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Conference: Trial by Fire 2020

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United Kingdom

An interdisciplinary conference on the transformative power of fire.

Fire always leaves its mark and a wealth of information behind. Our aim is to bring together research on experimental archaeology, archaeomaterials, archaeobotany, anthracology, pyrotechnology, taphonomic investigations including burned bone, combustion features, or accidental burning. 

Abstracts are welcome on a range of topics and case studies, including:

  • Can fire be considered an artefact? 
  • How can fire be used as an experimental tool moving forward?
  • How have people engaged with fire over the course of prehistory and history?
  • What can the analysis of heated and burnt materials tell us about burning events?

Abstracts are due by 31st January 2020

The conference will take place at the Dept. Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology, University of Liverpool, Central Teaching Hub.

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