A collection of articles of research presented in the 2016 and 2017 IMAA workshops will be published as a special issue for Environmental Archaeology. All articles are currently in press and available online.
Editorial: Integrated Microscopy Approaches in Archaeobotany: proceedings of the 2016 and 2017 workshops, University of Reading, UK
Rowena Y. Banerjea, Catherine Barnett, Lionello Morandi, Marta Portillo
Feeding the Crusades: Archaeobotany, Animal Husbandry and Livestock Alimentation on the Baltic Frontier
R. Y. Banerjea, M. Badura, A. Brown, L. F. Morandi, M. Marcinkowski, H. Valk, K. Ismail-Meyer, A. Pluskowski
Fuelling the Fires: The Contribution of Wood Charcoal Analysis to a Landscape Scale Project at and Around Pre-Conquest Iron Age Silchester and a Reflection on Its Wider Implications
Early Middle Ages Houses of Gien (France) from the Inside: Geoarchaeology and Archaeobotany of 9th–11th c. Floors
Q. Borderie, T. Ball, R. Banerjea, M. Bizri, C. Lejault, S. Save, A. Vaughan-Williams
Variable Ovicaprid Diet and Faecal Spherulite Production at Amara West, Sudan
Matthew Dalton and Phillipa Ryan
Early Animal Management Strategies during the Neolithic of the Konya Plain, Central Anatolia: Integrating Micromorphological and Microfossil Evidence
Aroa García-Suárez ,Marta Portillo & Wendy Matthews
An Ethnoarchaeological Case Study of Dung Fungal Spore and Faecal Spherulite Taphonomy in a Pastoral Cave Deposit
Lionello F. Morandi
Advances in Morphometrics in Archaeobotany
M. Portillo, T. B. Ball, M. Wallace, C. Murphy, S. Pérez-Díaz, M. Ruiz-Alonso, F. J. Aceituno & J. A. López-Sáez
Visibility, Preservation and Colour: A Descriptive System for the Study of Opal Phytoliths in (Archaeological) Soil and Sediment Thin Sections
Luc Vrydaghs & Yannick Devos
Thank you to everyone who took part in and helped to organise the 2019 IMAA workshop. The blog has now been updated with some photos from the weekend and with the abstracts of the excellent oral and poster presentations.
As promised, here are a couple of links that were mentioned during the weekend:
The digital model of the recreation of Glastonbury Lake Village by South West Heritage Trust.
Details of the 3D Pollen Project led by UoR PhD researcher, Oliver Wilson.
Thank you again to the School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science for supporting the event and to our additional sponsors:
The workshop will take place in the School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science on the Whiteknights Campus. Please find travel advice on the university website. For those people driving to campus, no permit is needed for the weekend. The nearest car-park is Car-Park 8 (see campus map). https://www.reading.ac.uk/about/visit-us.aspx
Registration will take place in the Atrium of the Archaeology building (number 74 on the campus map). Oral presentations will take place in the Sorby Room, Wager Building (number 5 on the campus map). The microscopy sessions will take place in G08, Allen Lab (number 48 on the campus map). http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/files/maps/whiteknights-campus-map.pdf
The meal on Saturday evening will take place at the Sizzling Spice (Bangladeshi and Indian Cuisine), which is next to campus. Those participants who expressed an interest in coming to the meal will be emailed separately about these arrangements. Please let us know if you are no longer able to come to the meal.
We’d like to thank Dino-Lite for their sponsorship! Please check out their digital microscopy products on their website https://www.dinolite-uk.com/ and follow their facebook page @DinoLiteEurope
All spaces have now been filled for the 2019 IMAA workshop. Please email email@example.com if you would like to be put on the waiting list. Equally, if you are unable to attend the workshop, please let us know so that we can give the space to someone on the waiting list. Many thanks! We’re looking forward to meeting all the participants in Reading.
Registration is now open for the 2019 IMAA workshop and spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please register using this link: https://store.rdg.ac/IntegratedMicroscopyApproachesinArchaeobotany2019
Please be aware that you need to go all the way through the registration process and ensure that you click ‘confirm’. You will receive an automated confirmation email from the booking system.
The provisional timetable is now available: https://blogs.reading.ac.uk/integrated-microscopy-approaches-in-archaeobotany/imaa-2019/imaa-2019-provisional-timetable/
Happy New Year from the IMAA organisers!
Dr Rowena Banerjea
Dr Catherine Barnett
Dr Dan Young
Thank you for all your abstract submissions. We had an overwhelming response to the call and will have a great range of presentations and posters. Registration details and the preliminary programme will follow soon.
The call for abstracts for the next IMAA workshop at the University of Reading on 16th -17th February 2019 is now open. We welcome oral and poster presentations on the following themes:
- 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
Please send your 250 word abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11th November 2018 with the subject heading ‘Oral presentation 2019‘ or ‘Poster presentation 2019‘ .
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!
Dr Rowena Banerjea
Dr Catherine Barnett
Dr Dan Young
The next Integrated Microscopy Approaches in Archaeobotany workshop will take place on February 16th – 17th 2019 in the School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Sciences, University of Reading, UK. More details including the themes and call for abstracts will follow soon!