Day of the Dead: Recent Research in Human Osteoarchaeology
17th October to 19th October 2014
Day of the Dead is an international archaeology conference which will present and discuss recent research in human osteoarchaeology. The weekend will commence with a workshop on archaeothanatology led by Dr Stéphane Rottier from the University of Bordeaux 1. The keynote speaker will be Dr Barra Ó Donnabháin from University College Cork, Ireland.
Papers are invited for inclusion in the following sessions:
Osteoarchaeology in Ireland:
Papers concentrating on human remains from any time period in Ireland will be considered for this session.
This session will explore funerary archaeology and the deposition of human remains in a variety of different archaeological contexts. Papers for this session could include burial practices, archaeothanatology and taphonomy.
Life before Death:
This session will provide insights concerning how people lived in the past. Papers for this session could cover a wide variety of topics including: demography, diet and nutrition, health and disease, migration, occupation and activity patterns, social organisation, violence and warfare.
Papers which focus on any other aspect of osteoarchaeology will be considered for the open session. We particularly welcome papers on the following: new analytical techniques, approaches to theoretical osteoarchaeology, and applications of forensic anthropology to osteoarchaeology.
Abstracts of no more than 200 words for a twenty-minute paper should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 16th May 2014. We welcome papers from academics, commercial archaeologists, and post-graduate students alike. Abstracts for poster presentations will also be accepted. The submission deadline for a poster presentation is Friday 12th September 2014. Informal enquiries can be directed to the conference organisers at: email@example.com.