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The Consequences of Fire – Denmark

March 18, 2008

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The Association for Environmental Archaeology (AEA)
Association’s Annual Conference in Aarhus , Denmark

12 th –14 th September 2008

The Association for Environmental Archaeology (AEA) invites participation in the Association’s Annual Conference, to be held on 12 th –14 th September 2008, in Aarhus , Denmark with the theme:

“The Consequences of Fire”

The 2008 AEA Annual Conference will be organised and hosted by the Department of Environmental Archaeology and Conservation at Moesgård Museum , Århus. ( www.moesmus.dk )

The conference venue will be: Handelsfagskolen. Skaade Skovvej 2, 8270 Højbjerg – 15 minutes walk from Moesgaard Museum and about 15 minutes by bus from Århus city centre.

The official conference language is English.

The conference will focus on the role and consequences of FIRE in the preservation and interpretation of the environmental archaeological record. Fire is usually connected with some kind of human activity, and charred organic material, bone, weed seeds, grain, wood, pollen or whatever, is usually among the most abundant find groups recovered in archaeology.

Provisional session titles: Intentional use of Fire, Accidental Fires, Transformation Processes.

Offers of oral presentations (20-25 minutes) and posters are invited and should be accompanied by an abstract. Abstracts should be 1-3 pages in length, including figures and bibliography if appropriate. The abstracts will be included in a conference book. Please send them to the contact address below:

Deadline for Abstracts (Papers and Posters): 31 July 2008

Contact address:

Att: AEA Conference
Peter Hambro Mikkelsen
Moesgaard Museum
8270 Højbjerg
Denmark
E-mail: AEA@hum.au.dk

Website:  http://www.envarch.net/events/index.html#aea2008 

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