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Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies

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“Identifying Ephemeral Human Colonisation Events in the North Atlantic Islands”

2nd December 2014, 17:30, Learning Centre, Palace Green Library, Dr Mike Church, Durham University

followed by a drinks reception at the Cafe, Palace Green Library.

This event is part of the IMEMS Limits of the Human seminar series for 2014/15. Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. To book your place click here.

Abstract: This talk will explore the initial human colonisation events in pre-Viking Faroes and the Mesolithic in the Western Isles of Scotland. The remarkable similarity in the colonisation signatures in the archaeological and palaeoenvironmental record is highlighted, despite the intervening millennia between the events.

Dr Mike Church is a Reader in Environmental Archaeology in the Department of Archaeology, Durham University. He analyses past human / environment interaction in the North Atlantic islands throughout the Holocene and is actively engaged with international field and laboratory research in Greenland, Iceland, Faroes and Atlantic Scotland.

Contact admin.imems@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.