MetroArchaeo Open Conference System

The word metrology has a long tradition, deriving from the Greek word for measure. The knowledge about anything is complete only when it can be expressed in numbers and something is known about it. Measurements play a fundamental role in every field of investigation and present day scientific and technological progress has resulted from progress in the field of measurements.
Metrology, the science of measurements, includes all aspects both theoretical and practical with reference to measurements, whatever their uncertainty, and in whatever fields of science or technology they occur. Consequently the field of valorisation, characterisation and preservation of Cultural Heritage too is deeply related to the metrological issues for the collection, interpretation and validation of data collected with the different analytical, physical-chemical, mechanical techniques, digital technologies, new ICT tools, etc…
Measurements deriving from the large number of analytical methodologies and tools, molecular and elemental spectroscopic techniques, chemometrics, chemical reactivity and modeling, etc., nowadays available are of interest for the conference. Data on the impacts of natural and anthropogenic environmental stressors, the decaying pathways of the different materials in the surrounding environment, the development of new remediation processes as cleaning, consolidation, rehabilitation, etc., based on the chemical knowledge can be considered.

International Conference on Metrology for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage

The growing interest of archaeological sciences towards new technologies and analytical techniques, has recently improved the combined use of numerical approach and metrological systems to get more detailed archaeological purpose.
For example, advances in computer sciences, data acquisition and modeling, new spectrometric and analytics techniques and remote sensing have favoured the scientific interaction between those disciplines based on numerical determinations relying on measurement data and archaeological interpretations. The advantages of the multidisciplinary approach have permitted to reduce the level of uncertainty in archaeological studies.
In particular, the Conference will involve researchers and operators interested in the valorisation, characterisation and preservation of archaeological heritage with the main objective of focusing the discussion on the production, interpretation and reliability of the measured data.
Moreover, the meeting is designed to give to the archaeologists community a complete framework of knowledge of the “measurement” of archaeological heritage, generally faced up in different conferences with restricted areas of interest.

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