6-9 Sep 2017 Bordeaux (France)

Thanks !

Thank you for participating to EMAC in Bordeaux !

We hope you enjoyed the meeting in Bordeaux, and will see you in Barcelona in 2019 !

Don't forget to send your paper for publication in ArcheoSciences (guidelines for authors) to Philippe LANOS (philippe.lanos[at]univ-rennes1.fr).

Videos of invited conferences are available on the IRAMAT website.

EMAC2017 final

Reminder !

Oral presentation: 15 min + 5 min discussion

Poster sessions: A0 portrait

The final programme: here.

All the posters exhibited by day and by sessions: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.

The 14th EMAC will be held in the Agora du Haut-Carré. The Agora is located on the campus of Bordeaux universities. It can be easily reached by foot or by public transport.

The closest tram station is "Forum" (line B): access map to the meeting.


Welcome in Bordeaux !

Welcome to Bordeaux, we are very pleased to welcome you to the Domaine Universitaire du Haut-Carré for this 2017 edition.

You will find information about arrival, conference venue and accomodation in the different sections of the website.




Dear colleagues,

In order to welcome you in the best conditions, it is necessary that you register online even if the payment is delayed.

For all latecomers, as of July 10, register with "payment on the spot", booking is still open for the conference diner and the tour to Arcachon. Only cash will be accepted (an ATM is at your disposal 100 m away from the meeting venue).

We remind you that for all communications including posters, you must pay the registration fee.

  • Regular price: 250 €
  • Student fee (required proof *): 180 €

Reminder: Registration fees include coffee breaks and lunches, as well as the book of abstracts.

* A valid proof of student status attesting to a Masters or Doctoral degree in a higher education institution should be sent (emac2017@sciencesconf.org).

Social programme

Public Conference

To introduce this 14th edition of the European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics, we will be pleased to host Dr Valentine Roux, CNRS Research Director, for a public lecture (in french) entitled "Des Céramiques et des Hommes."

The conference will take place on Tuesday 5 September at 6 pm at the Musée d’Aquitaine in Bordeaux.



Social events

During the week of the meeting, several events are proposed:

  • Wednesday (09/06) from 6 PM: welcome cocktail, offered to all participants!
  • Thursday (09/07) from 9 PM: conference diner (extra fees, reservations required, limited places).
  • Saturday (09/09): excursion to the Bassin d'Arcachon (extra fees, reservations required, limited places).

Enrollment in the social program takes place at the same time as registration for the conference. Please note that the number of attendees for the social program is limited: reservations are recorded in the order of arrival of the registrations.



The next EMAC will be held in Bordeaux (France) from the 6th to 9th of September 2017. This 14th edition is organized by the Research Institute on Archaeomaterials (IRAMAT-CRP2A), a joint laboratory of the French National Center for Scientific Research and Bordeaux Montaigne University, part of the Bordeaux Archaeological Science Cluster of excellence.


Université Bordeaux Montaigne   CNRS   LaScArBx   IdEx Bordeaux   Investissement d'avenir   Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine


The European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics (EMAC) is a biennial conference convening scholars and young researchers, both from humanities and sciences.

In accordance with former editions, the aim of this 14th meeting is to promote interdisciplinary and integrated studies of ancient ceramics. Scientists with diverse academic backgrounds are encourage to share expertise for solving issues on production processes, dissemination and use, and up to alteration and conservation. New approaches and methodological developments are presented in terms of analytical and measuring techniques, data processing and interpretation.

The topics of this 14th edition are :

  • Environmental and raw material studies (clay, temper, fuel...);
  • Gestures and techniques (chaîne-opératoire, production processes, object biography...);
  • Ceramic function and use (organic residues, use-wear analysis...);
  • Provenance and networks;
  • Technical ceramics (metallurgy, glass making...);
  • Slips and glazes;
  • New methodologies and data analysis (3D, portable and non invasive techniques, statistics...);
  • Chronology.

 Miroir d'eau, Bordeaux (B. Lebrun)


Abstracts submission

Online abstracts submission is now closed. All the proposals have been evaluated evaluated by the Scientific Committee.


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