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Scientific Program

Wednesday 24/9/2008
14.00-16.30 Registration

Session I - Bioarchaeology/Paleopathology
Chairs: C. Greenblatt - T. O'Connor


Keynote lecture
D. Brothwell. On the potential value of a comparative paleopathology.

17.00-17.20 H. E.C. Koon, M. J. Collins. A biomarker to detect sub-clinical scurvy in archaeological populations.
17.20-17.40 V. Vanna. The contribution of paleopathology to archaeology: Social inferences drawn form the study of osteoarthritis.
17.40-18.00 S. Assis, R. Barbosa, A. L. Santos. Non-masticatory use of teeth in roman individuals from monte caparica-portugal.


A. Graefen, D. Piombino-Mascali, P. Gostner, A.R. Zink. A rare case of metastazing carcinoma in an early medieval skeleton from northern Italy.

18.20-18.40 P. Tritsaroli. Intentional cranial vault modification in an early Byzantine population from Greece.
18.40-19.00 Discussion
19.00-19.30 Coffee Break

Plenary lecture
D. Ortner. Anatomy and radiology synergism in research on archaeological human remains.

21.00 Welcome Dinner
Thursday 25/9/2008
Session II - Paleopathology/Paleoepidemiology/History of Medicine
Chairs: D. Brothwell - O. Dutour

Keynote lecture
P. Mitchell. A biomedical approach to health in the Crusades.

09.30-09.50 M. Liston, S. Fox, L. P. Day. An overview of trepanation in ancient Greece.
09.50-10.10 G. Palfi, E. Molnar. Paleopathology and paleoepidemiology of specific infectious diseases from South-East Hungary.
10.10-10.30 G. Iliopoulos, P. Epitropakis, V. Stamatakis, S. Lyrakis, D. Kastelianakis, I. Stathi. The paleopathology of a late Venetian rural Cretan population.
10.30-10.50 A. Touwaide. Mapping diseases of the Ancient world.
10.50-11.10 D. Christodoulou, Description of the plaque: clinical findings in the first two pandemics. Similarities and differences.
11.10-11.30 Discussion

Coffee Break

Session III - Paleoradiology
Chairs: C. Trompoukis - E. Abaci-Kalfoglou
12.00-12.30 Keynote lecture
T. O'Connor. Evaluating film and digital radiography for the imaging and diagnosis of osteoarchaeological lesions.
12.30-12.50 R. Chemm. Paleoradiology: Investigating the human past.
12.50-13.10 F. Cortesao e Silva, A. L. Santos. Exploring the use of 3D CT in the anthropological study of Roman cinerary urns.
13.10-13.30 E. Sfakiotakis, M. Papadakis, M. Maravelakis, M. Fragioudaki, A. Manios. Study of the morphology of archaeological skeletal material with stereolithography.
13.30-13.45 Discussion
13.45-16.00 Lunch Break
Session IV - Biomolecular methods
Chairs: M. Richards - R. David
16.00-16.30 Keynote lecture
C. Greenblatt. Ancient Tuberculosis - Recovery of pathogen DNA.
16.30-16.50 E. Abaci-Kalfoglou, S. Ozcan, G. Petridis, H. Yukseloglou, Y. Kocias, S. Atasoy. Extraction/isolation techniques for ancient mtDNA.
16.50-17.10 S. Ozcan, Y. Işcan, E. Abaci-Kalfoglou. Ancient DNA analysis for the kinship determination of Urartu burials.
17.10-17.30 K. O. Lorentz. Biomolecular methods in archaeology: Reconstructing life from human remains at 3rd millennium BC Shahr-e Sokhte (Sistan, Iran).
17.30-17.40 Discussion
17.40-18.00 Coffee Break
Session V - Chemical analysis (diet/migration)
Chairs: S. Fox - C. Bourbou
18.00-18.30 Keynote lecture
M. Richards. Diet in prehistoric Greece: The biomolecular evidence.
18.30-18.50 C. White. Advancing biomedical archaeology with isotopic anthropology.
18.50-19.10 A. Nafplioti. Population movement in the bronze age south Aegean: Evidence from strontium isotope ration analysis (87Sr/86Sr).
19.10-19.30 E. Vika. Temporal and Spatial Variations in Diet in Prehistoric Thebes: a study of δ13C and δ15N.
19.30-19.45 Discussion
21.00 Official Dinner
Friday 26/9/2008
Session VI - Biomedical methods in mummy studies
Chairs: P. Mitchell - R. Chhem
09.00-09.30 Keynote lecture
R. David. Ancient Egyptian mummies: A scientific resource for studying diet, disease and treatment.
09.30-09.50 A. Kristóf-Lilla, G. Palfi, I.Pap, G.Tóth, Z.Végvári, F.Fazekas, I.Szikossy, L.Pohárnok , E.Riedl & A.Kustár. 3D printing from the CT skull data and facial reconstruction of two mummies – Baroness Antonia Tauber and the archbishop of Kalocsa Pal Szechenyi.
09.50-10.10 L. Pohárnok, T. Kerényi, I. Szikossy, I. Pap, R. Istók, P. Hargittai, E. Riedl, T. Glasz, G. Tóth, G. Pálfi, A. Kristóf- Lilla. Paleoradiological and other non-invasive examinations of the late archbishop of Kalocsa, Pal Szechenyi’s mummy.
10.10-10.30 Discussion
10.30-11.00 Coffee Break
Session VII - Documentary and artistic evidence on health and disease
Chairs: A. Touwaide - D. Michaelides
11.00-11.30 Keynote lecture
S. Geroulanos. Ancient Greek votives and vases depicting medical subjects.
11.30-11.50 A. Aranda. The nature phenomena in the Corpus Hippocraticum viewed by the ancient Greek traveler doctors.
11.50-12.10 U. Mayer-Chissick. The temperament of bread: A case study on the function of medicine in the Medieval Arab diet and nutrition.
12.10-12.30 G. Cobolet. Medical Digital Library and historical e-resources at the Academic Medical Library of Paris (BIUM).
12.30-12.45 Discussion
12.45-13.15 Coffee Break
13.15-14.15 Closing lecture
O. Dutour. Paleoepidemiology of infectious diseases: Ancient bones, books and molecules.
R. Chemm-C. Trompoukis. Concluding Remarks