Babies Reborn: infant/children burials in prehistory: Workshop 26 at the XVth UISPP Congress (WS26)

Venue: Lisbon

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Event Date/Time: Sep 04, 2006 End Date/Time: Sep 09, 2006
Early Registration Date: Oct 30, 2005
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 31, 2005
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As distinct age groups, babies and children have their special place in the archaeological record. The examination of the manifold manifestations of their presence in prehistoric contexts would attract scholarly attention with approaches varying from purely archaeological and bioarchaeological analyses of burial contexts through chronology observations to interpretations and reconstructions of ritual and symbolic systems. Cross-cultural comparisons and parallels as well as the multidisciplinarity of these considerations would contribute to a more complete picture of the social and ritual structures in prehistory.


Additional Information

Organizers: Krum Bacvarov (Institute of Archaeology and Museum at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, and Tatiana Mishina (Archaeological Institute at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Papers as well as posters must be presented in English or French and will be published in a dedicated volume as part of the XV UISPP congress proceedings. Any proposals for contributions (papers and posters) must be received by 30th October 2005, and are subject to approval by the workshop organizers. For the pre-congress publication, all contributors will have to submit an abstract (100–200 words, English and French) of their paper or poster by 31st December 2005. The abstract must include the exact title of the respective contribution, three to five key words, and the name(s) of the author(s). Abstracts are to be submitted (in Word or Rich-Text Format) by e-mail. Information on the workshop as well as registration forms can be found at: Participants should register online ( and please also email a copy of the proposed title and abstract to the organizers. Please pass on this call for papers to anyone who you think might be interested.