Prehistory on the Edge conference to honour the late Caroline Wickham-Jones

29 September 2022
The University of Aberdeen is the venue for a conference on 11 and 12 November 2022, in memory of the late Caroline Wickham-Jones.

The event, titled 'Prehistory on the edge: studying and celebrating the Stone Age in north-west Europe', will take place at the Kings College Conference Centre in Aberdeen.

The two-day event will include podium presentations, exhibits including living prehistory and a sound installation, a drinks reception and a three-course banquet meal. Speakers confirmed so far include: 

  • Kevin J. Edwards (“A Rum Affair” – Recollections of a friend)
  • Steven Mithen and Inger Berg-Hansen (The 2022 excavation at Rubha Port an t-Seilich, Isle of Islay: stratigraphy, artefacts, dates)

  • Shumon T. Hussain & CLIOARCH team (Late Pleistocene and early Holocene hunter-gatherers in changing technological, climatic, and animal environments: a portfolio of recent work)

  • Margaret Elphinstone (What’s the story? Crossing the genres with Caroline Wickham-Jones)

Mesolithic Deeside will be presenting a short paper, we will have a table with finds and an exhibition.

See the full line-up here

It is free to attend the event, although all attendees will need to register. In addition to the free registration type, there is an option to register with catering, including lunches on both days and the conference dinner on Friday 11th November (including three course meal and wine). You can pre-book the catered option here and this link will also include the free registration option in due course.

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Prehistory on the Edge is made possible thanks to support from The Leverhulme Trust, the University of Aberdeen (School of Geosciences), and Aberdeenshire County Council, and the investments of time, expertise and enthusiasm of Caroline's friends, family and colleagues.

Thank you to Mesolithic Deeside, who highlighted the conference on their newsletter. 

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