AEA 2012 Venues

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Keynote Lecture, Photographic Exhibition and Welcome Wine Reception

The Archaeological Science Research Group of the Department of Archaeology and the AEA2012 Conference Committee is pleased to invite all AEA delegates to the Keynote Lecture, delivered by Jean-Denis Vigne (CNRS / Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle): New insights from Cyprus on the beginning of animal domestication and on neolithisation in the Near East, 5-6pm Friday 9th November (Palmer Building 109). The Keynote will be followed by a welcome wine receptions and photographic exhibition: Current Kurdish Transhumance in the north of the ancient Fertile Crescent by Michaël Thevenin (Palmer Foyer).

Academic Programme

The conference will be held in the Madejski Lecture Theatre, in the Agriculture Building near Earley Gate, on the University of Reading's Whiteknights Campus.

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will be held at Zero Degrees, in the centre of Reading. Dinner will be selected from a three-course Italian set menu, in this modern pizzeria and micro-brewery.

Conference Excursion

The conference excursion to Avebury, Monday 12th November, will be departing the bus stop on Chancellor's Way at 9am, and returning to this bus stop at 5pm.


The centre of Reading has a large number of hotels with reasonable rates. The Reading Central Premier Inn offers rates from £33 per night and single rooms at the Great Expectations Hotel are available from £60 per night. Both are within easy walking distance or readily accessible via public transport.

Archaeology at Reading

The Department of Archaeology building on the Whiteknights campus at the University of ReadingThe Department of Archaeology, University of Reading was ranked top among British Archaeology Departments for 'World-Leading Research' (RAE 2008) and has recently been awarded the 'Queen's Anniversary Prize for Excellence in Higher Education' (2009).


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