– Welcome –
We are excited to welcome you to the 14th International Council for Archaeozoology Conference, to be held at the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. This is the first time the conference will be held in Australia and we are eager to share this amazing land with conference delegates.
The major theme for the conference is ‘Oceans and Coastline – Past, Present and Future’. The location of the conference on the doorstep of the internationally renowned Great Barrier Reef provides an opportunity to consider the ecological dynamism in which ancient cultures are embedded, and how they shape and are shaped by place. The rising and falling of sea levels, the transformations of coastlines through time and the shifting array of available resources is a context that resonates well beyond the Great Barrier Reef. In various ways this context frames prehistoric narratives throughout the world, as well as directly speaking to contemporary discussions of climate change, so clearly highlighted to the world by COP26. The long-term perspective provided by archaeology permits both environmental change and cultural corollary to be viewed as long-term structures, giving archaeology the unique ability to inform upon current models and projections. This theme speaks to finding our voice in this arena and demonstrating that zooarchaeology has a very real role to play.
We look forward to welcoming you!
– Call for Sessions –
– Important Dates –
- Call for Sessions Opens – 20 September 2022
- Call for Sessions Closes – 30 November 2022
- Session Acceptances Issued – 15 December 2022
- Call for Abstracts Opens – 16 December 2022
- Call for Abstracts Closes – 31 January 2023
- Abstract Acceptances Issued – 15 February 2023
- Registration Opens – 1 November 2022
- Early Bird Closes – 1 April 2023
- Presenter Registration Closes – 1 April 2023
- Draft Program Released – 30 April 2023
- Conference – 7 to 12 August 2023
– Sponsorship –