Western European Acheulean Project (WEAP) A noter / Autour de la Préhistoire 1st Palaeontological Virtual Congress

39th Association for Environmental Archaeology Conference

Congrès, colloques, réunions


du 29 novembre 2018 au 1er décembre 2018
Aarhus University
- Moesgaard Museum and Department of Archaeology & Heritage Studies




Some of the earliest applications of ecological knowledge in archaeology (if not even the start of human palaeoecology itself) are traceable to mid-19th century Denmark. Back then, archaeologists and natural scientists started collaborating to study anthropogenic shell deposits known as køkkenmøddinger (kitchen middens). The early studies on these well-preserved sites probably represent the first truly interdisciplinary excavation projects in the history of archaeology. These addressed research themes still relevant to environmental archaeology and archaeological science today, such as environmental and vegetational changes, site formation processes, plant and animal exploitation, seasonality of human behaviour, subsistence and diet.


As we are in the course of another ‘scientific revolution’ in archaeology, with the development of biomolecular archaeology and ancient DNA, all the aforementioned topics are relevant for the AEA meeting in Aarhus. Papers merging different methods of environmental and biomolecular archaeology will be particularly welcome, as well as contributions on the human palaeoecology of Scandinavia and northern Europe. Oral presentations and posters dealing with methods which have not been applied on Scandinavian contexts previously, are also relevant for this conference.


The objective of the conference is to highlight recent developments in scientific approaches in archaeology, with a particular (albeit not exclusive) focus on northern Europe. Papers merging common methods for the study of human palaeoecology from the following sub-disciplines are particularly welcome:
- Archaeobotany
- Biomolecular Archaeology
- Geoarchaeology
- Human osteoarchaeology
- Palaeogenetics
- Radiocarbon dating
- Vegetation history and palynology
- Zooarchaeology


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