Experimental approaches to the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic

A one-day conference on Saturday 28th March 2015LSSlogo

University of Reading (Dept. of Archaeology) & Lithic Studies Society


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09.30‒10.00: Registration and morning coffee

10.00‒13.00: Session 1: Oral Presentations

13.00‒14.00: Lunch & Poster Session

14.00‒16.00: Session 2: Discussion WorkshopsUoR_logo_w

Oral presentations will be 20 minutes (15 minutes, plus 5 minutes for questions). There will be a poster session during lunch. Papers and posters are welcomed on all aspects of experimental archaeology as applied to the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic.

The proposed discussion themes for the afternoon workshops concern thematic and practical issues in the application of experimental archaeology to Palaeolithic and Mesolithic research:

  • The pre-sapiens problem (when applying experimental insights to the Palaeolithic);
  • Embedding experimentation within research projects and running long-term experiments;
  • Capacity building/skills training;
  • Venues & facilities.

List of presenters

Conference programme

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Venue & Further Details

The conference will be in the Sorby Room, Wager Building on the main Reading Whiteknights Campus. A map of the campus can be downloaded from the University website:


Parking is available on campus: no permit is necessary at the weekend.

The cost of the conference is £20 (Waged) or £10 (Unwaged: Students, Unemployed & Retired), which includes all refreshments.

For queries, please contact Dr Rob Hosfield (email: r.hosfield@rdg.ac.uk).


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