Bird bone conference

dww (D.W.Wheatley@SOTON.AC.UK)
Tue, 25 Apr 1995 16:22:35 +1030

International Council for Archaeozoology


Southampton, England, 25th to 28th September 1995

The Bird Bone Working Group was established in 1992. A
successful inaugural meeting was held in Madrid that year and
the 22 papers from the meeting were published in 1993 in
Volume 2 of Archaeofauna, Madrid.

The second meeting will be held at the University of
Southampton. There will be lectures and posters on all aspects
of bird remains in archaeology: the exploitation of wild and
domestic birds, changes in bird distributions in the
prehistoric period, and problems of identification and bone
survival. To date, 44 participants have expressed an interest
in attending and 28 papers and posters have been offered. More
papers and posters are welcomed.

The proceedings will be published, probably in a special issue
of the International Journal of Osteoarchaeology.

The programme will also include a one-day field trip to Dorset
to visit a 600-year old swannery and other sites of
ornithological and archaeological interest, a business meeting
and a conference dinner.

Further details can be obtained from Dale Serjeantson, Faunal
Remains Unit, Department of Archaeology, University of
Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ UK
Tel: (44)/(0) 1703 593210
Fax: (44)/(0) 1703 593032

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