Symposium on Theory and Methodology of Mortuary Archaeology

Graf 29, vlak 1-3Martine van Haperen and the Dutch foundation Archaeological Dialogues are organizing a small conference on the interaction between theory and methodology in archaeological mortuary studies.

The conference will take place at Leiden University on April 22nd 2015, the first day of a three-day conference titled ‘Merovingian Mortuary Studies in an Interdisciplinary Perspective’.

The organizers invite papers on the following themes: techniques and standards for excavation and publication; the use of scientific analyses on grave remains; and the potential added value of ethnographic examples and anthropological theory for archaeological mortuary studies.

Please see the call for papers for more details. The deadline for abstract submission is January 15th 2015.