The central focus of the conference will be « Beyond use-wear traces: on tools and people ». Many studies on technological aspects of material culture deal with specific material categories (e.g. flint, ceramics, bone), often in separate or isolated ways, and this division does not really reflect the integrated nature of technical systems in which different material categories are in dynamic interaction. Hence, exploring the interactions between different chaînes opératoires is crucial for a more global concept of the toolkit with all its components and it is a precondition to paleoethnographic reconstructions of technical systems and economies.
This conference aims to revive the debate on the role of traceology (use-wear and residues) in multidisciplinary approaches that address archaeological questions. Therefore, we invite presentations which are not solely isolated functional studies, but which attempt to integrate other approaches and/or different raw materials. Starting from a functional perspective, presentations could explore topics such as apprenticeship, group dynamics, social status, economy, technological evolution, spatial organisation, mobility patterns and territories, or adaptations to cultural and environmental changes. Also presentations dealing with more methodological topics are encouraged as methodological advances are in the heart of the discipline (experimentation, trace quantification, residue characterisation).
Different kinds of presentations could be proposed:
-Oral presentation 15 mn
-Pecha Kucha (Pecha Kucha is a simple presentation format where you show 20 slides, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images.)
The deadline for the proposal for communication with abstract (not be longer 300 words and 5 keywords) is 30th of september 2017
Organisers: S. Beyries, UCA-CNRS, C. Hamon, Paris 1 Univ.-CNRS, Y. Maigrot, Paris1 Univ.-CNRS.
Scientific Comittee: R. Fullagar Wolongo Univ. (Australia); D. Macdonald Tulsa Univ. (USA); E. Gyria Russian Academy of Sciences (Russia); V. Rots Liege Univ. (Belgium); I. Clemente CSIC Barcelone (Spain); A. Van Gijn Leiden Univ. (Netherlands); C. Lemorini , Rome Univ. (Italy); A. Little York Univ. (UK); E. Claud, Inrap (France).
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