Call for abstracts closed

Thank you to everyone who has submitted abstracts. The call for papers is now closed. We’ve had an overwhelming response and will have a packed and exciting programme for the 2020 workshop. More details about registration will be advertised soon. We’re looking forward to welcoming all the participants to Reading!

Abstract deadline extended


Please submit abstracts (250 words max) by email to with the subject heading ‘2020 abstract’ and please specify your preference for a paper or poster presentation.

The themes for oral and poster presentations are:

  • Agricultural revolutions and crop developments
  • Archaeobotany of unusual materials
  • New methodological innovations and developments in archaeobotany
  • Plants, pests and parasites
  • Reference collections in archaeobotany

Spaces at the workshop are limited to 45 participants and priority will be given to those people who are presenting research and bringing samples to observe in the microscopy sessions. There is no participation fee to attend the workshop.