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2010-08-06
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2010-06-17
Scientific Program available
The schedule of the presentations is available here:
http://mecc2010.org/program/

2010-04-26
Abstract acceptance started
Today we have started with the abstract acceptance notification process. Because of the high number of MECC + IMA abstracts (~1680) and because of the longer submission and shorter evaluation periods, that process will take about one week.
All abstract rejections were communicated earlier.
Please wait for your personal abstract acceptance e-mail in the coming week. Please contact us for an earlier confirmation only if you really need it urgently.
Contact person: Robert Hohol
hoholr@diamond-congress.hu

WSC2: Siliceous rocks and their nomenclature - an interface of mineralogy, petrography and archeology (workshop)

Date: August 24 (pre-conference)

Venue: Hungarian National Museum, Budapest (Hungary)

Sponsors: Hungarian National Museum

Contact person: Katalin T. Bíró (Hungarian National Museum, tbk@ace.hu)

Convenor: Josip Halamić (Croatian Geological Survey)

Invited speakers: to be announced later

Length (days): 1

Brief summary: Siliceous rocks are significant elements of human material culture from the earliest times. Their investigation involves mineralogical, petrographic and geochemical aspects. As markers of prehistoric and early historic trade and movements, a special branch of provenance studies is emerging for their investigation. A major drawback in these studies is the lack of universal understanding on nomenclature and the lack of proper forum to discuss these issues. The workshop is intended to discuss and give guidelines in the terminology of siliceous rocks to be followed in mineralogical, petrographical and petroarchaeological practice.

No. of sessions: 2 (morning and afternoon; lectures, presentations and discussion)

No. of participants: max. 50

Level (suggested to): researchers

Price per participant: no registration fee

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