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HARD SCIENCES - HARD SCIENCES

Hard Sciences - 2022.

International Seminar - International Seminar

May 26th May 27th - BRITISH SCHOOL AT ROME - VIA GRAMSCI 61, 00197 ROME



“HARD SCIENCES”, HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE MIDDLE AGES: TOWARDS NEW PARADIGMS?
“HARD SCIENCES”, HISTORY AND ARCHEOLOGY OF THE MIDDLE AGES: TOWARDS NEW PARADIGMS?

Scientific Committee:
Alessandra Molinari and Chris Wickham

May 26th

10,00 - Institutional Welcomes
10,30 - Alessandra Molinari - Introductory remarks

ENVIRONMENT, CLIMATE AND AGRICULTURE
11, 00 - Adam Izdebski, A. Masi - What to do with the new sciences of the past? A social-ecological systems approach to history
11,30 - Kristina Sessa - Writing Cultural History with Palaeoscience: An Argument Against Consilience
12,00 - Girolamo Fiorentino - Recent advances in archeobotanical research and new challenges in Medieval archeology
12,30 -13,30 Discussion
13,30-15,00 Lunch

MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES
15,00 - Juan Antonio Quirós Castillo - The "scientific turn" of historical disciplines on the Middle Ages in the light of the experience of Alava's research program (2005-2022)
15,30 - Giovanna Bianchi - Two Tuscan lagoon environments between the Early and Central Medieval period: an example of integrated approach between archeology and the hard sciences
16,00 - Enrico Giannichedda - Hard sciences and soft stomach
16,30-17,00 - Coffee Break
17,00 pm - Michael McCormick - The Initiative for the Science of the Human Past and the Max Planck-Harvard Research Center for Archaeoscience: Ideas, structures, projects
17,30-18,30 - Discussion

May 27th

HEALTH, DIET, GENEALOGY
9,30 - Martin OH Carver, Oliver Craig - Joined-up analysis: what life sciences do and don't tell us about the dead
10,00 - A.Bini, AL Smith, M. Milanese - Bioarchaeological approach to human remains from cemetery areas to reconstruct a new biological history of the medieval Sardinian population
10,30 - Zuzana Hofmanova - Interdisciplinarity on an example of archaeogenetic research of Early Middle Ages

11,00 - Coffee Break
11,30 - Alessandra Pecci - Interpreting the results of organic residue analysis
12,00-13,00 - Discussion
13,00-15,00 Lunch

PRODUCTION AND EXCHANGE: POTTERY AND GLASS
15,00 - Yona Waksman - From carefully designed research to serendipity, and back
15,30 - Claudio Capelli, Roberto Cabella - The contribution of petrographic analyzes of ceramics to the reconstruction of the routes of goods, people and ideas
16,00 - Elisabetta Neri - Archaeometry of glass: towards the construction of historical-archaeological indicators
16,30-17,00 Coffee Break
17,00 - 18,00 - Discussion
18,30 - Chris Wickham - Concluding Remarks