IMAA 2018

1st Circular

The next IMAA Workshop will be held in the School of Archaeology, Geography and Environment Science, University of Reading on 24th- 25th February 2018.

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.

We invite participants to bring samples, slides, and to present a short talk, or poster within these themes:

  • Woodland exploitation
  • Subsistence networks and diet
  • Plant use in funerary, religious and ritual contexts
  • Beyond the microscope: method development and microanalysis
  • Wetland archaeobotany
  • Wild plants in the archaeological record

We have arranged break-out microscopy sessions on:

  • Micro and macro charcoal
  • Plant macroremains and wetland management (with discussion)
  • Phytoliths

There will be an opportunity to visit the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology on campus, and Professor Amy Smith, Curator, will give a botanical themed talk on the collection.

Details about registration and abstract submission will follow soon.

To express your interest in attending please email

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