We would like to remind you about the proposed session "Domestication of Plants and Animals in the Near East" in the forthcoming Congress of International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences to be held in Burgos on early September (1-7 September in Burgos, Spain). The session will be interdisciplinary, including presentations and discussions on the following aspects:
- concepts used in the study of domestication in the Near East;
- new methodological and technical approaches to the study of plant and animal domestication, for example, criteria involved in the definition and classification of the first domestic animals and plants;
- the empirical record and new archaeological evidence for domestication — micro- and macro-spatial approaches;
- economic strategies and the integration of animals and plants: the origins of agricultural and pastoral practices;
- explanatory models for animal and plant domestication;
- the role of the Near East in the study of the domestication and Neolithisation processes: its distinctiveness and heuristic power.
We inform you that the delivery of communications is now open and the deadline ends on April 30. Each abstract must be submitted via the website: www.burgos2014uispp.com indicating which session it is for and also the name of the session organizer. Communication abstracts should be structured as follows: Surnames, names, Institutions; Introduction - Materials and Methods - Results – Conclusions. Abstracts of papers may not exceed 500 words.
Don't hesitate to contact us if any help or further information is needed.
We are looking forward to meeting you in Burgos next September.
All the best,
Maria Saña Seguí - [log in to unmask] (Departament de Prehistòria, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona - Spain)
Jean-Denis Vigne - [log in to unmask] (UMR 7209: Archéozoologie, Archéobotanique:
Sociétés, Pratiques et Environnements, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle – CNRS, Paris - France)
Sue Colledge - [log in to unmask] (University College London, Institute of Archaeology, London - UK)
Miquel Molist - [log in to unmask] (Departament de Prehistòria, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona - Spain)