Abstracts for all paper and poster presentations are available in the PDF programme.



8:30 Registration / tea and coffee
9:20 Welcome
SESSION 1 Perceptions and depictions (Chair: Joe Roe)
Dog and monkey pets in pharaonic Egypt (Kamila Braulinska)
9:50 Trading identities: alternative interpretations of Viking horse remains in Scotland (Siobhan Cooke)
10:10 Food for the soul: the socioeconomic context of fishing and fish consumption in Anglo-Saxon England, AD 400–1100 – the ups and downs of multidisciplinary approaches in zooarchaeology (Rebecca Reynolds)
10:30 Tea and coffee (20 mins)
SESSION 2 Methodological innovations (Chair: Adam Allentuck)
10:50 The use of biometric analysis to highlight environmental change: insights into past environmental conditions – a case study from the Palaeolithic (Beatrice Bertini Vacca)
11:10 Northern European evidence cited for Middle Pleistocene spear use (Annemieke Milks)
11:30 Is it possible to differ two domesticated and two wild forms of South American Camelids on the basis of osteological material?(Katarzyna Marciniak)
11:50 Investigating ‘wild’ cattle to uncover causes of foot pathologies and identify past draught cattle (Lauren Bellis)
12:10 A disease-ridden dog from a 19th century site in Toronto, Canada: a case emphasizing the importance of differential diagnosis and a clinical approach to palaeopathology (Eric Tourigny)
12:30 Lunch (50 minutes)
13:20 Laboratory tour
SESSION 3 Zooarchaeology in flight (Chair: Anna Spyrou)
13:40 Cultural and scientific perception of human-chicken interactions: chickens in archaeological material culture (Michael Feider)
14:00 Identifying goose and duck remains from archaeological sites using morphometric analysis (Ged Poland)
14:20 The use and consumption of mammals and birds at Thornton Abbey (North Lincolnshire, United Kingdom) in Late Medieval and Post-Medieval times (Sofía Tecce)
14:40 Birds of prey (Accipitriformes) remains from archaeological sites in Poland (Martyna Wiejacka)
15:00 Tea and coffee (20 mins)
SESSION 4 Invisible animals (Chair: Elizabeth Henton)
15:20 Trotting into prehistory: tracing the invisible donkey in the Ancient Near East (Jill Goulder)
15:40 Tracking the elusive fallow deer: exploring stable isotope evidence for imports during the Iron Age and Roman periods in Britain (David Osborne)
16:00 Camels on the north-eastern frontiers of the Roman Empire (Weronika Tomczyk)
16:20 The neglected goat: a new methodological approach to the understanding of the role of this species in the English Medieval husbandry and economy (Lenny Salvagno)
16:40 Debate: outreach and reaching out: communicating zooarchaeological research to a wider audience (Chairs: Louise Martin and Elizabeth Farebrother)
17:00 Drinks reception
19:00 Dinner (optional)


9:00 Tea and coffee
SESSION 5 Pleistocene environments and adaptations (Chair: Mariana Nabais)
9:30 When humans met carnivores, when carnivores met humans: a coevolutionary process during the Pleistocene (Edgard Camarós and Marián Cueto)
9:50 The exploitation of animal resources in the Meuse basin (Belgium) during the Middle Palaeolithic (Grégory Abrams)
10:10 Taphonomic analysis of Lower Cantabrian Magdalenian deposits from El Mirón cave (Cantabria, Northern Spain) (Jean Marie Geiling, Ana Belen Marín-Arroyo, Manuel Ramón, González-Morales and Lawrence Guy Straus)
10:30 Man vs wild: ecological pressures and human behaviours in North-West Europe during the Late Pleistocene (MIS 3) (Elodie-Laure Jimenez and Mietje Germonpré)
10:50 Tea and coffee (20 mins)
SESSION 6 Prehistoric animal exploitation (Chair: Alex Mulhall)
11:10 Zooarchaeological analysis of red deer (Cervus elaphus), elk (Alces alces) and roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) remains from the Holocene in Polish areas (Jan Wiejacki)
11:30 Animal exploitation and the use of space in the Greek sector of the Late Neolithic settlement of Promachon-Topolnica, central Macedonia, Greece (George Kazantzis)
11:50 Understanding the first Chalcolithic communities of Estremadura: a zooarchaeological approach at Castro de Chibanes, Portugal (Vera Pereira)
12:10 Characterisation of the domestic dog in the late prehistory of the Iberian Peninsula (Arantxa Daza)
12:30 Lunch (50 minutes)
SESSION 7 Animals in urban societies (Chair: Elizabeth Farebrother)
13:20 Small town, large cattle: investigating drivers of cattle pathology and size change in Roman-period Ashton (Meghann Mahoney)
13:40 Medieval cattle cranial waste from the Burgstraat in Ghent (Emmy Nijssen)
14:00 Feeding a city: zooarchaeological perspective on urban provisioning in post-medieval Chester, England (AD 1500–1950) (Rebecca Gordon)
14:20 The preliminary faunal analysis of Drumclay Crannog, County Fermanagh (Maureen Vaughan)
14:40 Discussion and closing remarks
15:00 Trip to the Grant Museum (optional)

Posters will be displayed in the break room throughout the conference.


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