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Landscape Archaeology Conferences, call for proposals

LAC, Landscape Archaeology Conferences, 2016 - OPEN CALL FOR PAPER AND POSTER PROPOSALS

The LAC 2016 Scientific Committee is now inviting submissions of abstracts for individual papers and posters!

The list of the accepted sessions by themes is as follows:

A. Integrated Approaches in Landscape Archaeology

A1 Living in a Landscape – How to incorporate the short-term in landscape archaeology

A2 Interactions in archaeology

A3 Late Glacial Northern Landscapes: an Integrative Approach to Paleolandscape and Human Land Use Reconstructions

A4 “Cultural Landscapes: what for?” - Demonstrating the social impact of our work

B. Landscape Historical Ecology and Climate Change

B1 PAGES LandCover6k: mapping past global anthropogenic land cover and land use for climate modelling

B2 Land Use and Land Cover Change (LULCC) in pre-colonial sub-Saharan Africa

B3 Landscape Archaeology and the History of the Commons

B4 Environmental Humanities: A rethinking of landscape archaeology?

C. Landscapes and Water

C1 Social construction and senses of water

C2 Waterscapes – engineering and entanglement

C3 Water harvesting systems as key for understanding human management of arid environments

C4 Water or Land? Medieval Wetlands as Encultured Landscapes

C5 The ever-changing environment: Landscape-archaeology in river landscapes

C6 Archaeology of Water Landscapes

D. Frontier Landscapes, Landscape Frontiers

D1 Crossing Boundaries: exploring the limits of “landscape”

D2 Exploring the rural edge – Outland landscape exploitation and resource colonization

D3 Rethinking “critical frontier studies”: Disentangling transitional landscape narratives

D4 The landscape of The Mining District of Bergslagen - In the Borderland between the Agricultural Areas and the Large Wooded areas

E. Mediterranean Landscape Archaeology

E1 Cross-disciplinary and integrative approaches to human-environment interactions in Mediterranean landscape archaeology

E2 Mediterranean Seascapes: places, lifeways, interactions

E3 The Formation of Terraced Landscapes around the Mediterranean: Timing and Motivation

E4 Frontiers and island landscapes in Sardinia

F. Mobility and Landscape

F1 Rethinking Mountain Cultural Landscapes: Integrated analysis on pastoralism and transhumance

F2 Nomadic spatiality: the production of meaningful landscapes by mobile peoples

F3 Mobility, Stability and Human-Landscape Interaction in the archaeology of Asia

F4 Landscapes of mobility: the use of computational approaches in modelling ancient patterns of connectivity

G. Landscape Archaeology in Practice

G1 Historic Landscape Photography

G2 Archaeological Approaches to Coastal and Island Landscapes at Risk

G3 Geophysical approaches to landscape archaeology

G4 Exploring maritime landscapes by multi-proxy approaches: Combining geomorphological, palaeofaunistical and geophysical methods

The paper/poster abstracts may be submitted on an official Abstract Submission form.

The deadline for paper/poster submission is 1st April 2016.

Questions regarding abstract submission should be sent to the secretariat at

For questions regarding other matters (e.g. exhibition, venues, and general information) please contact Professor Paul Lane at

Registration for the Landscape Archaeology Conference 2016 is now open!

Please take advantage of the early bird registration before 1 May 2016. All prices include VAT.

Early Bird Registration Fee:Regular Participant: SEK 1700 Registered Student (please provide proof): SEK 1200

Late Registration Fee: Regular Participant: SEK 2100. after 15th June 2016 Student Participant: SEK 1700

Conference Dinner at Gamla Uppsala 24th August: SEK 350

Conference webpage: Additional can be found on the the LAC 2016 conference webpage

There will be a one-day meeting in Uppsala hosted by IHOPE Integrated History and Future of People on Earth ( on Monday 22nd August 2017, for which pre-registration (free) will be required. Further details will be available soon.

An excursion to Gamla Uppsala will be arranged during the conference. Post-conference excursions options will include northern Uppland to visit sites associated with the iron industry by Walloon immigrants especially during the 17th century, and the island of Gotland, well known for its prominence during the Viking Age and the architectural splendours of Visby - the main centre of the Hanseatic League during the 12th to 14th century. There will also be opportunities to visit various prehistoric sites in Sweden.

Paul Lane, Professor of Global Archaeology

Chair, Local LAC 2016 Organising Committee

Department of Archaeology & Ancient History,

Uppsala University

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