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CALL.15.06.2016: 37th Association for Environmental Archaeology Conference - Roma (Italy)

The discipline of environmental archaeology is approaching a number of cross roads that will challenge its existence and relevance in a world where funding is shrinking, while archaeological scientific method is expanding. How environmental archaeologists respond to these challenges from both research and policy/strategy viewpoints in the next few years will be very important. To this end, the Association for Environmental Archaeology annual conference will be devoted to these issues.



LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: The American University of Rome (Roma, Italy)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Robyn Veal, Charlene Murphy, Valerie Higgins, Giulio Lucarini, Ferdinando de Simone

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20 minute papers (and posters) are invited. Geographical range: the Mediterranean. Time Scale: any. Papers relating to Italian archaeology will be particularly welcome.

Plenary Speaker: Professor Graeme Barker (Thursday, 29 September, 6pm at the American Academy in Rome)

Synthesis - the major difficulties (theoretically and practically), of combining and synthesizing environmental, archaeological, scientific, and (where appropriate) historical data of different levels of reliability, and representativeness.

Change – this part of the program will look at changes evolving in ancient studies that environmental archaeology needs to embrace to survive and prosper, in particular: a special focus on the rise of heritage studies; funding and international co-operation; and the need to overcome cultural disciplinary issues.

Languages: English and Italian, (administration, lunch at the American University of Rome), papers, posters and coffee will be presented at the Istituto di Studi Germanici. Plenary session at the American Academy in Rome.

OUTLINE PROGRAM can be found at

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be sent to (by way of attachment). Please include your name, institution, contact information, and the title of your abstract in the body of the email as well.

Deadline: June 15th, 2016.

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