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CALL. 15.12.2020: ASMOSIA XIII International Conference - Wien (Austria)




LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Kunsthistorisches Museum (Wien, Austria) - Ephesos Museum (Wien, Austria)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Dr. Walter Prochaska; Dr. Sabine Ladstätter; Dr. Georg Plattner; Dr. Pamela Fragnoli; Astrid Pircher; Barbara Beck-Brandt.

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The topics of the conference will deal with the basic theme of ASMOSIA, which is the investigation of all kinds of stones in the interface of archaeology and natural sciences. Besides the exchange of experience and knowledge the conference intends to demonstrate progress and results in our field during the last years.

Sessions (

Applications to Specific Archaeological Questions – Use of Marble

Provenance Identification I: Marble

Provenance Identification II: Other Stones

Advances in Provenance Techniques, Methodologies and Databases

Quarries and Geology (Quarrying Techniques, Organization, Transport of Stones, New Quarries, Stone Carving and Dressing, Hazards to and Preservation of Quarries)

Stone Properties, Weathering Effects and Restoration, as related to diagnosis problems, matching of stone fragments and authenticity Pigments and Paintings on Marble

Special Theme Session:

“Production and trade of marble and other stones in the Alpine and Danube provinces – regional resources and Mediterranean imports”

Poster Session I:

Applications to Specific Archaeological Questions, Provenance

Identification I and II, Advances in Provenance Techniques, Methodologies and Databases

Poster Session II:

Quarries and Geology, Stone Properties, Weathering Effects and Restoration, Pigments and Paintings on Marble, Special Theme Session


· Submission of paper abstracts: December 15, 2020

· Author notification: March 15, 2021

· Submission of presentations: September 19, 2021

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