The First Euregional Archaeological Conference

What’s new about the Linearbandkeramik culture in the Meuse-Rhine region

The Euregion Meuse-Rhine saw the arrival of the first people introducing agriculture to the area about 7.400 years ago. Because of their specific style of pottery decoration, these pioneer farmers have become famous as the Linearbandkeramik culture (commonly abbreviated as LBK).
These first agriculturalists have been subject to research for over a hundred years. Even though this long period of investigation has yielded an enormous amount of research data, there are still more questions than answers.

Programme Nov 6th to 9th, 2014
Thursday Nov 6th, Stayokay Maastricht:
Two evening lectures in Dutch with prof. dr. Wil Roebroeks and dr. Remko Kuipers on prehistoric subsistence strategies: the introduction of fire and paleodiet.

Friday and Saturday Nov 7th – 8th, Stadsschouwburg Sittard:
LBK Conference with more than twenty presentations in English involving researchers from Germany, France, the Netherlands and Belgium who will present their latest insights, discoveries and theories.
In four sessions:

  • Ideology and Social Organisation (prof. dr. Andreas Zimmerman from Cologne University),
  • LBK Landscape (prof. dr. Corrie Bakels from Leiden University)
  • Technology (dr. Caroline Hamon from French National Centre for Scientific Research)
  • LBK Neighbours (prof. dr. Leendert Louwe Kooijmans)

Sunday Nov 9th, LBK-landscape (departure near Stadsschouwburg Sittard):
Field trip by bus in English / Dutch. The excursion will cross the LBK landscape of the Belgian and Dutch provinces of Limburg and will visit four LBK sites.

Information and registration

For more information and registration, please visit the (English) section of the AVL website
LBK conference 2014

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