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20221107 - Mountain Landscapes Virtual Workshop

Finding & Managing Hunter–Gatherer Archaeological Sites in Mountain Landscapes 


Friday Nov 25 th 2022. 1pm-5pm UTC

This virtual workshop focuses on comparative approaches to locating and managing hunter- gatherer archaeological sites in the mountains. Such sites are often small and ephemeral and present considerable challenges for site prospection and appropriate protection. The archaeological record of hunter-gatherer sites in different mountain regions is often shaped by very distinctive research and landscape histories, making direct comparisons challenging. Case studies from the Austrian, Italian and Swiss Alps, India and Scotland will be presented followed by a round table discussion to highlight key issues and compare experiences.

This workshop is part of ‘Looking Up: the future of early prehistoric heritage in Europe’s mountains’ (IRC COALESCE/2021/78)

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13:00 – 13:10

Graeme Warren &
Micheál Butler

Welcome and Introductions

13:10 – 13:30

Marcel Cornelissen

The Swiss Alps b.C. (before Cheese) – looking for hunter–gatherers in the Swiss Alps in the past, present and future

13:30 – 13:50

Graeme Warren et al.

‘Looking Up’ – Finding and managing the Mesolithic in the Cairngorms, Scotland

13:50 – 14:10

Paolo Biagi

Looking for Mesolithic sites in the Central Alps of northern Italy

14:10 – 14:30

Ekta Singh

Spiti Valley: A corridor for hunter–gatherer in the Himalayas

14:30 – 14:50

Caroline Posch

Land of mountains. Approaches and methods for the prospection of prehistoric hunter–gatherer sites in the Austrian Alps


15:10 – 15:30

Chaired by Micheal Butler


15:30 – 16:30

Chaired by Graeme Warren

Round Table Discussion: Challenges in Finding and Managing Hunter–Gatherer sites in Mountain Landscapes

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