18-21 June 2018
Symposium title: Archaeometry in the service of African archaeology
Organizer: Ellery Frahm
Abstract: The argument has been made that archaeometry is the facet of archaeology that has made the greatest advances in the last two decades. Africa has been not only the consumer of new methods and dating but also a spawning ground of innovation. How best to leave behind the bad old days when the “scientist” visited the field site long into the research season, if at all? How best to celebrate a new normal of research design in which new analytical procedures and attendant sampling concerns are front-and-center from the very first moments of project conception?