GeoRaman 2010

GeoRaman 2010 is coming up in a couple of weeks, from 28th June- 2nd July, at the Australian Museum in Sydney, Australia. While the conference covers the application of Raman spectroscopy in the Earth Sciences, one whole day (Tuesday, 29th June) is devoted to the applications of Raman to archaeology.

The website and program have the details, but here are some highlights:

Archeology Chairperson: Peter Vandenabeele

9:00 - 9:40 Plenary Howell Edwards Raman Spectroscopic Analysis of Archaeological Artefacts: The

Illumination of Ancient Mysteries.

9:40 - 10:00 Contributed Linda Prinsloo Recreating a Stone Age artist's"paint box"

10:00 - 10:20 Contributed Annelien Deneckere Raman spectroscopy, supplemented with two other techniques, as tool

to gather information about the mediaeval manuscript 'Liber Floridus'.

10:20 - 10:40 Contributed Nicoleta Vornicu Raman Spectrometry in Cultural Heritage

Glasses Chairperson: Jean Dubessy

13:30 - 14:10 Plenary Ludovic Bellot-Gurlet Si-O glasses and Fe-O nano-structured phases in cultural heritage materials: insight from Raman procedures

14:10 - 14:30 Contributed Elizabeth Carter Raman Spectroscopy of Fulgurites

14:30 - 14:50 Contributed Sarah Kelloway Raman Mapping of Australian Colonial Glazes

There are also some posters in the Archaeology section, so check out those titles as well!


  1. Will noodles be served during break? I bet this is a joke never offered before regarding this method.


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