organizers on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2162374477312229/


VI Latin American Congress of Archaeometry
VI Congreso Latinoamericano de Arqueometría (CLA2019)
Wednesday, June 5 through Friday June 7, 2019
Bogotá, Colombia

VI CLA2019 is a continuation of the Archaeometry Congress, a specialized stage to promote the dissemination of the latest advances and applications of scientific techniques in the study of cultural assets and archaeological and historical sites.  The main objective of this event is to create a space to promote academic exchange based on experiences in archaeometric research, as well as to compare and contrast methodologies and problems in the discipline.  The International and Organizing Committee of CLA2019 invites researchers, professors, students and professionals from associated and interested disciplines to participate.  The headquarters will be at the University of the Andes in Bogotá.

Find out more about the conference and associated workshops and cultural activities here: https://cla2019.uniandes.academy/
Registration and abstract submission does not appear to be open at the time of this post (December 2018) but send an e-mail requesting information here for clarification: cla2019@uniandes.edu.co  The deadline for abstract submissions is March 3, 2019.


Archaeometry and Cultural Heritage Session at Colloquium Spectroscopicum Internationale XLI (CSI XLI)
Sunday, June 9 through Friday, June 14, 2019
Mexico City, Mexico

The CSI XLI will be held in parallel with the first Latin-American Meeting on Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LAM-LIBS).  The programme will consist of plenary lectures (45 min including discussion), given by distinguished scientists, on different fields of spectroscopy. These lectures will be held in common sessions between CSI and LAM-LIBS.  The Archaeometry and Cultural Heritage session focuses on research and application of spectroscopy for the extraction of archaeological and historical information from cultural heritage and paleoenvironments. These include a wide range of topics, materials, techniques, chronologies and regions. Contributions related to characterization, diagnosis, conservation and restoration of culture heritage are also welcome.

Submit your abstract here before January 20, 2019: 
http://www.csi2019mexico.com/index.php/call-for-abstracts
Registration information is available here: 
http://www.csi2019mexico.com/index.php/registration/registration-fees


8th Developing International Geoarchaeology (DIG) conference
Monday, June 17 through Friday, June 21, 2019
Burnaby (Vancouver area), Canada

The 8th Developing International Geoarchaeology (DIG) conference will be hosted by the Archaeology Department at Simon Fraser University, Canada.  The goal of DIG is to bring together a wide variety of international researchers, practitioners and students in this diverse and interdisciplinary field to facilitate discussion, stimulate research, and promote international scholarship in geoarchaeology.  We invite submissions for paper and poster presentations on any area of geoarchaeology, from landscape to artefact characterization.  Submissions which integrate multidisciplinary scientific analysis with robust archaeological interpretation are especially encouraged.  One student paper and one student poster will be selected and awarded the prize for best DIG 2019 submissions.  As is traditional for DIG, there will be a petrographic thin section micromorphology workshop at the end of the conference. 

Find out more and register here:
http://www.sfu.ca/archaeology/events/events/DIG2019.html
Please fill and send the abstract submission form to dig2019.sfu@gmail.com before April 15th, 2019.


5th International Conference: Archaeometallurgy in Europe 2019
Wednesday, June 19 through Saturday, June 22, 2019
Miskolc, Hungary

The International Conference Archaeometallurgy in Europe was organized every four years since 2003.  The 2019 meeting will take place on the campus of the University of Miskolc in Hungary.  The Conference intends to promote an active dialogue among archaeometallurgy researchers with different specialisations and backgrounds, to create an opportunity to discuss the study of ancient metallurgical processes, and conservation science, and to discuss the application of modern metallurgical experimental methods and techniques to investigate, identify and date ancient artefacts.  The sessions of the conference cover the following main themes:
  • Archaeometallurgy of copper and copper based alloys (case studies, latest results)
  • Archaeometallurgy of iron (case studies, latest results)
  • Archaeometallurgy of precious metals and other non-ferrous metals 
  • Technology transfers over space and time
  • Latest experiences of related archaeometric methods and technologies
  • Comparative studies
Submit your abstracts by December 31, 2018: http://aie2019.argum.hu/index.php/call-for-papers


