Association for the Study of Marble and Other Stones used in Antiquity



7th International Conference


             Thassos, Greece 15 – 20 September 2003













The 7th ASMOSIA Conference in Thassos is already history. Old and new colleagues and friends got together and spent 4 days in the beautiful traditional building of Kalogeriko, sharing their knowledge and results. A hundred papers were presented, admittedly of high standards, combining scientific results and Archaeology or History of Art in the most meaningful way. This was followed by two field trips, one by coach to the amazing huge ancient quarry site of Aliki and one by boat to the ancient dolomitic quarries of Vathy and Saliara. The expected rough sea prevented unfortunately a very small number of colleagues to get on board but finally the sea was not as bad as we feared and the trip was educational and fan.




  Group photo of ASMOSIA VII participants outside the villa of Spidel in the cultural park at Limenaria (Photo taken by Rosario Platania)




Unfortunately, some colleagues could not attend the Conference for health reasons; we wish them all the best for a fast recovery and hope to see them in the next Conference.





A relic located at the Aliki quarries (photo by Susan Kane)







The list of participants in now on the web and can be downloaded. The details of several participants are still missing, so please check your name and details for any missing information and errors and let us know:








The Proceedings of the 7th International ASMOSIA Conference held in Thassos, 15-20 September 2003, will be published in a supplementary volume of the Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique (BCH), the journal published by the French School at Athens. The Director of the French School prof. Dominique Muliez has kindly offered this publication opportunity to our Conference.


The process of reviewing, revising and editing of the submitted papers has now been completed. The final manuscripts and illustrations are now in the French School in Athens and are prepared for the publication. Proofs will be sent to authors in .pdf files for the final corrections.


The Proceedings will be most probably published in volume 51 of BCH. Confirmation of that and expected time of publication will come a bit later. The list of papers included in the volume can be seen and downloaded from here.