Al V-lea Simpozion Balcanic de Arheometrie

The Fifth Balkan Symposium of Archaeometry 2016 will take place between 25-29 September 2016 in the Carpathian resort of Sinaia, Romania. This will be the 5th edition of a tradition that began in 2008 in Ohrid (Macedonia) and continued in 2010 in Istanbul, in 2012 in Bucharest and in 2014 Nesebar (Bulgaria).

The title chosen for this year’s event is: „Bridging Science and Heritage”. The organizers of the symposium are “Horia Hulubei” National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH) Bucharest-Magurele and the University of Bucharest.

The Symposium will be focused on the application of modern physical and chemical methods in archaeometry, including nuclear methods and techniques used in dating, in the analysis, investigation and characterization of ancient artifacts, as well as their conservation and consolidation. Subjects from the related fields of archaeology and art history will be included.


The Symposium program will include invited lectures, oral and poster presentations on the following topics:

  • Analytical methods for cultural heritage diagnostics
  • Lithic materials
  • Archaeometallurgy
  • Radiocarbon Dating
  • GIS applications
  • Preservation of cultural heritage – conservation and restoration
  • Optoelectronic applications