Archaeological science conference at Harvard in October

Hugh Jarvis (C129QP43@UBVM.BITNET)
Mon, 11 Jul 1994 13:25:53 EDT

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The international conference "Science and Archaeology: Towards an
Interdisciplinary Approach to Studying the Past" will be held October
14-16th at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138.

The conference is cosponsored by the Society for Archaeological Sciences,
the Boston Society of the Archaeological Institute of America, and
the Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, and supported by
grants from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Archaeological
Institute of America.

Although the program of oral presentations is largely set, we are
actively soliciting poster presentations on any aspect of archaeological
science, and scholars interested in being discussants for any of the
sessions. Anyone interested should contact the organizers as soon as

The conference will begin after lunch on Friday the 14th, and end in the
early afternoon on Sunday the 16th. The meeting will consist of about 35
oral papers, plus a number of poster presentations. The theme of the
conference focuses on HOW science and archaeology complement each other in
their respective approaches to studying ancient people and their culture.
The presentations will examine the integration of these disciplines in the
field, in the laboratory, in publications, and in our educational
institutions. Among those presenting papers are Jonathon Ericson, David
Killick, Mark Pollard, Michael Wayman, Zvi Goffer, Nikolaas van der Merwe,
Rick Jones, Joseph Yellin, Karl Petruso, Marc Waelkens, Juris Zarins,
Thomas Loy, R.E. Taylor, Norman Hammond, Sarah Vaughan, and A. Bernard

Pre-registration for non-participants is $25 (by September 30), $30 at the
door; the student rate is $20. This fee includes the program, abstracts,
coffee/tea & pastries both Saturday and Sunday mornings, and a box lunch
on Saturday. Dinner Friday evening ($30 including wine & service), dinner
Saturday evening ($35 including wine & service), and a reception in the
Peabody Museum galleries Saturday night ($15) are optional events
available only by preregistration.

Robert H. Tykot
Department of Anthropology 617 496-8991
Harvard University 617 495-8925 (fax)
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA


Welcome and Opening Statements

Jonathon E. Ericson & Vincent Merrill, Department of Environmental
Analysis & Design, University of California, Irvine
The Status and Overview of Archaeological Science in the United States of

David J. Killick, University of Arizona, & Suzanne M.M. Young, Harvard
Archaeology and Archaeometry: From Casual Dating to a Meaningful

Michael L. Wayman, Department of Mining, Metallurgical & Petroleum
Engineering and Department of Anthropology, and N.C. Lovell, Department
of Anthropology, University of Alberta,
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
The Teaching of Archaeometry at the University of Alberta

Zvi Goffer, SOREQ Research Center

Nikolaas J. van der Merwe, Departments of Anthropology and Earth &
Planetary Science, Harvard University
Teaching Archaeometry to Freshmen

Rick Jones, Department of Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford
Archaeology into the Future



Plenary Address

Mark Pollard, Department of Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford
Why Teach Heisenberg to Archaeologists?


Joseph Yellin, Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Successes in Multidisciplinary Archaeology

Lawrence E. Abbott, Jr., New South Associates, Mebane, North Carolina
Making Science a Standard Component of Compliance-Oriented Archaeology:
An Example from the Piedmont Region of North Carolina

Karl M. Petruso, Brooks B. Ellwood, & Francis B. Harrold, The University
of Texas at Arlington
Multidisciplinary Research into the Stone Age of Southern Albania

Katina T. Lillios, Department of Anthropology & Sociology, Ripon College
Soil Phosphate Analysis and Land Use Studies of the Bronze Age and
Medieval Occupations at Agroal, Portugal

E.G. Reinhardt, R.T. Patterson, C.J. Schroder-Adams, Ottawa-Carleton
Geoscience Center & Department of Earth Sciences, Carleton University
The Paleoecology of Benthic Foraminifera and Marine Archaeology: A Case
Study from the Ancient Harbor of Caesarea Maritima, Israel

Apostolos Sarris, Athens, Greece
Geophysical Surveying in Greek Archaeological Research: Retrospect &
Future Plans

Marc Waelkens, Center for Interdisciplinary Archaeological Research,
Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Recent Multidisciplinary Research at Sagalassos, Turkey

P. Nick Kardulias, Department of Anthropology & Sociology, Kenyon College
>From Classical to Byzantine: An Interdisciplinary Regional Study of
Culture Change in the Korinthia, Greece

Juris Zarins, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Southwest
Missouri State University
The Iobaritae and Omani: A Multidisciplinary Inquiry



Pamela Z. Blum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Stones of Saint-Denis: A Case Study of Science and Art History in Tandem

David Landon, Department of Social Sciences, Michigan Technological
& Larry Sutter, Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering,
Michigan Technological University
Analysis of Stamp Sands from the Ohio Trap Rock Copper Mine Location

Thomas H. Loy, Prehistory Department, Research School of Pacific Studies,
The Australian National University, Canberra

R.E. Taylor, Radiocarbon Laboratory, Department of Anthropology,
University of California, Riverside
Radiocarbon Dating "Critical" Samples: Case Studies

Marshall J. Becker, Department of Anthropology & Sociology, West Chester
Skeletal Analysis of Infant Burials in Central Italy

Joseph A. Ezzo, Statistical Research, and James H. Burton, Department of
Anthropology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
A Multidisciplinary Approach to Elemental Analysis of Archaeological Bone

Nicholas Reynolds and Richard Welander, Archaeological Resource
Consultants Ltd., Edinburgh
Bodies, Bronzes and Burials: Some Thoughts from the Anglo-Saxon Past



Sarah J. Vaughan, The Wiener Laboratory, American School of Classical
Studies at Athens
Reconstructing Prehistoric Pottery Technologies in the Aegean: Cautionary
Evidence from Petrographic Material and Replicative Studies

Pilar Lapuente, Fac. Ciencias Geologicas, Universidad de Zaragoza
Mineralogical Studies in Ancient Ceramics

Tania F.M. Oudemans, Conservation Analytical Lab, Smithsonian Institution
Organic Residue Analysis in Ceramic Studies

J. Poblome, R. Degeest, W. Viaene & M. Waelkens, Center for
Interdisciplinary Archaeological Research, Catholic University of Leuven,
Computer and Data Interpretation of the Sagalassos Wares

Paul T. Keyser, David D. Clark, Albert Silverman, Jane K. Whitehead*,
John E. Coleman, R. Alex Bentley, & Tim Z. Hossain, Cornell University &
University of New Hampshire*
Nuclear Physics Exploring Ancient Material Culture: The Cornell TRIGA
PGNAA Collaboration

A. Bernard Knapp, School of History, Philosophy & Politics, Macquarie
Provenience Studies in the Bronze Age Mediterranean: An Archaeological

Albert Nyboer, Department of Archaeology, State University Groningen
Material Studies from Satricum (700-400 BC): Pottery and Metal Analyses

Effie Photos-Jones, Metallurgy Department, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
Archaeometallurgy: More than the Sum of its Parts

N.C. Lovell and M.J. Magee, Department of Anthropology, and M.L. Wayman,
Department of Mining, Metallurgical & Petroleum Engineering and Department
of Anthropology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Slag from Ancient Egypt: An Archaeometry Student Project

Workshop Panel Presentation

Closing Statements