The 29th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) is coming to Belfast this week, from 27 August to 3 September and ACSU are delighted to be participating in three sessions:
Thursday, 31 August
Dr Kerri Cleary will present in session 723:Strategies for Food Production in Prehistory, which will take place from 08:30 to 10:30. Kerri will close the session (09:45–10:00) with a paper titled Foodways in Bronze Age Ireland: Self-sufficient households or communal cooperation?, presenting some results from the ongoing FOODSEC (Food security in Bronze Age Ireland) project alongside recent organic residue analysis of a large pottery assemblage from Corrstown, Co. Londonderry/Derry.
Friday, 1 September
Billy Sines will present his research in session 729: EXARC: Reconstructing Past Narratives Through Experimental Archaeology, which will take place from 08:30 to 16:00. Billy will open the session (08:45–09:00) with a paper titled Reconsidering Combs and Comb-making in Early Medieval Ireland, using experimental archaeology to better understand the processes required to make these complex, composite objects of metal and skeletal material.
Ian Russell is co-organiser of session 143: Defining Site Functions in the Viking World: Weaving Narratives from Disparate Strands of Evidence, which will take place from 14:00 to 18:30. Ian and his co-organisers, Dr Rebecca Boyd and Prof Harold Mytum, are delighted to host ten papers on how the roles of Viking-Age sites are interpreted. Ian himself will kick off the session (14:15–14:30) with a paper titled Sight, Sounds and Senses: Defining the function of Viking camps from disparate strands of evidence.