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UCL Qatar’s staff and students showcase research at the 41st International Symposium on Archaeometry

14 June 2016

Dr Tom Birch ISA Conference 2016

UCL Qatar and UCL Institute of Archaeology staff and research students recently attended the 41st International Symposium on Archaeometry to showcase their research.  The symposium was attended by 600 delegates from 15-21 May 2016 and was hosted by the Laboratory of Archaeometry at the University of the Peloponnese in Kalamata, Greece.

Twelve members of staff and research students from UCL Qatar presented the results of their research carried out in the Archaeological Material Science Laboratories here in Qatar through a number of posters and presentations.  These showcased UCL Qatar’s research on archaeological materials including ceramics, metals, metal production remains, glass, and pigments from Africa, Europe and Asia.  Prof Thilo Rehren chaired sessions on metals and glass while PhD student Jelena Zivkovic, Dr Myrto Georgakopoulou and Dr Jose Carvajal Lopez presented a paper on ceramic production of the late Islamic Arabia. Dr Thomas Birch and Dr Jane Humphris presented on a thousand years of iron production at Meroe, Sudan, through research conducted on slag heaps.

Many of the presentations given by the UCL Qatar delegation were in collaboration with colleagues from the Institute of Archaeology in London.  Further information about the symposium and individual papers and titles can be found on the UCL Institute of Archaeology website.