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Registrations are now open for the 2nd MetroArcheo.







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…
METROARCHAEOma2016 wants to gather together Heritage scientists in universities, research institutions, museums, galleries, libraries, archives, small and medium enterprises.
The conference program is conceived to foster exchanges of ideas and information, make connections and collaborations, update innovation on “measurements” suitable for Cultural Heritage among material scientists, chemists, physicists, engineers, archaeologists, conservators, restorers, etc..
Examples of technologies that may be object of presentations are indicated below.
Accurate and appropriate measured survey and imaging data is a fundamental requirement for the effective conservation, management and understanding of our cultural heritage. Such data that need to be cost-effective and sensitive to the nature of the site and any interventions proposed may be considered.
Archaeogeophysic methods represent a range of non-invasive surveying with geophysical techniques, as GPR, Geoelectric, EM, Geomagnetic, Gravity, Seismic, which can highlight the buried contrasts between subsurface features and human activity, may be considered, as well as Geoarchaeology, the 'earth-science' approach to archaeological interpretation.
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.
Summarizing, METROARCHAEOma2016 is designed to profit of  a multidisciplinary approach to give to the Cultural heritage community, from archaeologists to historians, conservators, engineers, material scientists, etc… a complete picture of the measurements utilizations and data treatments with the ultimate goal of increasing knowledge on the characterization and safeguard of archaeological and historic heritage, generally addressed in sectorial conferences.

METROARCHAEOma2016 will include "Live Demonstration - DEMOS" tracks to allow interactive and tangible forms of presentation.





The main topics include:

  • Metrology for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage
  • Methodologies, measurement techniques and data analysis
  • Sustainable methodologies and measurements for preventive conservation
  • Heritage Geomatics
  • Non-destructive techniques and testing systems for diagnostic applications
  • Ancient scientific instruments
  • Bioarchaeology and measurements for heritage food
  • Archaeometry
  • Computer Science and 3D survey


Please take into account that papers dealing with other Heritage science measurements are welcome as well.


Special sessions

Attending people are encouraged to propose Special Sessions on topics of interest, specifying the focus for the session before July 10th ma2016.     

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1st International Conference on Metrology for Archaeology 22.10.2015 09:00


















Special Session Proposal

July 10, ma2016

Abstract Submission

September 10, ma2016

Acceptance/Rejection Notification

September 20, ma2016

Early Registration

September 30, ma2016

Final Paper Submission

October 10, ma2016