Tumuli and Megaliths in Eurasia – Call for Abstract

Prehistoric societies developed different ways to treat their dead. One of the most distinctive was offering them to earth using structures as artificial hills such as tumuli, mounds, and kurgans. Why did people so distant in space and time, build the last address for their dead in such a similar shape? We invite podium and poster presentation focusing from the western megalithism to the central European and Asian Kurgan, and the classic Mediterranian graves. We will give preference to groundbreaking results, interdisciplinary and novel methodological approaches, regional synthesis, and innovative ways of relating them with other realities (enclosures, cromlechs, menhirs, stelae and rock carvings).

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Genetica, archeologia e linguaggio

MONDAY 11 NOVEMBER AT 18:00 – Istituto di Norvegia di Roma, viale Trenta Aprile 33
Towards a new European prehistory: genes, archaeology and language

Ancient DNA has revolutionized our understanding of later European prehistory, from the first farmers to
the Bronze Age. Here, Kristiansen will present the new, emerging picture of Europe’s past


Soils as records of Past and Present: the geoarchaeological approach

6-7 November 2019 – Bruges
In the last few decades, soil science has contributed greatly to the discussion on climatic and environmental changes, as well as to various topics of human impact on landscape and environment. Nowadays, vast amounts of soil data are collected in a large range of study fields.
In many countries soil studies are systematically integrated into archaeological investigations. Moreover, in some countries this methodology is legally required research protocol, as for
example in Belgium since 2016. This geoarchaeological approach enables the better understanding and anticipation of complex and fragile interactions between societies and their environments.
The meeting aims to address these complex issues and demonstrate how they are handled and unravelled through past and current interdisciplinary research.

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