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CALL. 15.02.2018: [SESSION 5] Alibi archaeologies: excavating archives, museums and storerooms (EAA




LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Faculty of Geography and History, University of Barcelona - Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: dr. Ria Berg (University of Tampere, Finland) : dr. Elena Calandra (Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, Istituto Centrale di Archeologia) ; prof. Antonella Coralini (University of Bologna, Italy) ; dr. Luana Toniolo (Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, Parco Archeologico di Pompei)

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This session focuses on archaeological excavations alibi, i.e. not on site, but in the repositories of archaeological sites, museums and archives. In fact, all too often “archaeology” equals “excavation on site”, leaving the long-term study of the materials out of the spotlight of funding and research. Many European excavation sites have long and intriguing histories of excavation, archiving, storage and inventorying the finds. Finds and documents – in various stages of processing, study and publication – may have been accumulated for many decades, even for centuries. Artefacts and documents deposited in such archives, often unpublished and inaccessible long after their original discovery and production, are an increasingly important data source to be analysed with different methods in order to enhance their information potential. The main intents of this session are to call more attention for these important resources in the archaeological process, and to confront current methodologies of working with such “mines” of archaeological data, in order to find common nominators and solutions to their similar problems and challenges.

Session Format: Combination of papers (15 min. each) Abstract Submission: Abstracts of 200-300 words can be submitted by February 15, 2018 at Info: and

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