IMAA 2019

The call for abstracts for the next  IMAA workshop at the University of Reading on 16th -17th February 2019 is now closed. We had an overwhelming response to the call and we will have a great range of presentations and posters.

The aim of the workshop is 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 will include presentations, poster sessions and microscope sessions.

This year’s themes are:

  • Ethnographic approaches in archaeobotany
  • Environmental archives in archaeobotany
  • Experiencing woodlands past and present
  • Plant use in the Middle Ages
  • Taphonomy of macro and microbotanical assemblages
  • Wetlands as palaeobotanical archives

There are limited places at the workshop and priority will be given to people presenting research and bringing slides or samples. There is no participation fee.

Further details about the afternoon microscopy and practical sessions will be announced on our blog soon, and registration will follow shortly.

We look forward to welcoming you to Reading!

Organising committee:

Dr Rowena Banerjea

Dr Catherine Barnett

Dr Dan Young

Josie Handley

Paul Flintoft