Next Meeting, 2017

Posted by Steve Burrow on February 03, 2017
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The next meeting of the Implement Petrology Group will be held at St Olave’s Church Hall, York, on Saturday 25 February, starting at 12:30 until 17:00.

If you are interested in attending please contact steve.burrow AT DOT uk

MESO-lithics project 1.0

Posted by Steve Burrow on April 26, 2014
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Lithoscapes are holding their inaugural day conference in Lancaster at the office of Oxford Archaeology North on Saturday 24 May 2014.

The conference marks the launch of the MESO-lithics project, with the first session focusing on lithic raw materials.

Further details can be found here

Symposium on chert and other knappable stone

Posted by Steve Burrow on May 07, 2012
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From 20 – 24 August 2013, the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania will be holding an International Symposium on Chert and Other Knappable Materials

The conference will cover all aspects of knapped stone raw materials from geological origin, to mining, usage, and laboratory analyses on these materials and presentations are invited on materials such as obsidian, rhyolite and quartzite as well as chert. The intended audiences are field archaeologists, laboratory researchers, ethnographers and modern day knappers with papers being accepted on any culture or period.

Further details can be found here.

Hands across the Water

Posted by Steve Burrow on March 23, 2011
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From 6-8 May 2011, Bournemouth University are hosting an international conference exploring Neolithic links between Britain and Ireland.

There are papers on flint mining and stone movement, but of particular interest to Implement Petrology Group members may be the launch of Stone Axe Studies volume 3 which will be held during the conference.

More information can be found here.

International Mineralogical Society

Posted by Steve Burrow on September 01, 2009
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In 2010, the International Mineralogical Society, the oldest international scientific body of mineral sciences, will be running a workshop on “Siliceous rocks and their nomenclature – an interface of mineralogy, petrography and archeology“.

The workshop will run on 28 August 2010 in the Hungarian National Museum, Budapest.

For more details visit: The International Mineralogical Society.