Autumn Meeting 2016 - Neolithic food and farming systems

British Museum

Autumn Meeting 2016

Food and Farming Systems

Organisers: Jessica Smyth and Roz Gillis

10.30am‑5.00pm Monday 28th November 2016

The Stevenson Lecture Theatre (lowest level of the Great Court), the British Museum, London

NB Please organise your ownrefreshments on arrival and lunchtime: we only provide afternoon tea!

10.00 Coffee (available for purchase at outlets in the Great Court)
Welcome / introduction Timothy Darvill
Food and farming systems – a brief rationale Jessica Smyth
Grub’s up? Assessing the evidence for broad spectrum plant exploitation in Pre-Pottery Neolithic Southwest Asia Michael Wallace
Taming the wings: hunting for early domestic birds Julia Best and Mark Maltby
Bones and seeds: an integrated approach to understanding the spread of farming across the western Balkans Jane Gaastra and Anne de Vareilles
An integrated perspective on early farming communities of the Northern Mediterranean Roz Gillis
12.10 Discussion and additional questions

12.20 Lunch (make your own arrangements)

13.30 Southern Portugal animal exploitation systems: trends and changes from Neolithic to Bronze Age Maria João Valente and António Faustino Carvalho
Our daily bread? Plant foods in Neolithic Ireland Meriel McClatchie*
Neolithic Brexit: reduced crop packages in England & Wales/Plants and People in Scotland Catherine Langford*/Rosie Bishop
Integrated approaches to animal exploitation in the Central European Early Neolithic: a case study from Ludwinowo 7 (Kuyavia, Poland; 5250-5000 cal BC) Mélanie Roffet-Salque*
3-minute oral poster presentations (details in abstract booklet – Seren Griffiths, Emily Johnson*, Amy Styring*)

15.15 Tea

15.40 Neolithic explanations revisited: modelling the arrival and spread of domesticated animals into Neolithic Britain and Ireland Vicki Cummings and James Morris
Searching for Middle Neolithic farming in Wiltshire. New evidence from the Stonehenge and Avebury WHS Fay Morley*
What’s cooking in the Neolithic? Emilie Sibbesson
16.40 Discussion

17.00 Close

* Lead author. Full details of authors in abstract booklet.


To book a place for the autumn meeting, please complete the booking form which can be found on the top right of this page. 


28 November 2016

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