Getting Here



 The Fifth International Workshop for African Archaeobotany was held 3-5 July, 2006
at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. For scheduled papers and absracts select days below.






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Getting Here






Sunday, 2 July.

2pm-6pm Early Registration. Institute of Archaeology foyer

Download final program and abstracts as PDF [723 kb]

Monday, 3 July, 2006
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8:30-9:30am - Registration and coffee. IoA Room 609
(Coffee breaks will be in this room. Posters will be displayed here)

9:40am - Introductory Remarks - Room 612
Professor Peter Ucko, former director Institute of Archaeology

Session (all day) Gathered resources: foragers, wood fuels and the environmental impact

10:00 am - 1:15pm Papers and Discussion. IOA Seminar Room 612

1:15 - 2:15 pm - Lunch break

2:15 pm - 6:00 pm - Papers and Discussion. IOA Seminar Room 612

6:00 pm - Wine reception. Room 609
With welcoming remarks by Professor Stephen Shennen
Director, Institute of Archaeology


Tuesday, 4 July, 2006
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Session (morning) Agricultural beginnings: cultivation, domestication and early dispersal

9:00 am - 11:45 am Papers and Discussion. IOA Seminar Room 612

11:45 depart for Kew Gardens (Richmond, London)

1:15-2:30 Lunch at Jodrell Laboratory Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew.

Tours of Laboratories, and Facilities, including Anatomy Lab, Cereal Garden, Princess of Wales Greenhouse, The Economic Collection (including Ancient Egyptian Material)

4:30pm Tea at Jodrell. Conference Photograph
With Kew Bookstall (discounted books)

From 5pm-6:30. Free time in Garden.

Wednesday, 5 July, 2006
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Session: Archaeobotany and political economy: Cash crops, perennials and the organization of production

9:00 am - 2:15 pm Papers and Discussions. IOA Seminar Room 612


2:30-6:30 Laboratory Session (Rooms 306, 308, 313).

(Note additional access to laboratories can be arranged)

A conference dinner in London.
At MAGHREB Moroccan Restaurant, Islington, London


Posters will be displayed throughout the conference.



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