Programme

Thursday 25th October

 

9.30-10.00 Registration
 

10.00-10.20

Session 1

J. Cole, J. Galway Witham & C. Stringer

 

 

Human physical and behavioural evolution during the last one million years

10.20-10.40 P. Randolph-Quinney

 

 

Hominin mortuary practices and Homo naledi: taphonomy of differential decomposition signatures from the Dinaledi Chamber
10.40-11.00 P. Skoglund Genomic models of early modern human populations in Africa
11.00-11.20 E. Scerri Population structure and the pan-African origins of Homo sapiens
11.20-11.45 Coffee

 

 

11.45-12.05

Session 2

R. Bynoe, N. Ashton, S. Lewis & S. Parfitt

 

 

Hidden archaeology at Happisburgh: derived finds and diving research

12.05-12.25 M. Pope, R. Davis, A. Evans, S. Parfitt & M. Roberts

 

A new interpretation of short term group behaviour at the GTP17 horse butchery site, Boxgrove
12.25-12.45 P. García-Medrano, N. Ashton, M.-H. Moncel, A. Ollé & A. Evans

 

The European Acheulean: a new look from the West
12.45-1.05 R. Davis, S. Lewis, N. Ashton, M. Hatch, S. Parfitt, P. Hoare

 

The early Palaeolithic of the Breckland: old sites and new questions
1.05-1.55 Lunch

 

 

1.55-2.15

Session 3

D. Bridgland & M. White

 

 

Handaxes as evidence for age; further vindication of Derek Roe

2.15-2.35 A. Rawlinson & L. Dale The Purfleet interglacial: changes in lithic technology during the final Lower Palaeolithic
2.35-2.55 R. Bates, M. Bates, A. Shaw, B. Scott, M. Pope & J. Mills La Cotte, Neanderthals and Goldilocks: investigating hominin adaptations in the submerged landscapes of the Normano-Breton Gulf
2.55-3.15 A.-L. Ravon, G. Marchand, P. Olmos Benlloch, Y. Bernard, C. Hamon, M. Laforge, C. Martin, C. Mougne, M. Onfray, L. Quesnel & D. Roué

 

A Middle Palaeolithic rock shelter in the middle of the Channel (Brittany, France): natural threats and archaeological solutions
3.15-3.40 Tea

 

 

3.40-4.00

Session 4

M. Bates

 

 

Quaternary palaeogeography: what are we doing with our maps?

4.00-4.20 R. Miller, K. Wilkinson, M. Knul, P. Noiret, N. Zwijns, D. Flas & J. Stewart

 

Trou Al’Wesse, Liège province, Belgium: an update on the excavations from 2003-2016
4.20-4.40 S. Nicholson, D. Fleitmann, A. Pike, R. Hosfield, H. Cheng, D. Sahy, J. Woodhead

 

MIS 5.5 Arabian palaeoclimate: timing, variability, seasonality and Homo sapiens dispersal
4.40-5.00 H. Groucutt The first hominin fossil from Arabia and its implications for understanding the dispersal of Homo sapiens out of Africa
5.00-6.30 Wine reception

 

Friday 26th October

 

9.30-10.00 Registration
 

10.00-10.20

Session 5

A. Milks

 

 

 

‘Simple’ vs ‘complex’: linear models and narratives of prehistoric weaponry

10.20-10.40 N. Reynolds

 

 

Recent developments and outstanding questions in the study of the Mid Upper Palaeolithic of European Russia
10.40-11.00 C. Lucas, S. M. Bello, J. Galway Witham & C. B. Stringer

 

The perforated batons from Gough’s Cave (Somerset, UK): ‘chaîne opératoire’ and use
11.00-11.20 H. J. O’Regan, J. Stewart & M. Knul

 

Best of neighbours? Exploring the relationship between people and brown bears in Lateglacial Britain
11.20-11.45 Coffee
 

11.45-12.05

Session 6

J. Cook

 

 

 

What’s in a name? A review of the origins, history and unsuitability of the term Venus figurine

12.05-12.25 B. Ochoa, P. Pettitt & M. García-Diez

 

Style as a tool for dating Palaeolithic art: a case study from the North of Spain
12.25-12.45 C. Conneller, S. Bello, E. Blinkorn, A. Little, R. Kroger, M. Bates, S. Duffy, A. Needham, M. Pope, B. Scott & A. Shaw

 

