The Conference

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Science and Technology of Archaeological Research

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The Historical Metallurgy Society




Archaeometallurgy in Europe International Conference is being organized every four years since 2003, in Milan (2003), Grado-Aquileia (2007) and Bochum (2011). The Madrid Edition to be held in June 2015 represents the consolidation of the most important forum for scientific discussion on early metalworking in Europe and far abroad. All this has been possible thanks to the support and generosity of many researchers and institutions, but most of all we have to thank every participant who attended the last three conferences.

Our main purpose this year is putting together all the interdisciplinary knowledge and regional studies we have been accumulating and negotiate a historical picture that will permit us to face future challenges. We are in the best position to set up the agenda for the next decade on condition that we are able to mark a start, and run together… in different directions. Research must be diverse and discussion welcome, but we are responsible for setting the rules of the game. This is our compromise.

The scientific meeting will take place in Madrid from the 1st to the 3th of June 2015 and it is organised by the Institute of History of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in collaboration with the National Center for Metallurgical Research (CENIM-CSIC), the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), The National Archaeological Museum and the German Archaeological Institute (DAI-Madrid).



AIE 2015 Madrid Edition supports the work of Historical Metallurgy Society and announces the HMS Prize and grants (under the tab Call for Papers).