◊ Dear Microburins,
The Society of Antiquaries of London, with Dr Matt Pope and Prof Clive Gamble at the helm, are hosting a day conference.
“Progress made in the first decade of the 21st century is now under threat in the current climate of austerity. Planning provision and expertise within local authorities are being dramatically eroded by cutbacks, research funding from traditional routes such as UK grant awarding bodies and Historic England are increasingly restricted. Within our own discipline the established pathways for career progression and the development of effective expertise are increasingly limited.
The conference seeks to address these urgent challenges as well as develop a new and radical approach to Palaeolithic research. Central to the meeting will be how we can optimise the resources available to us to deliver a new, deeper understanding about our deep past while maintaining effective and consistent protection of the resource.”
Hopfully see you there!
Recently, Palaeolithic and Mesolithic archaeology has been breaking boundaries worldwide. Papers and posters presented at the Where The Wild Things Are Palaeolithic and Mesolithic conferences in Durham (2012 and 2014) reflect the latest research and discoveries.
Finds such as the Mesolithic house at Howick, the sequencing of the Neanderthal genome, and the recently discovered footprints at Happisburgh all serve to indicate how archaeologists in these fields are truly at the cutting edge of understanding humanity’s past. This volume celebrates this trend by focusing on recent advances in the study of the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic.
Wild Things: Recent advances in Palaeolithic and Mesolithic research [Paperback]
Frederick W. F. Foulds (Editor); Helen C. Drinkall (Editor); Angela R. Perri (Editor); David T.G. Clinnick (Editor); James W.P. Walker (Editor) | Details »
ISBN: 9781782977469 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Year of Publication: 2014 | Language: English 208p | Status: Not yet published – advance orders taken