Science of Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technologies Conference (SAEMT), Cairo, 4-6 November, 2017
When : 2017-11-04 - 2017-11-06
Type : Symposium, Conference
We are delighted to announce the International Conference on the Science of Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technologies (SAEMT), to take place in Cairo in November 2017. The conference invites the submission of abstracts for papers and posters in English from international researchers who employ various archaeological sciences in their research on ancient Egyptian materials, their adoption, developments and technologies.

The conference’s aims are threefold: first, to provide a venue for specialists employing archaeological sciences to meet and to present their research and exchange ideas; second, to emphasise the importance of archaeological sciences and interdisciplinary approaches within Egyptology; third, to provide a space for those working within Egypt to discuss measures for overcoming limitations that hinder scientific applications in Egypt. Panel discussions will also explore topics such as access to the necessary reliable facilities to perform analyses and how to improve the levels and standards of analytical methods within Egypt.
The papers will be published in a peer reviewed publication.
Topics: We invite papers and posters dealing with archaeometric approaches to the following seven themes of the conference:
• Mining and quarrying: working at raw materials outcrops and stone tools technology.
• Building: State controlled and domestic construction materials and methods: stone, mud and wood.
• Pyro-technology: production and processing of metals, ceramics, glass, faience and frit.
• Graphic and aesthetic technologies: writing, painting and sculpture.
• Funerary technologies: materials and techniques connected with burial.
• Agricultural and food technology: subsistence, production and consumption.
• Domestic and local craft technologies: providing for the living and the dead - with textiles and leatherworking, carpentry, basketry, cosmetics, ivory and bone working.
Guide for posters and presentations:
Authors are invited to submit abstracts of no longer than 250 words by email to by 1stMarch, 2017. The form for the abstracts can be downloaded on our website. Please indicate whether you would like to give an oral presentation or a poster. Authors of selected papers and posters will be informed in May 2017.
Important Dates
15th November, 2016 Second call for papers
1st March, 2017 Deadline for submission of abstracts
May, 2017 Informing selected oral paper and posters
15th April-15th July, 2017 Early bird registration
16th July -16th October, 2017 Regular registration
4th-6th November, 2017 Conference
Conference fees:
 Professional (non-Egyptian foreigners): USD$170 (early bird USD$120).
 Professional (Egyptians): EGP600.
 Students (non-Egyptians with university ID): USD$80 (early bird USD$50).
 Students (Egyptians with university ID): EGP150.
 Fees for 40 Egyptian students or Ministry of Antiquities employees’ to register will be waived; for more information’s please contact
Conference fees include: conference package, conference lunches, coffee breaks, welcome reception and gala dinner.


Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), Kairo (Ägypten)

3, El Adel Abu Bakr St.
11211 Kairo - Zamalek


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Johanna Sigl
Wissenschaftliche Referentin
Abteilung Kairo
31, Sharia Abu el-Feda
11211 Kairo - Zamalek
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