The association was established by a scientific committee formed as part of the 'Use-Wear 2012' conference. That committee voted to place Dr. Richard Fullagar as the president of the association and Dr. Veerle Rots as vice president.

Welcome by the conference chair

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the very first Association of Archaeological Wear and Residue Analysts (AWRANA) conference, hosted by the Material Culture Studies group of the Faculty of Archaeology at Leiden University, the Netherlands.

Keynote speakers