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William J. Clinton Auditorium

Submission Deadline: 15th JUNE 2014

We welcome proposals drawing from different fields to understand the involvement of people with stone and its significance, from any period and geographical context, around these themes:

  - The moving, trade, and exchange of stone
  - Sensory perception and engagement with stone
  - The reinterpretation of stone through experimental approaches
  - The ritualistic and symbolic meaning of stone
  - The transformation of stone from its sourcing to its final deposition
  - Stone and monumentality

 Abstracts of 300 words for papers and posters should be sent to  culturesofstone+abstracts@gmail.com
  For details on submission, conference registration and programme please visit  http://culturesofstone.eu.pn/

 On behalf of the Cultures of Stone conference committee:

 Bernard Gilhooly
 Niamh Kelly
 Sol Mallía-Guest
 A. David Newell


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Dear colleagues,

You will find enclosed information on the International Conference Heritage and Conflict. Lesson to safeguard Syrian Heritage, which will be held in Santander (Spain) in April, the 23th and 24th 2014.

In this conference, experts from several countries in the Mediterranean area (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Libya) with hands-on experience in safeguarding cultural heritage during the conflicts which devastated their countries will discuss the possible measures to be taken to reduce the risks of the damage to Syria’s heritage as well as measures to fight the illegal excavations and illicit traffic in artefacts during the Syrian conflict.

Those interested in participating in the Conference can send their names and coordinates to the following address: heritageandconflict@unican.es. More information can be gathered at the webpage: http://www.unican.es/iiipc/investigacion/HeritageandConflict.htm

Sorry for cross postings.

Best wishes,
The organization committee:
Jesús González Urquijo (IIIPC, University of Cantabria)
Rene Teijgeler and Isber Sabrine (NGO Heritage for Peace)
Juan José Ibáñez (Spanish National Research Council, CSIC)
Secretary of the conference: Talía Lazúen ((PACEA, CNRS-University of Bordeaux)

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ICREA Conference on Small-Scale Societies
(Archaeological case studies and anthropological investigations)

We are please to announce that due to the many requests we have received, we are extending the deadline for abstract submission to the ICREA Conference on Small-scale Societies and Environmental Transformations: Co-Evolutionary Dynamics. The new deadline is April 15th and confirmation of acceptance will be notified by April 30th.

Information on the conference and the submission procedure can be found in the attached document and on the conference website: www.s3et.net. 

(on behalf of the organizing committee) 


Dear Colleagues,

We are organizing a session for the XVII World Congress of the International Union for Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences (UISPP) which will take place in Burgos (Spain) from the 1st to the 7th of September 2014:

A17c. Microscopic determination of hafting technology: use-wear and residues

All conference papers must be sent to each session organizer through the congress web site (www.burgos2014uispp.com) by the 30th of April 2014 with the following information (in English or French): Title, author's name (or the responsible person in case of teams), e-mail, reference institution, abstract and keywords. Congress participants need to inform the organization concerning the session in which they want to be included (communications and/or posters) by May 31, 2014. As session coordinators, we invite you to participate in the proposed session, and we would be very pleased if you would accept this invitation.  We consider to publish the papers of this session in a special issue of an internationally reviewed journal.

Should you have any questions, please let us know.

Best wishes,

Robert Sala robert.sala@urv.cat,
Juan F. Gibaja, jfgibaja@gmail.com
Veerle Rots
Xavier Terradas
Belén Márquez
Juan José Ibáñez

A17c-Microscopic determination of hafting technology: use-wear and residues

(Robert Sala (robert.sala@urv.cat), Juan F. Gibaja (jfgibaja@gmail.com), Veerle Rots, Xavier Terradas, Belén
Márquez & Juan José Ibáñez)

Thirty years ago Danielle Stordeur organised a workshop on hafted tools in Lyon (France): “La main et l’outil: Manches et Emmanchements Préhistoriques”. The communications from that workshop were published three years later in the series Travaux de la Maison de l’Orient. On the occasion of the forthcoming UISPP Congress, to be held next September in Burgos (Spain), we propose a new session on prehistoric hafted tools. Propositions should address new insight unavailable at the time of the previous conference. We encourage communications on the following topics:
•Presentation of hafted tools, usually only possible when the haft itself has been preserved in very specific sedimentary contexts or because the handle has been produced in less perishable materials such as bone and antler.
•Use-wear studies describing microwear produced by the haft or related to the use
of a hafted tool
•Analysis of glues used to fix the tool to the haft
Residue studies on stone tools that provide insight into hafting
We envisage expanding our knowledge of hafted prehistoric tools and their complexity and, finally, of the human communities that produced and used them.

