IMAA 2023 Timetable

IMAA 2023 Timetable

Saturday April 1st

08.45-09.10 Registration

09.10-09.15 Welcome from Rowena Banerjea

Oral presentations:  Rewilding and Conservation

Chair Wendy Matthews

09.15-09.30 Martin Bell, University of Reading, UK

‘The contribution of Estuarine archaeology to rewilding debates’

09.30-09.45 Cathie Barnett, Stantec and University of Reading, UK

‘As the levels rise: challenges and opportunities for furthering conservation and archaeological agendas through a managed coastal retreat scheme at Benacre, Suffolk’

09.45-10.00 Rob Batchelor, University of Reading, UK

‘The history of yew woodland within coastal wetlands; implications for future conservation and management of the species’

10.00-10.15 Tina Roushannafas, Oxford Archaeology, UK

‘‘Rewilding’ Later Prehistory: Finding a niche for Environmental Archaeology in the Anthropocene’

10.15-10.35 Questions

Coffee break and book sale 10.35-11.05

Oral presentations:  Archaeobotany of the Islamic West

Chair Cathie Barnett

11.05-11.20 Rowena Banerjea, University of Reading, UK

‘Fumier deposits in medieval Cártama (Spain)?’

11.20-11.35 Jerome Ros, CNRS, Institut des Sciences de l’Evolution – Montpellier, France

‘Exploring medieval agriculture and food production in mainland and island Spain: recent archaeobotanical contribution’

11.35-11.50 Ruth Pelling, Historic England, UCL, UK

‘Food from the desert: provisional archaeobotanical results from Islamic farming settlements in the Wadi Draa, Morocco’

Oral presentations:  Science communication: knowledge exchange

Chair Rowena Banerjea

11.50-12.05 Irene Torreggiani, University of Oxford, UK

‘The Pollen Atlas Project: reconstructing 1200 yr of climatic change through the creation of the first palynological atlas of Nicaragua’

12.05-12.20 Emma Karoune, Historic England and The Alan Turing Institute, UK

‘Communicating phytolith data transparently and reproducibility using the FAIR data principles’

12.20-12.50 Questions and introduction to Posters and Microscopy Materials

12.50-14.00 Lunch & Posters, book sale

Poster session

14.00-15.30 Microscopy session in Allen G08

Coffee available in Sorby Room 15.30-16.00

16.00-17.00 Discussion session in Allen 110:  How do we find and preserve archaeobotanical reference collections – physical and digital?

(Chaired by Emma Karoune and Sarah Elliot)

16.00-17.30 Microscopy session in Allen G08

17.30 Drinks reception in Archaeology Atrium

Poster session

19.00 Workshop meal


Sunday April 2nd

Oral presentations:  Sustainable Uses of Plants

Chair Hester Crothers

09.45-10.00 Wendy Matthews, University of Reading, UK

‘Sustainable plant management and use: examples from early agricultural and urban communities in the Zagros and Mesopotamia’

10.00-10.15 Aroa Garcia-Suarez

‘Fire and dung: sustainable use of plants in a Neolithic pastoral campsite at Pınarbaşı, Central Anatolia’

Oral presentation:  Archaeo- and Paleobotanical Approaches to Tropical Agriculture

Chair Hester Crothers

10.15-10.30 Josie Handley, University of Reading, UK

‘Towards a better understanding of the resilience of pre-Hispanic traditional agriculture to climate change in the Peruvian Andes’

10.30-10.45 Questions

Coffee break 10.45-11.00

Oral presentation:  Innovation in microanalysis, taphonomy and identification

Chair Kate Dudegon

11.00-11.15 Greta Brancaleoni, Institute of Geological Sciences, Poland

‘The Obishir5: A rock shelter site bearing traces of human related activities connected with pastoralism in Kyrgyzstan’

11.15-11.30 Sarah Lo Russo, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

‘Up-dating floor deposits: An interdisciplinary study of floor deposits in the medieval site of DIVA (Antwerp, Belgium)’

11.30-12.00 Questions

12.00-13.00 Discussion session in Allen 110:  Phytolith Analysis and Fluorescence Microscopy

(Chaired by Luc Vrydaghs, Yannick Devos and Martin Hodson)

12.00-13.00 Microscopy session in Allen G08

13.00-14.00 Lunch & Posters

Poster session

14.00-15.00 Discussion session in Sorby Room:  Communicating Archaeo- and Palaeobotanical Data in Public Archaeology

(Chaired by Rowena Banerjea and Paul Flintoft)

14.00-15.30 Microscopy session in Allen G08

15.30 Workshop ends