The abstracts should not be less than 200 words and no more than 400. They should contain some introductory information about the objects or materials examined, a description of the aims of the work, the techniques used, and the results obtained so far, including a short interpretation. The above information is necessary in order to help convenors understand the work involved and to select the papers for oral or poster presentation.
Only papers whose subjects fall in one or more of the designated Sessions of the Symposium will be accepted for presentation. In general papers should deal with the development and/or application of scientific techniques for extracting information related to human activities in the past, including human biology and the past environment.

Papers that deal with weathering and deterioration of archaeological objects or monuments will be welcome provided they are relevant with one of the main themes of the Symposium.

Papers that deal solely with conservation techniques or development of materials for conservation are outside the scope of this conference and normally will not be accepted.

To submit your abstract, please fill in the enclosed form and return it to us by e-mail (ISA2010@usf.edu) by December 1st, 2009.

ABSTRACT FORM (click here to download the form)

Selection between Oral and Poster presentation:

The selection by the convenors of a paper for oral or poster presentation is not based only on the quality of scientific work but rather on how extensive and complete is a certain work and how wide is the specialization of the audience to whom it may be appealing. Preference for oral presentation will be given to papers that involve: 1) Integrated and multi-disciplinary approaches involving archaeologists; 2) Description of a well-defined archaeological or environmental problem and its solution or attempt to solve it; 3) Results concerning large geographic areas or periods in antiquity; and 4) Presentation of new, well-defined and well-documented advances in methodologies.

Posters are the highlight of the Symposium:
• Posters always generate more discussion, as there is more time for contact between authors and participants.
• Posters are placed in a spacious and adequately lighted room.
• The poster boards are large and placed sufficiently apart from each other, so each one stands out.
• Coffee is served in the poster room so participants have ready access to the posters.
• No other events are scheduled during the Poster Sessions.
• Posters of each session are on display for two days continuously.
• The Poster program is released at the same time as the oral papers, and printed with the same layout.
• There is absolutely no differentiation between poster and oral papers as regards publication of the proceedings.
• There are special prizes for the best student posters.