A17c- Determinación microscópica de la técnica de enmangue: huellas de desgaste y residuos

Robert Sala (robert.sala@urv.cat),
Juan F. Gibaja (jfgibaja@gmail.com),
Veerle Rots,
Xavier Terradas,
Belén Márquez,
Juan José Ibáñez

Hace ya 30 años que Danielle Stordeur organizó en Lyon (Francia) un workshop sobre
enmangues con el título de “La Main et l’Outil: Manches et Emmanchements Préhistoriques”. Las comunicaciones presentadas en dicha reunión se publicaron tres años más tarde en las publicaciones de Travaux de la Maison de l’Orient.
Con motivo del próximo congreso de la UISPP, que se celebrará en septiembre de este
año en Burgos (España), nos ha parecido conveniente volver organizar una sesión relacionada con todo lo concerniente a los mangos de útiles prehistóricos.
A este respecto, en esta sesión se aceptarán comunicaciones relacionadas con:
•Presentación de útiles enmangados. En la mayor parte de los casos ello se debe a la conservación de los mangos en contextos arqueológicos muy particulares o porque los mangos se han preservado, ya que están elaborados en materias no fácilmente perecederas como el hueso o el asta.
•Estudios traceológicos vinculados con las modificaciones producidas como consecuencia del enmangamiento y el uso de tales instrumentos
•Análisis de los materiales y sustancias empleadas para la sujeción de esos instrumentos a sus mangos.
Con esta sesión pretendemos aproximarnos al conocimiento y la complejidad de aquellos útiles prehistóricos y a las comunidades humanas que los elaboraron y usaron.

A17c-Détermination microscopique de la technique d´emmanchement: de l´utilisation et des déchets

Robert Sala (robert.sala@urv.cat),
Juan F. Gibaja (jfgibaja@gmail.com),
Veerle Rots,
Xavier Terradas,
Belén Márquez,
Juan José Ibáñez

Trente ans se sont écoulés depuis que Danielle Stordeur organisa à Lyon (France) un colloque sur les emmanchements intitulé «La Main et l’Outil : Manches et Emmanchements Préhistoriques». Les communications qu’y furent présentées ont fait l’objet d’une publication trois années plus tard dans la série Travaux de la Maison de l’Orient.
À l'occasion du prochain congrès de l’UISPP, qui aura lieu septembre prochain à Burgos (Espagne), on a pris l'occasion d’organiser une session consacrée à toutes les nouvelles découvertes en rapport avec les emmanchements d'outils préhistoriques.
En ce sens, cette session veut promouvoir des communications sur les thématiques suivantes :
•Présentation d’outils emmanchés. Dans la plupart des des cas ceci est rendue possible
•par une conservation des manches en contextes archéologiques très particuliers ou bien parce qu'ils sont produits avec des matières résistantes, tels l’os et le bois de cervidé
•Études tracéologiques des microtraces produites lors de l’emmanchement ou par l’utilisation d’outils emmanchés.
•Analyses des résidus de matériaux et substances dans l'emmanchement même.
Cette session a pour but d’améliorer notre connaissance de ces outils préhistoriques et de leur complexité ainsi que des sociétés humaines qui les ont créés et utilisés.

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A.6. “Human Occupations in Mountain Environments
(HOME) UISPP Commission

From an archaeological perspective, mountain environments offer a very wide and complex research field, and our scientific interest finds its origin in the recognition of the fundamental role that mountains have always played in human history.

Through the millennia, mountains were climatically, geomorphologically, environmentally and also culturally shaping the human landscape. In a coarse-grain geographical scale, mountains have a deep influence on not only by their local climate and immediate vicinity, but sometimes in areas thousands or more kilometers away. Examples may be easily found in the different cultural processes occurred between the northern and the southern Alps, in the remarkable environmental differences of the western and eastern flanks of the Rocky Mountains/Andes, or in the consequences that the formation of the eastern African ridges had in the evolution of our species.

In a fine-grain geographical scale, the presence of mountains deeply influence the peopling strategies in a specific territory. A very high percentage of the Earth’s fresh water originates in mountains and most of the major rivers are fed from mountain sources. The ecological relationship between highlands and lowlands is well known and its complexity affects local species. Moreover, the morphological variability of mountains (folded, block, volcanic, plateau, etc.) has consequences for the evolution of ecological niches, biodiversity and, consequently, the exploitation of natural resources by human societies.

The HOME Commission, formally defined in 2012, involves scholars interested in developing, sharing and promoting knowledge about past human groups who inhabited mountain environments in any region of the Earth. Looking at the mountains of the world, any archaeologist who may be interested in being active member of the HOME Commission is warmly invited to join us to promote cooperation among institutions that investigate mountain environments and their influence on humans.

The HOME Commission will organize two sessions during the XVII UISPP Conference: a general one (A6a) and a thematic one (A6b). The proposals - oral or poster presentations - will be evaluated by the scientific committees by April 2014.

A.6.a – “Human occupations in mountain environments: a comparative methodological

This session addresses the topic of human presence and activity in mountainous environments on a global and comparative level, and thus encourages and welcomes contributions from all mountain regions and from all continents. The aim of the session is to establish a comparative methodological approach to the archaeology of mountain environments, and to enable a dialogue encompassing a broad variety of geographical settings – Himalaya, Caucasus, Carpathians, Alps, Scandinavia, Rocky Mountains, Andes, etc. – sharing a common research question: early human presence. 

