Final Palaeolithic early Mesolithic of Northern Eurasia

New research and recent discoveries

Invitation to the annual UISPP conference.

The first two days will be devoted to oral presentations/posters and studying Late Palaeolithic flint collections at the University of Copenhagen. On the last day, we would like to propose a bus tour to visit some famous late Paleolithic sites and landscapes in Eastern Denmark (e.g. Bromme, Holmegaards Mose).

The programme for conference for the UISPP Commission The Final Palaeolithic of Northern Eurasia in Copenhagen, is out now. Concerning the excursion the 28 June, there will be a fee of 50 euro. A link for payment will be established primo June here at this homepage.


25 June

19:00 Informal get together at restaurant RizRaz

26 June

9:00 - 9:30 Coffee at the University, outside room 15A-013
9:30 - 9:45 Introduction to the conference. Iwona Sokowiak-Tabaka, Kristoffer Buck Pedersen and Mikkel Sørensen
9:45 - 10:15 Sunken Pathways. Exploring the lost landscapes of Late (Upper) Palaeolithic reindeer hunters off the coast of Heligoland. Berit Valentin Eriksen
10:15 - 10:45 Where is the oak tree among all the mountain avens? – Towards an ecotone reconstruction of Doggerland during the GS-1 with special reference to hypothetical glacial micro refugia of temperate trees in the North Sea Basin. Sascha Krüger
10:45 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 11:30 Ertenis Lake – new locality with Final Palaeolithic and Mesolithic organic finds in northwestern Lithuania. Tomas Rimkus
11:30 - 12:00 Silver sands and crimson clays... more results from the Lieth Moor area. Sonja B. Grimm
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break, University cantina: Building 23, 1 floor.
13:00 - 13:30 The Ahrensburgian cave site of Remouchamps: New 14C-dates and technological analysis of the lithic industry. Hans Vandendriessche
13:30 - 14:00 Final Paleolithic and Mesolithic (c. 10 900-7000 BCE) projectile variability in Northwest Europe – changing social contexts for tool production. Hege Damlien and Inger Marie Berg-Hansen
14:00 - 14:30 The sharp edge of Northwestern Europe: lithics perspectives from the PALaEoScot project. Will Mills
14:30 - 15:00 Coffee break
15:00 - 15:30 Langfjelldal, an Alpine Early Mesolithic single unit reindeer camp. Morten Ramstad and Tor Arne Waraas
15:30 - 16:00 Final Palaeolithic Magdalenian site at Kleszczowa 9, Silesian voivodeship (South Poland). Results of typological, raw material and traseological analyses and further perspectives. Kacper Baranowski and Magdalena Sudoł-Procyk
16:00 - 16:30 Sviderian culture in central Poland. Dominik Kacper Płaza        
16:30 - 16:45 Poster presentation: Marcel Niekus
19:00 Informal get together at a restaurant in Copenhagen. To be announced!

27 June

9:00 - 9:30 Key Note lecture: Recent Developments in the Archaeology of the Last Hunter-Gatherers of Southwest Asia. Tobias Richter, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen.
9:30 - 10:00 Survey and excavation of an extensive Final Palaeolithic palaeolandscape at Lommel Molse Nete. Bart Vanmontfort
10:00 - 10:30 Settlement spatiality reflecting spirituality. Searching for ‘high order’ cultural expressions of the Final Palaeolithic communities in Northwestern Europe. Jessie Van Cauter
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 - 11:30 Blykullebakken – a new Late Glacial site on Bornholm, Denmark. Lasse Sørensen, Finn Ole Nielsen, William Mills & Berit Valentin Eriksen
11:30 - 12:00 The late glacial environment seen from a kettle hole. Morten Fischer Mortensen
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break, University cantina: Building 23, 1 floor
13:00 - 13:30 Challenging aggregations: Flint curation, wind direction and sequential activities in Palaeolithic open-air camps. Iwona Sobkowiak-Tabaka
13:30 - 14:00 Ahrensburgian excavations at Knudshoved Odde: Some new results Brian Westen & Kristoffer Buck Pedersen
14:00 - 14:30 Bromme Locus Classicus revisited. Mikkel Sørensen
14:30 - 15:00 Coffee break
15:00 - 16:00 Study of lithic collections from the Stoksbjerg Bro (Bromme culture), Blykullebakke (Epi-Ahrensburgian), and experimental collections
Venue the lithic lab. Room 12.4.68
19:00 Informal get together at a restaurant in Copenhagen. To be announced!

28 June


Meeting point at parking place by Islands Brygge metro station

  • Visiting the Bromme site and the Stoksbjerg Bro site,
  • Lunch at Museum Holmegaard Værk.
  • Visiting sites in Holmegaaard Mose,
  • Visiting exhibition at Holmegaard Værk
17:00 Latest arrival at Islands Brygge Metrostation


Further information

You can direct questions regarding the event to:

Mikkel Sørensen, The Saxo institute, University of Copenhagen, Karen Blixens Plads 8, 2300 Copenhagen S.

Kristoffer Buck Pedersen, Museum Southeast Denmark, Slotsruinen 1, 4760 Vordingborg.