Thursday, November 15, 2018

Announcing a new initiative – The SAS Spotlight


Announcing a new initiative – 


The SAS Spotlight


The SAS Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/SocArchSci/) has recently achieved 1000 likes and over 1000 followers.  Since its inception in late 2016, the dual goals for the Page have been to highlight new research across a broad spectrum of the archaeological sciences, and to promote SAS organized events like conference symposia and award competitions.  Now that the Page has attained our minimum target audience, we are prepared to begin a new initiative, The SAS Spotlight, that will use this social media channel and our recently redesigned Bulletin to highlight the work of our members. 
Any current (dues paid) SAS member may submit new publications on which they are an author to the Vice President for Social Media and Outreach for announcement on the SAS Facebook Page.  The goal is for submitted publications to be posted within 48 hours of being received, and in no more than one week.  In addition to posting the publication to the SAS Facebook Page, the VP for Social Media and Outreach will coordinate with the SAS Bulletin Editor to compile a list of citations and weblinks for all publications submitted by SAS members; this list will be included in the SAS Bulletin quarterly digest.
The SAS Facebook Group (www.facebook.com/groups/SocArchSci/) will remain active and is the preferred place to announce job opportunities, funding competitions, and non-SAS organized events, and to ask questions or just start conversations.  For new publications by SAS members, however, we encourage submission for the Facebook Page where we have sought to build an audience specifically interested in archaeological science research.  Publications on which the submitting SAS member is first author will be given priority, but any new works on which the SAS member is an author are eligible.  Please submit published research articles, edited volume chapters, and review articles.  Popular science articles, book reviews, and editorials are discouraged unless there is a compelling reason.  In Press, Early View, and Online Only works are eligible but drafts in preparation, under review, or under revision will be rejected. 
To announce a new publication, please send all of the following information (not a copy of the manuscript) through a direct message to the SAS Facebook Page.  SAS members who do not use Facebook may send the requested information in an e-mail to andrew.zipkin@asu.edu
  1. Complete and correct citation for the publication in Journal of Human Evolution style: www.elsevier.com/journals/journal-of-human-evolution/0047-2484/guide-for-authors
  2.  List of all authors who are current SAS members
  3. Permanent weblink to the article.  Please make sure that this is the link provided by the publisher in the article; it will usually include the DOI.  For example: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2018.10.040
  4.  If the submitting author has been a continuous SAS member for less than 1 year, please send a copy of your receipt for membership dues.  If a receipt is not available, just state that the submitter is a new member.  This may cause a delay while membership status is verified.
  5. Optional: Professional headshot, field, or laboratory photo of each SAS member author
If the VP for Social Media and Outreach declines to post any submitted publications, the submitting SAS member will be notified and given an explanation. 

Join SAS now to shine the spotlight on your latest research: www.socarchsci.org/memb.html

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Two vacant Associate Research Scientist positions in Nicosia, Cyprus

Two vacant Associate Research Scientist positions in Nicosia, Cyprus
The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is a non-profit research and educational institution with a strong scientific and technological orientation, emphasizing international collaborations and cross-disciplinary research and post graduate education. CyI, through its established research centers, addresses challenging issues that are important at both the regional and international levels. Many of its research activities are being carried out in partnership with leading institutions in the respective thematic areas.
The selected scientist will lead research activities in the field of chemical-physical analysis of works of art and Cultural Heritage artifacts. As such s/he will manage and lead the development of the chemical-physical lab in the context of the Andreas Pittas Art Characterisation (APAC) Labs at the Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture (STARC) research center at CyI.
The appointment will be on a full time basis, initially for a fixed-term period, with the potential of renewal depending on performance and availability of funds.
Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be carrying out the following activities:
·       Responsible for the chemical-physical analysis and diagnostics of works of art and Cultural Heritage artifacts.
·       Development and overseeing the activities of the chemical-physical lab in the context of APAC Labs/ STARC. 
·       Interaction and contribution to the research work of the interdisciplinary team of APAC Labs/ STARC.
·       Development autonomous research, aligned with the APAC Labs research agenda and CyI.
·       Contribution to the preparation of deliverables and activity reports in related externally funded projects.
·       Contribution to the preparation of research proposals for external grants.
·       Submission of research proposals for external grants.
·       Supervision and mentoring of research assistants and technical specialists.
·       Contribution to the academic activities of STARC.
Full details can be found here: https://jobboard.cyi.ac.cy/?q=node/2729 ;
Details for a similar post, for research activities in the field of Digital imaging / 3D documentation and visualization for Archaeology, Art and Cultural Heritage and to manage and lead the development of the 2D/3D laboratory in the context of APAC Labs/ STARC, can be found here: https://jobboard.cyi.ac.cy/?q=node/2728 .
The closing date for both positions is 19 August 2018.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Establishment of dedicated Art Characterization research laboratory at STARC as part of the Cyprus Institute in Nicosia


Establishment of dedicated Art Characterization research laboratory at STARC as part of the Cyprus Institute in Nicosia