In order to structure this dialogue, we propose three core themes around which the contributions
should evolve:

a) Strategies of Site Detection
b) Hunter-Gatherers and the Transition to Farmers
c) Exploitation of Lithic and other Mineral Resources.
Papers can be presented in English, French or Spanish. Contributors should send a title and an
abstract (300 words max.). Please send the proposal to: Stefano Grimaldi (University of Trento),
stefano.grimaldi@unitn.it and include as reference: UISPP-General session A6a.
Scientific Committee

Sveinung Bang-Andersen (Museum of Archaeology, University of Stavanger)
Francesco Carrer (University of York)
Fabio Cavulli (University of Trento)
Ignacio Clemente (Institució Milà i Fontanals – CSIC, Barcelone)
Pierre Crotti (Museum of Archaeology and History, Lausanne)
Philippe Della Casa (University of Zurich)
Federica Fontana (University of Ferrara)
Stefano Grimaldi (University of Trento)
Walter Leitner (University of Innsbruck)
Maria Estela Mansur (Center for Scientific Research, Ushuaia)
Annaluisa Pedrotti (University of Trento)
Sabine Reinhold (German Archaeological Institute, Berlin)

A.6.b - “Resource exploitation of the Pyrenees from the first human occupations to the end of
protohistory: a behavioral perspective”.

This session focuses on general aspects of the behavior of human societies in the Pyrenees during Prehistoric and Protohistoric times. The aim of the session is to address economic, social and cultural issues which conditioned human settlement in this mountain environment, dealing e.g. with the analysis of human settlement patterns, resource management and economic strategies, and relations between communities. Archaeological analyses integrated in broad environmental and territorial perspectives will be especially welcomed.

Papers can be presented in Spanish, French or English. Contributors should send a title and an abstract (300 words max.). Please send the proposal to: Xavier Mangado (University of Barcelone), mangado@ub.edu and include as reference: UISPP-Thematic session A6b.

Scientific Committee

Álvaro Arrizabalaga (Universidad del País Vasco)
Ignacio Clemente (Institució Milà i Fontanals – CSIC, Barcelona)
Ermengol Gassiot (Universitat Autonoma Barcelona)
Mathieu Langlais (PACEA, CNRS, Bourdeaux)
Xavier Mangado (Universitat Barcelona)
Lurdes Montes (Universitad Zaragoza)
Javier Peñalbert (Sociedad de Ciencias Aranzadi, San Sebastian)
Christine Rendu (TRACES - UMR 5608 CNRS, Toulouse)
Nicolas Valdeyron (TRACES- UMR 5608 CNRS, Toulouse)
Abel Forteau (Área de Patrimonio Histórico, Andorra)



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A15e - Las redes de museos en las comunidades locales: experiencias de intercambio y cooperación para una mayor conciencia y un incremento en los objetivos en los museos sobre el Cuaternario y la Prehistoria
(Ivo Oosterbeek, Sílvia Marques, Ursula Thun Hohenstein)

En un mundo globalizado con una clara conciencia local, las redes de museos ofrecen un medio para establecer una serie de patrones de calidad en lo que se refiere al estudio y conservación de las colecciones y la satisfacción del público y lograr un mayor reconocimiento de otras instituciones similares, así como la posibilidad de ofrecer una gama mayor de productos gracias al intercambio entre socios.

En lo que se refiere a la conciencia y el reconocimiento, los museos nacionales tienden a eclipsar a los locales, ya que cuentan con más medios económicos y con el reconocimiento del Gobierno. Sin embargo estas instituciones suelen ser monolíticas, y por lo general no son capaces de hacer frente a los cambios económicos y sociales como hacen los museos más pequeños. Estos últimos suelen estar más abiertos a la experimentación museológica y museográfica, lo cual resulta en una gama más rica de experiencias que la que ofertan los museos nacionales.

Los museos especializados en el Cuaternario y la Prehistoria deben hace frente a la compleja tarea de transmitir conocimientos de una naturaleza “no lo suficientemente abstracta, pero tampoco lo suficientemente concreta”. De hecho, mientras que los museos de física o química abordan conceptos abstractos en su mayoría, lo cual permite a los visitantes olvidarse del mundo empírico, y los museos de biología o geología muestran evidencias empíricas y transportan al público a la vida cotidiana, los museos sobre el Cuaternario y la Prehistoria deben transmitir una serie de imágenes sociales y ambientales que solo pueden ser eso, imágenes.
Esta sesión pretende explorar las experiencias de cooperación e intercambio de los museos especializados en el Cuaternario y la Prehistoria. Los principales objetivos de la sesión son aportar una visión general de las estrategias de los museos locales a fin de incrementar la conciencia de otras instituciones similares y su exposición al público, así como exponer las estrategias de los museos nacionales o regionales a fin de aumentar la riqueza y la innovación museográfica y fomentar la creación de una red de museos del Cuaternario y la Prehistoria.

Los resúmenes pueden presentarse a ivoosterbeek@gmail.com, sarouelala@gmail.com, ursula.thun@gmail.com o uispp2014@fundacionatapuerca.es hasta 30 de abril 2014