Getting Here



 The Fifth International Workshop for African Archaeobotany will be held 2-5 July, 2006
at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. For scheduled papers and absracts select days below.






Institute of


Getting Here






Monday, 3 July, 2006

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 -
Professor Peter Ucko, former director Institute of Archaeology
IOA Seminar Room 612

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

10:00 am - Barbara Eichhorn (JW Goethe University, Frankfurt)-
Holocene Environmental Change and Landuse at Ounjougou, Mali

10:30 am - M. Adebisi Sowunmi (University of Ibadan, Nigera)
Humans and the mangrove in southern Nigeria

11:00 am - Bernard Clist (IRD/UR92, Paris)
The first villages of Central Africa : archaeological evidence of long-distance contacts, early land-use and the colonization of various ecosystems before 2500 BP

11:30 am ... Coffee Break

11:45 am - Alexa Hohn (JW Goethe University, Frankfurt)-
Savannas or forests? The environment of human settlements in southern Cameroon during the first millennium BC

12:15 pm - Steffi Kahlheber (JW Goethe University, Frankfurt)-
Pearl millet in the rainforest: plant use by early settlers in Southern Cameroon during the first millennium BC

12:45 pm - Louise Iles (UCL)-
The selection and use of plants within Bugandan iron-smelting traditions

1:15- 2:15 pm... Lunch break

2:15 pm - Alexander Antonites & Annemari Raath (Pretroria)-
The state of paleoethnobotany in South Africa

2:45 pm - Caroline Cartwright (The British Museum)-
Wood charcoal assemblages from cave sites in the south-western Cape, South Africa: implications for Late Quaternary vegetation

3:15 pm - Lucy Allcott (UCL)-
Evidence for Podocarpus forest and changes in anthropogenic wood use at Sibudu Cave, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

3:30 pm ... Coffee break

4:00 pm - Christine Sievers (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)-
Fruits, Nuts and Seeds in the Middle Stone Age at Sibudu Cave, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

4:30 pm - Ursula Thanheiser (Vienna)-
Subsistence strategies in the early and middle Holocene in Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt

5:00 - 5:45 pm ... Discussion

5:45 pm ... Wine reception. Room 609
Welcoming remarks by Stephen Shennan, Director, Institute of Archaeology


Tuesday, 4 July, 2006


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