The Prehistoric Society Europa Conference 2018 Coastal Archaeology in Prehistory


Lost Frontiers staff are speaking at the marine palaeolandscapes event of 2018 – the Prehistoric Society Europa Conference – Coastal Archaeology in Prehistory: a conference celebrating the achievements of
Professor Geoff Bailey, University of York,
in the field of European prehistory

Berrick Saul Building, Heslington West campus, University of York
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Friday 22 June 2018
09:00–10:00 Registration
10:00–10:15 Welcome: Dr Alex Gibson
Session 1: Palimpsests, preservation and coastal colonisation
10:15–11:00 Keynote lecture: Coastal archaeology from the south: Colonisation, preservation, and post-depositional change in Australia and New Zealand, Prof Simon Holdaway, University of Auckland
11:00–11:15 Time at the coast, Dr Matthew Meredith-Williams, La Trobe University & University of York; Dr Niklas Hausmann, FORTH-Institute of Electronic Structure & Laser & University of York
11:15–11:30 Coastal colonisation of the southern tip of the world, Dr Atilio Francisco Zangrando, Dr Angélica Tivoli & María del Carmen Fernández Ropero, Centro Austral de Investigaciones Científicas (CADIC–CONICET)
11:30–12:00 Tea/coffee

Session 2: Pleistocene use of submerged landscapes
12:00–12:15 Midden or molehill: The role of coastal adaptations for human evolution and dispersal, Dr Manuel Will, University of Cambridge
12:15–12:30 The importance of submerged landscapes for contextualising Pleistocene hominins, Dr Rachel Bynoe, University of Southampton & The British Museum
12:30–12:45 The Late Glacial flooding of the Channel River and its impact on the re-colonisation of Southern England, William Mills, University of Oxford
12:45–13:00 Thinking beyond the beach: Coastlines, Palaeolithic occupation, and human dispersals in the Southern Red Sea, Dr Robyn Inglis, University of York & Macquarie University
13:00 –14:00 Lunch

Session 3: Middens, molluscs and maritime hunter-gatherers
14:00–14:15 The role of environmental change in the expansion of early modern humans in the Levant – what we can learn from mollusc shells, Dr Amy Prendergast, University of Melbourne; Dr Marjolein Bosch, University of Cambridge; Assoc Prof Marcello Mannino, Aarhus University; Prof Bernd Schöne, University of Mainz; Dr Ofer Marder, University of the Negev; Dr Omry Barzilai, Israel Antiquities Authority; Prof Israel Herskovitz, Tel Aviv University; Dr Tamsin O’Connell, University of Cambridge; Dr Rhiannon Stevens, University College London; Dr Frank Wesselingh, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden & Dr Daniella Bar-Yosef Mayer, Tel Aviv University
14:15–14:30 New insights into Pre-Columbian coastal adaptation in the Atlantic forest of South America, Dr André Colonese, University of York
14:30–14:45 Recording and Processing Data from the Riņņukalns Shell Midden Excavation, Mārcis Kalniņš, University of Latvia & Centre for Baltic and Scandinavian Archaeology (ZBSA), Jörg Nowotny, Karin Göbel, ZBSA, Dr Valdis Bērziņš, University of Latvia & ZBSA & Dr Harald Lübke, ZBSA
14:45–15:00 Mariners from muck: Investigating prehistoric coastal communities in the Small Isles, Western Scotland,
Dr Stephanie Piper, Durham University; Dr Barry Taylor & Dr Amy Gray Jones, University of Chester
15:00–15:15 Coastal life and adaptation: Perspectives from human bioarchaeology and the Baltic Sea, Michael Rivera, University of Cambridge, Dr Gunita Zariņa, University of Latvia & Dr Jay Stock, University of Cambridge
15:15–15.45 Tea/coffee

Session 4: Reconstructing submerged landscapes
15.45–16:00 Modelling Europe’s lost frontiers: Socio-ecological responses to a changing environment, Micheál Butler, Dr Phil Murgatroyd, University of Bradford; Dr Eugene Ch’ng, University of Nottingham; Prof Vince Gaffney, University of Bradford
16:00–16:15 Seismic investigation of North Sea submerged landscapes, Andy Fraser, University of Bradford
16:15–16:30 Submerged prehistoric landscapes in the Aegean Sea, Alexandra Zavitsanou, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research
16:30–16:45 Sociocultural transformations in the Mesolithic, Dr Daniel Groß, Dr Harald Lübke, Dr Ulrich Schmölcke & Dr John Meadows, Centre for Baltic and Scandinavian Archaeology (ZBSA)
16:45–17:00 Gone with the waves? Artefacts and human remains from ‘Doggerland’, their potential and perspectives, Marcel Niekus, Stichting STONE/Foundation for Stone Age Research Groningen; Dr Luc Amkreutz, National Museum of Antiquities Leiden & Dr Bjørn Smit, Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands

Saturday 23 June 2018
09:20–09:30 Welcome and introduction: Dr Alex Gibson
09:30–10:10 Did hominins ever leave Africa? Prof Clive Gamble, University of Southampton
10:10–10:50 Modern human dispersals from Africa how many, and what routes? Prof Chris Stringer, Natural History Museum London
10:50–11:00 Questions and discussion
11:00–11:30 Tea/coffee
11:30–12:10 Acheuleans in the Aegean, Neanderthals in the Ionian: A view from SE Europe, Prof Nena Galanidou, University of Crete
12:10–12:50 Northern icescapes – barrier or bridge? On sea ice, marine foraging and the colonisation of the Scandinavian seascapes, Prof Hein Bjerck, The NTNU University Museum, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
12:50–13:00 Questions and discussion
13:00–14:00 Lunch
14:00–14:40 Seascapes, sea-states and seafaring: Questions for submerged landscapes, Dr Helen Farr, University of Southampton
14:40–15:20 Making maps: Exploring the histories and palaeolandscapes of the southern North Sea, Prof Vincent Gaffney, University of Bradford
15:20–15:30 Questions and discussion
15:30–16:30 Tea/coffee
16:00–16:30 Prehistoric Society AGM and presentation of the Baguley Award
16:30–17:30 Europa lecture. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: The archaeology of prehistoric coastlines, Prof Geoff Bailey, University of York
17:30–18:30 Evening wine reception