International Symposium on Archaeometry 2024, University of Melbourne

International Symposium on Archaeometry 2024, University of Melbourne

From May 27th to June 1st, Rosie Crawford, Kate Klesner, Jasmine Vieri and Marcos Martinón-Torres attended the 2024 International Symposium on Archaeometry at the University of Melbourne, Australia. In her podium presentation, ‘Variability in chaînes opératoires for negative painted pottery from Nariño, Colombia’, Kate shared the results of ongoing archaeometric analyses of Nariño ceramics, including geometric morphometric and chemical analyses. Remaining on the topic of ceramics, Rosie presented a poster of REVERSEACTION’s investigations into the application of 3D geometric morphometrics to the assessment of intra-vessel variation of hand-built ceramics. The devised method was applied to a small corpus of vessels from Site 137 in the Nariño region of Colombia, and the team hope to apply it in other cases moving forward. Finally, Jasmine gave a podium presentation on her computational research into the inter-regional movement and life histories of Muisca goldwork: ‘Reintegrating the local into the global: intra-regional movements and the symbolic values of imported Muisca gold (Colombia, AD 600-1600)’.  All in all, it was a very successful trip, having sparked new international relationships, and many meaningful conversations! We would like to thank the conference organisers, and sponsors, for a fantastic week @socarchsci #ISAMelb2024