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Archaeometric Research in Iran and its Neighbouring Regions: Recent Activities and Future Perspective | Part 3 Pigments and Colourful Materials

27. July 2022 @ 15:00 - 16:30

SPP-DFG 2176


Archaeometric Research in Iran and its Neighbouring Regions: Recent Activities and Future Perspective

We kindly invite you to our third session of our online-series ‘Archaeometric Research in Iran and Neighbouring Regions’ with lectures from and discussions among experts.The topic is on: Pigments and Colourful Materials

27/07/2022 – 3:00 to 4:30 pm CEST (5:30 – 7:00 pm Iranian Time)


Dr. Eline M.J. Schotsmans, Centre for Archaeological Science, University of Wollongong, Australia

Social differentiation and commemoration of the dead through pigment use. The example of Neolithic Çatalhöyük (7100-5950 cal BC) in Anatolia (Turkiye)


Dr. Alexander Nagel, State University of New York (SUNY), USA

Pigment to Stone: Scientific Investigations and the Realities of Surface Painting and Polychromies at Persepolis, Naqsh-e Rustam, Susa and Pasargadae 


Dr. Moujan Matin, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto; Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, Wolfson College, University of Oxford

Deep blue: Cobalt pigment from Kashan, and trade across the Silk Roads


Invited Experts (Discussion Panel): 

Dr. Omid Oudbashi, Art University of Isfahan, Iran


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 present two lectures with focus on one specific topic on Iran and its neighbouring regions discussed via archaeometric studies. The lectures are followed by a discussion that is chaired by invited experts. Topics include, for example, archaeometallurgy, ceramic analysis, stone and natural inorganic materials, building materials and masonry, pigments, and bioarchaeology and organic materials. 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, challenges 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 to participate with a lecture please write to dfg.spp@gmail.com.



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

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

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




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


27. July 2022
15:00 - 16:30
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Omid Oudbashi
(Art University of Isfahan)