Autumn meeting Association for Environmental Archaeology. 'Subsistence and surplus production'


Autumn meeting Association for Environmental Archaeology
'Subsistence and surplus production'
VU University Amsterdam
21-22 October 2011

We are happy to announce that the autumn meeting of the Association for Environmental Archaeology will take place at the VU University in Amsterdam, on Friday 21 October 2011 and Saturday 22 October 2011. On Friday, the first two sessions will take place, followed by a welcome reception. On Saturday, the final two sessions are scheduled, with a conference dinner in the evening. On Sunday, there is the option of taking part in one of the two excursions we are organising.

Since the programme for oral presentations has now been finalized (see Programme and timetable), we can no longer accept paper proposals. Proposals for posters can be submitted until 30 September. The Association for Environmental Archaeology will award two poster prizes at the conference.
Please note that it is advisable to book a hotel room in Amsterdam as soon as possible, as hotels are often fully booked.

With your help, we hope to have an excellent meeting in Amsterdam!
The organising committee:
Maaike Groot (VU University Amsterdam)
Laura Kooistra (BIAX Consult)
Daphne Lentjes (VU University Amsterdam)
Jørn Zeiler (ArchaeoBone)

Friday 21 October

9:00-10:00 Registration

10:00-Session 1: Self-subsistent societies

10:00-10.10 Opening of the conference

10:10-10:35 James Walker, Finding the Famine? An integrated approach to testing hypotheses of shellfish as a starvation food

10:35-11:00 Canan Çakırlar, Re-thinking Neolithic subsistence at the gateway to Europe in the light of new archaeozoological evidence from Istanbul (Yenikapı-Marmaray site, ca. 6500-5500 BC)

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-11:55Stefanie Klooß, Wiebke Kirleis and Helmut Kroll, Neolithic food production within Northern German settlement systems

11:55-12:20Julia Elise Cussans and Julie M. Bond, Ewe are What Ewe Eat: Increased Cereal Production and Biometrical Changes in Domestic Mammal Bones in the Later Iron Age of the Scottish Isles

12:20-12:45Ilse Kamerling, Kevin J. Edwards and J. Edward Schofield, Cultivation, reindeer herding and 'Norse'-indigenous interactions in northern Sweden - a palynological analysis

12:45-13:00 Discussion

13:00-14:00 Lunch break

Session 2: Emerging markets

14:00-14:25 Sue Stallibrass, Keeping your options open: a SWOT analysis of northern Britain during the Roman period (SWOT: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats)

14:25-14:50 Sabine Deschler-Erb and Örni Akeret, Swiss cows for the Roman army. A synthesis of archaeobiological data from villae in Roman Switzerland (1st century AD)

14:50-15:15Anja Fischer and Heleen van Londen, Forum Hadriani, a consuming market for food from Midden-Delfland?

15:15-15:45 Coffee break

15:45-16:10Alejandro Valenzuela, The animal production and consumption in Mallorca (Balearic Islands, Western Mediterranean) during the Late Iron Age-Roman transition

16:10-16.25 Discussion

16:30-17:30 AEA organization annual meeting

17:30-20:00 Welcome reception

Saturday 22 October

Session 3: Urban societies

9:00-9:25 Ceren Kabukcu, Early Agriculture in North Eastern Syria: Botanical Remains from Jerablus Tahtani

9:25-9:50 Fabienne Pigière and Annick Lepot, Food production and exchanges in the civitas Tungrorum

9:50-10:15 Matilda Holmes, Entrepreneurs and Traditional Farmers: the Effects of an Emerging Market in Middle Saxon England

10:15-10:40 Lee Broderick, Make Do and Spend (the zooarchaeological assemblage from Mediaeval Exeter)

10:40-11:05 Coffee break

11:05-11:30 Kristopher Poole, Waste not, want not: the effect of urbanisation on patterns of production, consumption and disposal in Anglo-Saxon England

11:30-11:55 Don O'Meara, Scant evidence of great surplus: Investigations into the Monastic Site of Holm Coultram, Cumbria, England

11:55-12:05 Discussion

Session 4: Methodology

12:05-12:30 Richard Madgwick, Jacqui Mulville, Rhiannon Stevens and Jane Evans, Management, Movement, and Motivation: Understanding Prehistoric Middens

12:30-13:30 Lunch break

Session 4: Methodology

13:30-13:55 Michèle Wollstonecroft, More than simply saving it for later: the role of food plant preservation in human subsistence and surplus production

13:55-14:20Elizabeth Henton, 1200 years of sheep herding success: the use of oxygen isotope and dental microwear analysis in elucidating effective herding practices in later Neolithic Çatalhöyük, Central Anatolia

14:20-14:45Nicole Boenke, Modelling the past – A calculation model for the food requirement at the Iron-age Salt-mining settlement at Dürrnberg near Hallein

14:45-15:10Marieke van Dinter, Laura I. Kooistra, Monica K. Dütting, Pauline van Rijn, Chiara Cavallo, Could the local population of the lower Rhine delta supply the Roman army? A conceptual and computational model research based on interdisciplinary research

15:10-15:25 Discussion

15:25-15:30 Closing of the conference

19:00 Conference dinner

Restaurant Café Van Puffelen

Prinsengracht 375-377

Sunday 23 October
Excursion 1
10:00-15:00 Guided walk through historic Amsterdam, lunch, visit to the botanical garden.

Excursion 2
10:00-16:00 Oostvaardersplassen (Flevoland) incl. lunch.

'Subsistence and surplus production'

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