Zurich, CH: workshop on connections between AMS dating and looted antiquities


The meeting will be held at ETH, Zürich, Switzerland on November 16-17, 2017. Eight presentation will introduce the problems around the antiquities and ilicite art trade. Round of short presentations by representatives of AMS laboratories; sharing experiance and practice in dating antiquites.

Organiser, contact

ETH Zürich (Hönggerberg) – Ion Beam Physics
Otto-Stern-Weg 5, 8093 Zürich, Switzerland
Contact: Dr. Irka Hajdas; email: hajdas@phys.ethz.ch

10:30-11:00 Eric Huysecom, Irka Hajdas, Anne Mayor, Marc-André Renold, H.-A. Synal: Protection of the Past—how can science help?
11:00-11:30 Samuel Hardy: The market for conflict antiquities and fake conflict antiquities
13:30-14:00 Donna Yates: Trafficing Culture- Archaeologists and criminologists are looking at ways to combat the illicit trade in antiquities
14:00-14:30 Gino Caspari: “The impact of looting on archaeology in the Eurasian steppe – A case study”
15:30-17:00 Laboratory practices and discussions
17:00 visit to AMS lab

9:00-9:30 Vincent Negri: Authenticity, Integrity & Provenance: Three Matrixes for International Cultural Heritage Law.
9:30-10:00 Victoria Reed: A Case Study in Restitution: the Return of African Antiquities from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

See also the following article on the topic by researchers from the AMS laboratory, ETH Zurich: Huysecom, E., Hajdas, I., Renold, M., Synal, H., & Mayor, A. (2017). The “Enhancement” of Cultural Heritage by AMS Dating: Ethical Questions and Practical Proposals. Radiocarbon, 59(2), 559-563. doi:10.1017/RDC.2016.79

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