Analysis Based on Measurements/Evaluations in Archaeology and Art

  • Novel methods, trends and developments
  • Measurement techniques to uncover mysteries in art
  • Radioactive dating methods
  • Iconography

Applications to Inorganic and Organic Materials and Objects

  • Paintings, pigments and dyes, minerals
  • Plaster, stone, ceramic, pottery, glass
  • Metals
  • Textiles, manuscripts, paper
  • Organic residues, biomaterials

Non-Invasive Spectroscopic Research and Analysis

  • Non-destructive testing
  • Re-constructing the evidence: Novel studies of historical objects
  • Non-invasive preservation monitoring, new developments and applications
  • Spectroscopic techniques as a conservation treatment tool in art and archaeology


  • Re-constructing the evidence: Studies in archaeology
  • On-site sampling and analysis
  • Archaeometry and microanalyses

Authentication vs. Detection of Forgery

  • Scientific examination of evidence of manufacture, use and provenance
  • Complementary and comparative micro-analytical techniques refining interpretation of the past
  • Museology; identifying and determining historical values proving authenticity; validation of reconstruction

Digital Imaging and Computer Science

  • Digital applications in conservation of art and archaeology
  • Reconstructing the evidence in art and archaeology using advanced digital techniques
  • Contactless scanning of objects; morphometric measurements

Ethical Perspectives; Values and Principles at Stake

  • Implementation of integrated strategies satisfying conservation code of practice and research code of ethics
  • Public display, conservation treatment and scientific research, is it safe? Impact of handling on integrity of cultural heritage
  • Measurements and calculations; dealing with margins of error and contamination problems


In addition, papers on biblical-related archaeological measurement evaluations and archaeology in the Holy Land are welcome