The Magdalenian plaquettes of Les Varines, Jersey, and the settlement of the Channel River Valley
12.45-1.05 R. Jennings, C. Ruth, P. Ditchfield, C. Edwards, E. Ersmark, B. Fitzgibbon, C. Hunt, L. Girdland-Flink, P. Kenny, F. McDermott, P. Skoglund, T. White & C. Ó Drisceoil

 

In search of an Irish Palaeolithic at Ballynamintra Cave, Co. Waterford
1.05-1.55 Lunch
 

1.55-2.15

Session 7

V. Gaffney & S. Fitch

 

 

 

Places matter: lost frontiers and the task of turning Doggerland from a map into a landscape

2.15-2.35 T. Elliot The Mesolithic in the Marches: geochemical sourcing of lithics from the Lower Wye Valley, UK
2.35-2.55 J. Small, L. Basell & P. Woodman Investigating pits in the Irish Mesolithic: a GIS Analysis of Mount Sandel
2.55-3.15 T. Booth, S. Brace, Y. Diekmann, Z. Faltyskova, N. Rohland, S. Mallick, M. Ferry, M. Michel, J. Oppenheimer, N. Broomandkhoshbacht, K. Stewardson, S. Walsh, M. Kayser, R. Schulting, O. E. Craig, A. Sheridan, M. Parker Pearson, C. Stringer, D. Reich, M. G. Thomas & I. Barnes

 

Cheddar Man and the genetics of Mesolithic Britain
3.15-3.40 Tea
 

3.40-4.00

Session 8

F. Martínez-Sevilla & S. Piper

 

 

 

 

Continuity or change? Approaches to inferring Mesolithic population in the south of the Iberian Peninsula through indirect data

4.00-4.20 O. García-Puchol, A. Cortell-Nicolau, A. Diez Castillo, J. Juan Cabanilles, S. McClure, S. Pardo-Gordó & J. Bernabeu Aubán Cocina Cave: a key site for the Late Mesolithic in the Western Iberian Mediterranean
4.20-4.40 M. Blessing

 

In between the worlds? Getting started with research on the Mesolithic in Upper Lusatia (Saxony, Germany)
4.40-5.00 C. P. Heron, H. K. Robson, A. Lucquin, B. Courel & O. E. Craig Exploring the innovation, function and dispersal of ceramic container technology: insights from organic residue analysis

 Poster sessions (during breaks)

R. Hosfield, R. Batchelor, H. Fluck, C. Green & P. Flintoft – Curating the Lower & Middle Palaeolithic

F. McDowall – ‘The First Humans’: How the Palaeolithic is presented and perceived in Museums in Britain

R. Scott – Finding Fire: An experimental geoarchaeological approach to understanding the taphonomic effects of fire

F. Beresford – Establishing the original context for the Palaeolithic material from Twydall Chalk Pit on the south bank of the Medway Estuary in Kent

B. Scott, M. Bates, R. Bates, A. Shaw, M. Pope & S.Duffy – Lost landscapes of La Manche: intertidal Pleistocene sites in Jersey

D. Minnikin, O. Lee, H. Wu, G. Besra & S. Lautenschlager – Tuberculosis lipid biomarkers and micro-CT scanning provide new insights into Pleistocene mammalian extinctions

A. Slade – Have you heard the one about the Paleoindian and the horse? Human and equine association in Late Pleistocene North America

W. Mills – Questions concerning the Creswellian, Hamburgian, Early Azilian and Early Federmesser in relation to lithic assemblages of South-East England

M. Niekus – A bruised blade of the Late Ahrensburgian in Drenthe (northern Netherlands)

S. Carter – Ice & Fire: 10000 years of heritage in a fragile community landscape

A. Needham, S. Croft, R. Kröger, H. Robson, C. Rowley, B. Taylor, A. Gray Jones & C. Conneller – The earliest Mesolithic ochre artefacts in Britain? Results of Micro-Raman Spectroscopy and microscopic analysis of ochre artefacts from Palaeo-Lake Flixton, North Yorkshire, UK

Glas – Scattered human remains in the Mesolithic – a funerary or a non-funerary practice?

Turner – Use-wear analysis of Mesolithic woodworking and artefacts from wetlands

H. Guinn Jennings – Analysing the significance of Mesolithic tree throw features in the Stonehenge World Heritage Site

C. White – Further investigations of flint and black chert tool production during the Mesolithic period of Anglesey, North Wales

J. Perkins – Niche Construction in Mesolithic Ireland