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Marine Mammal Working Group (International Council for Archaeozoology)

Marine Mammal Working Group (International Council for Archaeozoology), 20-21 September 2019, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge
When Sep 20, 2019 10:00 AM to
Sep 21, 2019 02:30 PM
Where McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street
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Contact Phone +44 (0)1223 339287
Attendees Non-speakers are welcome (registration deadline 15 Sept 2019). Please email
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The second meeting of the Marine Mammal Working Group will be held over two days, 20th-21st September 2019.

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Marine mammals – seals, whales and dolphins – have been exploited through time by coastal societies around the globe. This workshop aims to explore how environmental events and climatic change may have affected marine mammal population dynamics and how humans responded to and/or contributed to such events. More holistically, it provides a forum for discussing new marine mammal research across the spectrum of archaeological and interdisciplinary approaches. Relevant contributions include (but are not limited to) work involving zooarchaeology, DNA (ancient and modern), ZooMS, stable isotopes and history. Day 1 will focus mainly on cetaceans and Day 2 mainly on seals.

Humpback whale diving & walrus surfacing
Humpback diving (photo: Terry Howard CC Attribution-Share Alike 3.0); walrus surfacing (photo: Kit Kovacs and Christian Lydersen, Norwegian Polar Institute)

Registration for non-speakers is by email by 15 September 2019 (please include name, affiliation, address and any dietary requirements). All workshop correspondence can be addressed to

Lunches and tea/coffee will be provided (free for speakers and students, £45 for non-speakers). Participants are requested to organise their own accommodation, for which the Visit Cambridge website may prove helpful.





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