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Subject: Seminar on archaeological science

Seminar on archaeological science

From: Elizabeth Peacock <elizabeth.peacock>
Date: Tuesday, August 3, 1999
ViTARK--seminar '99
Current Topics in Archaeological Science
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Trondheim, Norway
24-25 September 1999

Friday September 24


    Professor Axel Christophersen
    Chairman, Institute of Archaeology and Cultural History,
    Vitenskpasmuseum, NTNU.

Opening address

    Archaeological Science: Towards the New Millennium Professor
    Mark Pollard, Department of Archaeological Sciences, University
    of Bradford, UK.

The Study of Human Remains

        Death in a Cold Climate
        Dr. Gordon Turner-Walker, Faculty of Medicine, NTNU.

        Osteoporosis: a 20th Century Problem? Epidemiology and Risk
        Dr. Unni Syversen, Faculty of Medicine, NTNU.

        Forensic Archaeology
        Dr Robert Pastor, Department of Archaeological Sciences,
        University of Bradford, UK.

Ancient Biomolecules

        Lipids and Ancient Diseases
        Dr. Angela Gernaey, NRG, Fossil Fuels and Environmental
        Geochemistry, University of Newcastle, UK.

        Ancient DNA: Progress and Potential
        Dr. Terry Brown, Dept. of Biomolecular Sciences, UMIST, UK.

        Svealand in the Vendel and Viking Periods
        Dr. Kirstin Liden, Archaeological Research Laboratory,
        University of Stockholm, Sweden.

Archaeological Prospection

        Archaeological Prospecting--A View from the UK
        Andrew David and Paul Linford, Ancient Monuments Laboratory,
        English Heritage, London, UK.

Saturday September 25

Dating Techniques

        Radiocarbon Dating
        Steinar Gulliksen, Radiocarbon Laboratory, Institute of
        Archaeology, Vitenskapsmuseum, NTNU.

        Tree-rings and Shipwrecks: 'Dendroprovenancing' of
        Shipwrecks from Viking to Modern Times
        Aoife Daly and Niels Bonde, Natural Science Research Unit,
        National Museum of Denmark, Denmark.

Artefact Studies

    Minting the Archbishops' Coins
    Otto Lohne, Materials Technology, SINTEF, Trondheim.

    Report from the National Swedish Project on the Deterioration of
    Archaeological Metal Artefacts in Soil
    Dr. Anders G. Nord, National Heritage Board, Stockholm, Sweden.

The Study of Ancient Environments

    The South Scandinavian Bronze Age Burial Mounds: Experiments and
    Scientific Analysis
    Mads Kahler Holst, Department for Prehistoric Archaeology,
    University of Aarhus, Denmark.

    Isostatic Recovery and Changes in the Landscape in South
    Arne J Reite, The Geological Survey of Norway (NGU), Trondheim.

Taphonomic Studies

    A New EU Project to Study the Degradation of Archaeological Bone
    Material in the Soil
    Dr. Anders Nord and Kate Tronner, National Heritage Board,
    Stockholm, Sweden.

    Remote Monitoring of the Burial Environment and its Application
    to Taphonomic Studies
    Dr. Elizabeth Peacock, Institute of Archaeology,
    Vitenskapsmuseum, NTNU.

Seminar Details

Venue: ViTARK--seminar '99 will be take place in the auditorium at
Suhmhuset, Vitenskapsmuseet, Erling Skakkesgt. 47, Trondheim,

Seminar Evening Reception: On Friday evening, there will be a
reception at Suhmhuset. The cost is Kr.150, payable upon

Accommodation: The Seminar Secretariat is not arranging
accommodation for participants. Information on a range of
accommodation is available upon request.

Registration: There is no registration fee for ViTARK--seminar '99,
however, space is limited. The Registration Form can be found at the
seminar's web site <URL:>. This
can be printed and completed, or filled out and submitted on-line.

The last date for registration is 17th September 1999. Completed
registration forms can be mailed or faxed (+ 47-73-592238) to:
ViTARK - seminar '99, Ark. Inst., Vitenskapsmuseet / NTNU, N-7491
Trondheim, NORWAY

Payment: Fees for the seminar evening reception must be paid in
advance. Participants from abroad may pay at the opening of the
seminar. Payment is made to: Ark.inst., Vitenskapsmuseet, Erling
Skakkesgt. 47b, N-7491 Trondheim, NORWAY

Bank information: Den norske bank, Sondregt. 12, N-7011 Trondheim,
NORWAY. Account: 5361.06.05164, Attn: pro 590056

Further Information: Contact the Seminar Secretary, Tove Kristensen
at +47 73592170 or tove.kristensen [at] vm__ntnu__no.

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