Advances in Science and Technology have revolutionized the documentation and study of art and archaeology. Issues of style, iconography, technique, provenance and materiality addressed through innovative digital and analytical methods, have transformed the history of art, the archaeological method, the preservation of cultural heritage and their relevance for contemporary societies. Responding to these developments, the Cyprus Institute in Nicosia (Cyprus) established ten years ago STARC, the Research Center for Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture. Faculty and staff at STARC study archaeology and cultural heritage using methods from the natural and engineering sciences in cross-disciplinary collaborations with scholars from the humanities and social sciences, leading to new insights into the past and better protection and dissemination of our cultural heritage.
STARC research is conducted in partnership and through joint activities with numerous national and international government agencies, university departments and research units. Its founding partner is C2RMF, the Centre for Research and Restoration of the Museums of France, and strong partnerships exist also with Princeton University, CNR in Italy, the University of Cambridge (UK), and many others. STARC is the Eastern Mediterranean hub in the European Research Infrastructure on Heritage Science (E-RIHS). While part of a national research institute, the research activities of STARC go well beyond Cyprus and focus on the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East (the EMME region), in four main areas: Digital Cultural Heritage, Built Heritage and Cultural Landscapes, Bioarchaeology, and Archaeological Materials.
Building on STARLab, a successful EU-funded project creating a mobile platform for non-invasive science and technology applications in archaeology and cultural heritage, STARC recently established the Andreas Pittas Art Characterization Laboratories (APAC Labs), to offer a holistic approach to art characterization. Specifically, the labs pursue:
A) Research, to advance the effective use of heritage science and technology in the characterization of works of art, monuments and related archaeological materials.
B) Innovation, to develop task-specific service protocols related to material characterization, provenance, condition assessment, and identification of works of art and cultural heritage artefacts.
C) Training and Education, to offer training events, workshops and seminars to experts and students from both the humanities and the sciences, thus exposing them to interdisciplinary methodologies and approaches.

The APAC Labs comprise an interdisciplinary research pipeline that is based on a broad and multi-scale diagnostics approach, integrating inorganic / organic physico-chemical methods with reflectography, multi-spectral imaging, and surface 2D imaging/3D geometric characterization. Acquired data are archived in repositories as part of Dioptra: the Edmée Leventis Digital Library for Cypriot Culture (dioptra.cyi.ac.cy) and managed in coordination with CyI’s Cy-Tera High Performance Computing Facility.
Digital documentation, spectral imaging and analytical work on Byzantine icons, frescoes, mosaics and paintings by artists such as El Greco, Titian and Giovanni Baronzio have already offered exciting results on aspects of technique and materials used. In addition, they have provided new insights into the history and preservation of these works. Scientific visualization has allowed the virtual reconstruction of heritage-at-risk monuments, such as the church of Christ Antiphonitis, fragments of archaic terracotta statues from Salamis, now dispersed across numerous museums and collections across the world, or fading graffiti in the medieval churches of Cyprus and Venice. Moreover, the use of virtual immersive environments offers tremendous possibilities in the simulation of heritage contexts, such as the historic old city of Nicosia, or the prehistoric World Heritage Site of Choirokoitia.
As part of their research activities and development the APAC Labs will be offering fellowships for visiting scholars and students as well as training and workshops opportunities. For more details, updates and contact information please check the APAC Labs website: apac.cyi.ac.cy

The Cyprus Institute (CyI) is an internationally recognized research institution, created by the Cyprus Research and Educational Foundation (CREF) as part of its vision to help transform Cyprus into a knowledge-based economy, and to advance the welfare of the island and the region.  It is carrying out pioneering research involving cutting-edge technologies, in order to address problems of regional and international significance; much of its research is funded by competitive national and European (FP7 and H2020) grants. At the same time, it provides training for future researchers and scholars through its high quality Doctoral and Master’s programs.  CyI comprises of three specialized multidisciplinary research centers, developed in partnership with leading international institutions in their respective thematic areas.
The Energy, Environment and Water Research Center (EEWRC) partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
The Science and Technology in Archaeology and Culture Research Center (STARC) partnered with the Centre de recherche et de restauration des musées de France (C2RMF).
The Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center (CaSToRC) partnered with the University of Illinois. 







Thursday, June 7, 2018

Roots of Europe Summer Seminar 7–12 August 2018

Languages and migrations in pre-historic Europe

Roots of Europe Summer Seminar
at NorS and the National Museum of Denmark
7–12 August 2018

Linguists, archaeologists and geneticists dig into Europe’s prehistoric past in a new, cross-disciplinary collaboration

Prehistory – defined as the time period before the emergence of written records – has traditionally been explored and described by archaeologists. Historical linguists as well have reconstructed language stages deep into prehistory, despite the lack of written records. Due to the new revolutionary methods emerging in the natural sciences – in particular the discovery of ancient DNA and strontium isotopes – archaeologists and archaeolinguists are now able to compare and connect their findings with unprecedented precision. As a result, we have an increasingly complex and vivid idea of Europe’s Neolithic and Bronze-Age populations: their languages, migrations, mutual warfare, religion, mythology and social organization.
These are the topics to be presented and discussed by a panel of internationally leading experts.

