November 22nd – 23rd, 2013
Rome, Italy 

Call for Papers & Abstracts

Registration and Submission

Thank you all for coming! It was great!

Now, could you, please, answer to few questions about the workshop? Thanks.

Forensic Archaeology as “an expanding branch of archaeological investigation in which the methods and approaches of archaeology are applied to legal problems and in connection with the work of courts of law”.

The American University of Rome is organising an International Workshop on Forensic Science and Archaeology, a free scientific symposia devoted to the advancements in forensic archaeology. The conference is aimed at presenting a wide range of scientific and technical information of high standard to archaeologists, scientists, and police investigators.

The goal of the workshop is to spread knowledge about forensic archaeology and its use, as well as, to provide a unique possibility to participants to exchange ideas about the
advances in their work and discuss their results. The official language of the conference is English.


The workshop will be based on two different aspects of forensic archaeology. The topic of the first day will be “Locating Crime Sites”, and the topic of the second day will be “Analysing Crime Sites”. 

Contributions on “Locating Crime Sites” are solicited on (but not limited to):

Contributions on “Analysing Crime Sites” are solicited on (but not limited to):


ü      Remote Sensing

ü      Geophysics

ü      Photogrammetry

ü      Spatial/Aerial Image Analysis

ü      Airborne

ü      LiDAR

ü      Cartography

ü      Topography

ü      Geospatial imagery

ü      Digital Imaging

ü      Non-Destructive Techniques

ü      Geomorphology


ü      Archaeology

ü      Geoarchaeology

ü      Pedology

ü      Anthropology

ü      Archaeobotany

ü      Osteoarchaeology

ü      Palaeopathology

ü      Bioarchaeology

ü      Archaeozoology

ü      Taphonomy

ü      Funeral Archaeology

ü      Paleogenetics

Abstract Submission:

Authors are invited to directly submit papers of about 150 words, including a clear indication on the preferred topic, and no more than an image. Papers should present original and pertinent work not submitted or published elsewhere. The Technical Review Panel will decide the submissions relevance and corresponding authors will be notified on the acceptance or rejection of the abstract.

Authors are requested to provide a high quality, A4 Microsoft Word version of their manuscript. Note that all manuscripts must be written in English. Authors should proofread all text for spelling and grammar.