The first workshop of the ACCS Network took place from 29th April to 1st May 2022 at the Archaeological base in Malko Gradishte village, Bulgaria.
During the days of the workshop, under the scientific guidance and expertise of Prof. Dr. Dr.Sc. Ilya Prokopov, the participants were able to explore and test a variety of practices for the identification of forgery techniques.
The international team was involved in intensive discussions and conducted practical experiments, amongst which XRF analyses on test materials.
Together with the colleagues from the ACCS Network from Bulgaria and Germany, specialists from diverse institutions from Bulgaria and abroad attended the workshop, creating thus the opportunity not just to exchange experience but also to extend the ACCS Network. A key aspect of the event was the opportunity for the invited young scholars and students to acquire a new set of skills in the area of numismatics.
On the last day of the work program, the scholars visited important archaeological sites in the region (the Mezek Tomb and the Gluhite kamani rock-cut complex).
The workshop was a successful first event from a series of such planned by the ACCSN.