The organizers

The RoE Summer Seminar is a collaboration between the National Museum of Denmark and Roots of Europe, a research center at the University of Copenhagen devoted to tying together the linguistic, archaeological and genetic evidence of Europe’s prehistoric past, beginning with the Late Neolithic and moving into the Bronze Age.

Call for ph.d. papers

The programme has five slots for ph.d. students from any of the relevant fields who wish to attend the seminar as part of their ph.d. programme. Ph.d. students are invited to present papers relating their research to the over-all topic of the seminar. Participation is free for the selected ph.d. students. For more info on how to submit your paper and how to sign up, please read here.

Who can attend?

All talks will be open to the public; to attend the talks at the museum, visitors must pay the museum’s entrance fee.
Participants wishing to take part in lunches and coffee breaks and obtain free access to the museum during the seminar must sign up at the KU Webshop. The deadline is 15 July

Of related interest

Unlike in previous years, the Roots of Europe does not offer a summer school; but we would like to draw your attention to the Archaeomics Summer School that takes place in the week just following the seminar at the department of GeoGenetics.

Programme and additional info:


We hope to see you this summer,

Best regards,

Lasse Sørensen
Head of Research and Collections
Benedicte Nielsen Whitehead
Academic assistant


Besøg Nationalmuseets hjemmeside

Danmarks og Middelhavslandenes Oldtid/Ancient Cultures of Denmark and the Mediterranean

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Applications now open for ISA student travel bursaries



Travel bursaries are available for student SAS members participating in the International Symposium on Archaeometry

  • Three $500 USD bursaries will be awarded by SAS to students presenting at the 42nd International Symposium on Archaeometry (ISA) in Mérida, Mexico from May 20th – 26th , 2018
  • Applicants must be current dues paying SAS members at the time of submission: http://www.socarchsci.org/memb.html
  • Preference will be given to applicants from countries traditionally underrepresented at the International Symposium on Archaeometry, but all student participants are encouraged to apply
  • Bursary funds are unrestricted; awardees may use funds for any conference related expenses and will not be required to provide receipts
  • Bursary delivery: PayPal is preferable but SAS can also send a wire transfer directly to your bank or provide a check or cash (USD) at the ISA meeting. If you are awarded a bursary SAS will ask for your preferred method.
  • Each applicant must submit the following items to SAS by April 10th, 2018
    • Proof of conference registration (receipt from ISA)
    • Proof of presentation at the conference (e-mail from ISA stating that your submission was accepted)
    • Poster or presentation abstract text as submitted to ISA
    • Image of current student identification card (or letter from your supervisor or department head confirming student status)
    • Statement agreeing to provide an extended abstract/short article (~1000 words) about your research to be published in the SAS Bulletin after the ISA meeting


Monday, March 26, 2018

SAS Student Research Travel Grant Winner for the Spring 2018 Cycle

Congratulations to our winner of the SAS Student Research Travel Grant - 

Ana Franjić from the UCL Institute of Archaeology!

"My doctoral project, entitled Iron Age Glass Technology in South East Europe, examines glassmaking and glass use on the territory of present-day Croatia, Slovenia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina during the first millennium BCE. The SAS Student Research International Travel Award helped me conduct LA-ICP-MS analysis of my samples at the Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University. The high resolution of the newly acquired data allowed me to quantify the sand-related trace elements, which are informative of the source of the raw glass. The results will hopefully enable me to link the material to one of the few primary glass workshops operating in the Mediterranean during this period. Ultimately, the results of this work will contribute to our broader understanding of glass use in Iron Age Europe" 

  • Keep an eye out for updates on Ana's research in forthcoming issues of the SAS Bulletin later this spring and over the summer.
  • The next application deadline for the SAS Student Research Travel Grant will be on September 1st, 2018.
  • You can find information on previous grantees and application details here: http://www.socarchsci.org/awards1.html
  • Remember, applicants must have been SAS members for the previous 12 months before submitting their project for consideration.  SAS student annual dues are among the lowest of any professional or learned society and start at just $15 USD.  Eligibility for student travel awards is just one benefit of SAS membership, so join now: http://www.socarchsci.org/memb.htm