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 Call for Papers

We are delighted to announce the International Conference on the Science of Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technologies (SAEMT), to take place in Cairo in November 2017. The conference invites the submission of abstracts for papers and posters in English from international researchers who employ various archaeological sciences in their research on ancient Egyptian materials, and their adoption, developments and technologies. The conference’s aims are threefold: first, to provide specialists employing archaeological sciences, who may not often meet, the opportunity to present their research and exchange ideas. Secondly, the conference will emphasise the importance of archaeological sciences and interdisciplinary approaches within Egyptology. Finally, the conference will provide a space for those working within Egypt to discuss measures for overcoming limitations that hinder scientific applications in Egypt. Panel discussions will also explore topics such as access to the necessary reliable facilities to perform analysis and how to improve the levels and standards of
analytical methods



The papers will be published in a peer reviewed publication.
Topics: We invite papers and posters dealing with archaeometric approaches to the following themes:



Mining and quarrying: working at raw materials outcrops and stone tools technology.

Building: State controlled and domestic construction materials and methods: stone, mud and wood.

Pyro-technology: production and processing of metals, ceramics, glass, faience and frit.

 Graphic and aesthetic technologies: writing, painting and sculpture.

Funerary technologies: materials and techniques connected with burial.

Agricultural and food technology: subsistence, production and consumption.

Domestic and local craft technologies: providing for the living and the dead - with textiles and
 
leatherworking, carpentry, basketry, cosmetics, ivory and bone working


Important Dates

1 September 2016                             First call for papers
15 November 2016                          Second call for papers
1 March 2017                                      Deadline for submission of abstracts
May 2017                                           Informing selected Presentations and posters
20 September 2016 -30 Oct 2017   Early bird registration
1 November 2016-1 Feb 2017          Regular registration
4-6 November 2017                                Conference
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