The session will focus on the application of various sciences (mineralogy, petrography, geochemistry, geology, chemistry, physics etc.) to the study and conservation of the cultural heritage. This includes archaeological ceramics, glass, gemstones, lithic tools, and other artefacts, as well as historical buildings and ancient settlements. The achievements in the use of new techniques allow inferring mineralogical, geological as well as archaeological and historical information from the cultural heritage and the paleoenvironment. The session will offer a good opportunity to bring together geologists and mineralogists, archaeologists, chemists, physicists, engineers and other people engaged in this area to discuss advances, problems and solutions for a variety of archaeometric topics in smaller thematic blocks.