Dutch conference on mortuary archaeology

The Dutch foundation Archaeological Dialogues in cooperation with the medieval chair group at Leiden University are organizing a small symposium on the interaction between theory and methodology in archaeological mortuary studies, followed by a two day conference on early medieval cemetery archaeology in the Low Countries. The conference will take place at Leiden University on April 22nd to 24th 2015.

The first day will consist of papers the 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.

The two consecutive days will focus specifically on early medieval cemetery archaeology in the Netherlands and Belgium, and will include a lecture by Martine van Haperen on reopened graves from the Low Countries.

For more details, please see the program and registration form on the foundation’s website. The registration deadline is April 3rd.

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