Programme

Wednesday 21st October

Schloss Herrenhausen • Seminar Room 4

08:30 – 09:30 Registration
09:30 – 10:00 Welcome Speeches

Stefan Winghart, Sabine Gaudzinski-Windheuser, Jarod Hutson

10:00 – 11:00 I. Davidson

Touching language origins again: how worked bone shaped our understanding

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break (Foyer UG)
 

1st Session: Identification and Methodology

11:30 – 11:50 M. Roberts & S. Parfitt

The bone hammers from the early Middle Pleistocene site at Boxgrove, West Sussex, UK: their identification, process of manufacturing and use

11:50 – 12:10 M.A. Julien

Producing and retouching stones with bones: insights from different archaeological contexts

12:10 – 12:30 S. Bello & S. Parfitt

Retoucher, pressure flaker, hammer or anvil? A new protocol and methods for interpreting organic knapping tools

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break (Business 1)
13:30 – 13:50 U. Thun Hohenstein et al.

Bone retouchers from some Italian Middle Palaeolithic sites (Riparo Tagliente, Grotta della Ghiacciaia, Grotta Reali)

 

2nd Session: Associated Archaeology and Human Behaviour

13:50 – 14:10 A. Burke

Teeth, tools and retouchers: did Neanderthals and Homo sapiens engage the world in different ways?

14:10 – 14:30 S. Gaudzinski-Windheuser

Worked mammoth bones from the Middle Palaeolithic site of Salzgitter-Lebenstedt

14:30 – 14:50 M. Haidle & R. Stolarczyk

Deconstructing retouchers: Effective chains and cognigrams as a tool for analysing object behaviour

14:50 – 15:10 F. Cuartero

Bones and Stones: Stone retouchers at the Middle Palaeolithic of the Iberian Peninsula

15:10 – 15:30 O. Jöris

On the functional variation of bone/tooth and stone retouchers: Ad hoc or specialised tools?

15:30 – 15:50 R. Yeshurun

Picking up the Trash: Contextual Taphonomy of Utilized Food refuse in Levantine Palaeolithic Camps

15:50 – 16:10 P. Neruda & M. Lázničková-Galetová

Retouchers from mammoth tusks in Middle Palaeolithic. Case study from Kůlna Cave layer 7a1 (Czech Republic)

16:10 – 16:30 Coffee Break (Foyer UG)
16:30 – 17:30 M. Mozota

Experimental approach to bone retouchers

17:30 – 18:30 Visit to Schloss Herrenhausen Gardens
18:30 – 21:00 Dinner (Festsaal)

Thursday 22nd October

Schloss Herrenhausen • Seminar Room 4

 

3rd Session: Time and Space

9:00 – 9:20 A. Gopher et al.

Bone (Shaping) olos-a culturally dynamic relationship in the late Lower Palaeolithic of the Levant, the case of Qesem cave, Israel

9:20 – 9:40 J. Rosell et al.

When discarded bones became important: New bone retouchers from the Lower sequence of Qesem cave, Israel

9:40 – 10:00 J. Hutson et al.

On the use of soft hammers at Schöningen 13II-4

10:00 – 10:20 T. van Kolfschoten et al.

Retouchers from the „Spear Horizon“ at Schöningen (Germany)

10:20 – 10:40 C. Daujeard et al.

A reappraisal of the Lower to Middle Palaeolithic bone retouchers from southeastern France (MIS 9 to 3)

10:40 – 11:00 P. Auguste & N. Sévêque

From West to East: Lower and Middle Palaeolithic bone retouchers in Northern France

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break (Foyer UG)
11:30 – 11:50 L. Kindler & A. Garcia-Moreno

Middle Palaeolithic Bone Retouchers from the Balve Cave, Westphalia, Germany

11:50 – 12:10 G. Abrams

Palaeolithic bone retouchers from Belgium: an overview of the recent research through historic and modern bone collections

12:10 – 12:30 S. Costamagno et al.

Bone retouchers and site function in the Quina Mousterian: The case of Les Pradelles (Marillac-le-Franc, France).

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break (Business 1)
13:30 – 13:50 L. Steguweit & R.-D.Kahlke

An antler hammer from the Eemian (MIS 5e) travertine site of Weimar-Taubach (Thüringen, Central Germany)

13:50 – 14:10 S. Münzel et al.

Middle to Upper Palaeolithic bone retouchers from the Swabian Jura. Raw materials, curation and duration of use

14:10 – 14:30 M. Mozota

Bone retouchers as a key tool in the economic management systems of Late Neanderthals (from a Northern Iberia perspective)

14:30 – 14:50 A. Villaluenga et al.

The Proto-Aurignacian and Early Aurignacian retouchers of Labeko Koba (Basque Country, Spain): a techno-economic and chrono-cultural interpretation using lithic and fauna data

14:50 – 15:10 Jéquier et al.

Same but different: 20,000 years of bone retouchers from Northern Italy. A multi-cultural approach from Neanderthals to Anatomically Modern Humans

15:10 – 15:30 E. Turner et al.

Middle Stone Age bone retouchers from Grotte des Pigeons at Taforalt, north-east Morocco

15:30 – 15:50 E. David & J. Pelegrin

Evidences of the last “retouchoirs” (égriseurs) thanks to some Mesolithic “opportunistic” behaviours

15:50 – 16:10 S. Vitezovic

The importance of retouching tools in post-Palaeolithic period

16:10 – 16:30 Coffee Break (Foyer UG)
 

4th Session: Form and Function

16:30 – 16:50 N. Uomini

Handedeness and bone retouchers

16:50 – 17:10 C. Houmard

Producing lithic tools with pressure flakers in the Canadian Artic Palaeo-Eskimo context

17:10 – 17:30 G. CarverRe: Touch and meaning
17:30 – 18:30 Discussion
18:30 – 21:00 Dinner (Festsaal)

Friday 23rd October

Schloss Herrenhausen • Seminar Room 4

9:00 – 10:30 Round Table

Where do we go from here? Future research on bone retouchers

10:30 – 10:45 Closing Words
11:00 – 19:30 Excursion to Schöningen and Paläon
20:00 – 22:00 Closing Dinner
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