XV World Congress - Lisbon 2006 ABSTRACT BOOK

Programme & Welcome

Participants list

Status of Prehistoric studies in the twenty first century in India - Brazilian Archaeology: To Whom Belongs This Past? - Re-construction, simulation, reconstitution. How real is our real, how fake is our past? - Emergence of cognitive abilities - History of Human Populations, palaeoecology and ancient DNA - Bioarchaeology from the Midst of Shells - Land snails as food. Past and present - Ancient cultural landscape in South Europe. Their ecological setting and evolution - The earliest inhabitants in Europe - Modern Humans origins in Eurasia - Iran Palaeolithic - Palaeolithic hunter-gatherers concept of territory - Late Palaeolithic Environments and Cultural. Relations around the Adriatic

Mesolithic/Neolithic interactions in the Balkans and in the middle Danube basin - Gardeners from South America - Material Mnemonics in European Prehistory - Prehistoric Art. Signs, symbols, myth, ideology - Prehistoric art and Ideology - Symbolic spaces in Prehistoric Art. Territories, travels and site location - Mountain environments in prehistoric Europe. Settlement and mobility strategies from Palaeolithic to the early Bronze Age - Contemporary issues in historical archaeology - The Palaeolithic of the Balkans - Settlement Systems of the Middle Paleolithic and Middle Stone Age - Neolithic and Chalcolithic architecture in Europe and the Near East. Techniques of building an spatial organization - Lower Paleolithic. Short and long chronologies, lithic industries linear evolution models, transition to the middle Palaeolithic

The creation of “significant places” and “landscapes” in the Northwestern half of the Iberia, during Pre and Proto-historic times. Theoretical, recording and interpretation issues from case studies in this region - Symbolic figurations in the 4rd and 3rd millenia in the South of the Iberian Peninsula: the engraved schist plaques and their figurative and schematic counterparts - Cave Painting among tribals. An ethno-archaeological perspective - Archaeozooiconology. Pre- and Protohistoric Animal Representations - Postcolonialism and Archaeology Studies - Cognitive archaeology as symbolic archaeology - A New Dawn for the Dark Age? Shifting Paradigms in Mediterranean Iron Age Chronology - On shelter’s ledge Histories, theories and methods of rockshelter research - Romanization and Indigenous societies Rhythms, ruptures and continuities - Setting the Record Straight Toward a Systematic Chronological Understanding of the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic Boundary in Eurasia - Come in… ... and find out. Opening a New Door into the Analysis of Hunter-Gatherer Social Organisation and Behaviour - Experiment, context of emergence and development. Papers in honour of Jacques Tixier & Marie-Louise Inizan

Paleopathology Medical approach of the relations between man and environment in Prehistory - Animal exploitation by prehistoric hunter-gatherer societies. Environment, subsistence and technical behaviour - Coastal geoarchaeology: the research of shell mounds - Transitions in the Palaeolithic - Space And Time: Which diachronies, which synchronies, which scales? - Typology vs Technology - Harvesting the Sea: current perspectives on hunter-gatherer coastal adaptations - Settlement dynamics and environment resources in the Paleolithic of Southwest France: The case of the Quercy region - Monumental Questions: Prehistoric Megaliths, Mounds and Enclosures

Luminescence Dating Techniques A User’s Perspective - Archaeometry Characterization of Pottery. Sampling and analytical protocols and data interpretation - The Contribution of Archaeometry to the Understanding of Bell Beakers Phenomenon - Spaces, Memory and Identity in the European Bronze Age - Aesthetics and Rock Art III Symposium - “Archeologues sans frontiers”. Towards a history of international archeological congresses (1866-2006) - Antiquarians at the Megaliths - Non-flint Raw Material Use in Prehistory Old Prejudices and New Direction

Modern Human dispersals, environments and cultural change in the Late Pleistocene of Northwest Africa and adjacent areas - The Pleistocene palaeoart of the world - Spirals and Circular Forms The most common rock art elements in the world? - Current issues on projectile tips studies, from the beginning of the upper Palaeolithic to the end of the Neolithic - Place Theory in Rock Art Studies - European Cave Art - Middle and Upper Palaeolithic bladelet productions. A diachronic perspective - Climatic Change and Social Evolution in the Arid Lands during the Holocene - Rhythms and causalities of anthropisation dynamic in Europe between 6500 and 500 BC Sociocultural and/or climatic assumptions - Statue-menhir and anthropomorphic stelae in Europe, Asia ad Mediterranean Sea

Megalithic quarrying. Sourcing, extracting and manipulating the stones - Men and volcanoes To live, survive and relive - Quality management of prehistoric sites. From research to dissemination - Public Archaeology Participation of public power in managing memory generated through archaeological heritage, from the point of view of law and cultural policies - Lithic technology in metal using societies - Humans, environment and chronology of the Late Glacial on the North European Plain - Technological analysis on quartzite exploitation - Sharing Taphonomic approaches - Rock Art and Museum - Rock Art Data Base. New Methods and Guidelines In Archiviation and Catalogue - Use of combustibles and site functions during the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic period: new tools, new interpretations - Theoretical and Methodological Issues In Evolutionary Archaeology Toward an Unified Darwinian Paradigm - Raw material supply areas and food supply areas Integrated approach of the behaviours - Functional studies between East and West. Are we finally closer?

Babies Reborn. Infant/children burials in prehistory - Defining a methodological approach to interpret structural evidences - The idea of enclosure in Recent Iberian Prehistory - Middle to Upper Palaeolithic Transitional Industries. Technological, Typological and Morfometrical characteristics - Interdisciplinary Studies In Human Evolution - Symbolism in Rock Art - Learning Archaeology At the cross-road of Sciences - Current State of North American Rock Art - History, Archaeology and Society - Euro-Mediterranean Prehistoric Art - Hunter-Gatherers Studies - Agro-pastoralism and early metallurgy - American Archaeology - Methods - Global State of the Art - Postcolonialism and Archaeology Studies