The second IMAA Workshop was held in the School of Archaeology, Geography and Environment Science, University of Reading on 25th-26th February 2017.
The aim of the workshop was to bring together specialists in geoarchaeology, NPPs, palynology, plant macroremains, and phytoliths who are working in universities, major heritage organisations, and commercial archaeology companies in order to share research and skills. The 2 day workshop included presentations, poster sessions and microscope sessions.
The workshop was structured around the following themes:
- The taphonomy of plant remains in urban contexts
- Palaeobotanical approaches in landscape archaeology
- Fired up: composition and preservation of organic remains in burnt contexts
- Morphometric approaches to macro and micro- scopic plant remains
- Animal management strategies
The workshop also included a number of more specialist ‘break-out’ microscopy sessions:
- Phytoliths (Dr Marta Portillo)
- Charcoal identification (Dr Cathie Barnett)
- Tropical pollen (Dr Macarena Cardenas)
- Non pollen palynomorphs (Lionello Morandi)
- The micro-contextual analysis of ash, dung, and plant remains in thin-section.
The complete list of abstracts can be seen here.
A storify of the event #IMAA2017 was kindly put together by Martin Hodson and be viewed here.
Dr Rowena Banerjea
Dr Catherine Barnett
Dr Macarena Cardenas
Dr Lisa Lodwick
Dr Marta Portillo
IMAA 2017 was supported by
- SAGES, University of Reading
- Vice-Chancellor’s Office, University of Reading
- the Association for Environmental Archaeology
- Beta Analytic