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Lecce from Monday 3rd to Saturday 8th of June 2019

Dear colleagues,

2019 will be the year of the 18th congress of the IWGP and we are much looking forward to see many of you in Italy.

The third circular and call for abstracts is now out an can be found here

The first circular can be found here
For all relevant information and updates please see the conference website:
Link to conference website

Past Conferences

Paris, 4-9 July 2016

To get directly to the IWGP 2016 site please click here.


The steering committee

Marie-Pierre Ruas
Aurélie Salavert
Margareta Tengberg
Françoise Toulemonde
Véronique Zech-Matterne
Charlène Bouchaud
Bénédicte Pradat

and with the help of the archaeobotany students of Paris

UMR 7209 - Archéozoologie, archéobotanique : Sociétés, pratiques et environnements
BP 56, 55 rue Buffon, 75005 Paris


IWGP 2013 Thessaloniki

16th Conference of the International Work Group for Palaeoethnobotany in Thessaloniki, Greece, 17 to 21 June 2013, followed by an excursion on 22 June (it will combine Archaeology, wine tasting  and plant grazing).

Tania and Thessaloniki are looking forward to welcoming the next IWGP pariticipants, introducing them to an exciting city with delicious food and a rich culture.

If you have questions please contact Tania Valamoti: iwgp-13@hist.auth.gr

Local Organisers

Ass. Prof. Dr. Soultana Maria "Tania" Valamoti, Thessaloniki

Contact Address

Soultana M. Valamoti
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Dept. of Archaeology
54124 Thessaloniki

Conditions for admission

In order for a paper or poster to be accepted for inclusion in an IWGP conference, the major subject matter should relate to the study of the human exploitation of plant resources (wild and/or domesticated) or human interactions with the environment, by analysis and interpretation of plant macro remains (mainly seeds, fruits and other plant parts if connected with seeds, but not charcoal or pollen and spores etc.). Limited inclusion of anthracological or palynological data may be acceptable in circumstances where this complements the plant macrofossil data.

IWGP 2013 Topics

1. 'Integration' of different lines of archaeobotanical evidence, i.e. plant macros, pollen, charcoal, phytoliths.

2. Field recovery techniques and solving problems in difficult situations

3. The archaeobotanical investigation of food remains

4. The contribution of ethnobotany to archaeobotanical research

5. Origins of agriculture

6. Dispersal of cultivated plants

Within session 6, it is planned to have 2 Sub-Sessions dedicated to a special theme, and including practical demonstrations:

6.1. The origin and early spread of naked wheat

6.2. New Glume Wheat, 13 years after


15th Conference of the International Work Group for Palaeoethnobotany in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, May 31 - June 5, 2010.

Local Organisers

Dr. Felix Bittmann, Lower Saxony Institute for Historical Coastal Research (bittmann@nihk.de)

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Contact Address

Felix Bittmann
Lower Saxony Institute for Historical Coastal Research
Viktoriastr. 26/28
26382 Wilhelmshaven

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