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Archaeometric Research in Iran and its Neighbouring Regions: Recent Activities and Future Perspective | Part 1 Archaeometallurgy

20. October 2021 @ 16:30 - 18:00

(6:00 – 7:30 pm Iranian Time)


We kindly invite you to our first session of our monthly online-series ‘Archaeometric Research in Iran and Neighbouring Regions’ with lectures from and discussions among experts.

This month’s topic is on: Archaeometallurgy in Iran and its Neighbouring Region Anatolia


*Archaeological Traces of High Carbon Steel Metallurgy in Anatolia*

Ümit Güder, Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow at Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf, Germany


*Golden Shade: Recent Studies on Tin Bronze Metallurgy in the Iron Age of Iran*

Omid Oudbashi, Art University of Isfahan, Iran


Invited Experts (Discussion Panel):

Dr. Nima Nezafati, Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum (German Mining Museum Bochum)

Prof. Dr. Vincent Pigott, Consulting Scholar Asian Section University of Pennsylvania Museum


Please register and obtain your link for this workshop session


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


General Information on this online workshop series:

According to archaeological studies, the Iranian Plateau can be considered as an important region in the ancient Near East. Furthermore, the study of archaeological materials from the Iranian Plateau using cutting edge technology has brought new insight during the last decades. Archaeometric studies identified significant characteristics in the relationship between human and nature for a wide range of periods of the Iranian Plateau’s history. However, many archaeological questions concerning, for example, life, trade and technology still need to be answered using different kinds of methods and tools.

During each session we will present two lectures with focus on one specific topic on Iran and its neighbouring regions discussed via archaeometric studies and followed by a discussion that is chaired by two to three invited experts. Topics include archaeometallurgy, ceramic analysis, stone and natural inorganic materials, building material and masonry, pigments, organic materials and bioarchaeology, just to mention a few; each session will last approximately 60 – 90 min.

The aim of this online series is to exhibit an overview of archaeometric research performed on Iranian cultural materials and in relation to neighbouring regions. We intend to not only discuss the results but also to identify advantages, problems and new potentials in the study of ancient material culture. In summary, we aim to develop a forum for the discourse on archaeometric studies and its future in Iran and the neighbouring regions among researchers.

The online-series is established and performed within the SPP-DFG 2176 programme: ‘The Iranian Highlands: Resiliences and Integration of Premodern Societies’. We also welcome interested scholars to participate presenting a lecture. If you are interested, please contact Sepideh Jamshidi Yeganeh (see below).


Dr. Omid Oudbashi, Art University of Isfahan (Coordinator) in collaboration with the

German Archaeological Institute

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum

Freie Universität Berlin

Executive Committee

Dr. Kristina A. Franke, Ruhr-Universität Bochum and Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum

Nicolas Schimerl (MA), Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum

Sepehr Bahadori (MSc), Art University of Isfahan

Scientific Committee

Dr. Omid Oudbashi, Art University of Isfahan

Dr. Kristina A. Franke, Ruhr-Universität Bochum and Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum

Dr. Nima Nezafati, Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum

Prof. Dr. Thomas Stöllner, Ruhr-Universität Bochum and Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum


Sepideh Jamshidi Yeganeh: dfg.spp@gmail.com

All announcements will be published online via https://iranhighlands.com/ (DFG-SPP2176), www.richt.ir (RICHT) and https://en.aui.ac.ir/ (Art University of Isfahan).


20. October 2021
16:30 - 18:00
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