Nice 2018 | Program

The conference will be held at the

University of Nice Côte d’Azur

Saint Jean d’Angely Campus,
24 avenue des Diables bleues | Nice, France

Please be aware that membership of Awrana is obligatory for conference participation

Organization & Registration

PROGRAM | PDF Version

May 29thMay 30thMay 31stPosters | Th. 1Posters | Th. 2&3Posters | Th. 4&5

08:00 – 09:00 | Welcoming

08:00 – 09:00 | Registration & Coffee

09:00 – 09:20 Opening
Knutsson H.
& Knutsson K.
Forty years of Technological and functional analyses of lithic assemblages from Scandinavian Holocene hunter-gatherers societies

Theme 1: Methodology

09:20 – 10:40  Presentations | Reference Collection
Chondrou D., Bofill M., Palomo A., Procopiou H., Ninou I.  & Valamoti S.-M. Grinding plant foods in prehistory: an integration of experimental and archaeological evidence on use-wear analysis | Oral presentation
Cristiani E., Caricola I., Zupancich A., Mutri G., Nunziante Cesaro S.,
Radini A. & Borić D.
Palaeodiet and Hidden Foods: exploring the role of ground stone technology in the Mesolithic of South-East Europe through use-wear and residue analysis | Oral presentation
Caricola I., Hamon C., Breglia F., Larocca F.
& Lemorini C.
Prehistoric copper and iron ore mining strategies and the use-wear analysis of experimental macrolithics implements | Pecha Kucha
Li W. Tracking traces on grinding tools from Jiahu site, China (7000-5500BC) | Pecha Kucha
Liu J., Yang X. & Chen H. An Experimental Study of Use-wear on Hornfel Artifacts | Pecha Kucha
Wijnen J., Verbaas A.
& Van Gijn A.
Mimicking the Neolithic: long-term experiments with polished stone axes and adzes | Pecha Kucha

10:40 – 11:00 | Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:40
Presentations | Reference Collection
Costamagno S., Philibert S., Chesnaux L.
& Lacarrière J.
 Attempt to characterize the projectiles functioning and their projecting mode by the analysis of impact marks on the bones | Oral presentation
Gauvrit Roux E., Beyries S., Cattin M.-I. & Yahemdi Y. Reflection around diagnostic impact scars based on experiments and analysis of backed bladelets from the Middle Magdalenian Period (La Marche, Vienne and La Grotte Blanchard, Indre) | Pecha Kucha
La Porta A. Testing Middle Palaeolithic stone-tipped spears: throwing vs. thrusting experiments | Pecha Kucha
Tomasso S., Cnuts D.
& Rots V.
Around the fire: understanding the effect of heat exposure on hafting adhesive | Pecha Kucha
van Gijn A., Verbaas A., Groat N. & Jacobs L. The life history of Early Celtic vessels: an experimental approach towards exploring the inferential limits of inferring pottery function | Oral presentation
Debels, P. What’s on the menu? An experimental approach to the functional study of Neolithic potteries | Pecha Kucha
Fernández-Marchena J.-L., Pedergnana A. & Ollé A. Talking to quartz. A use-wear approach through sequential experiments | Pecha Kucha
Gurova M. & Bonsall C. Use-wear on pitchstone: fiction or challenge | Pecha Kucha
Díaz-Pérez S., Borel A.
& Baena Preysler J.
Rolling in the deep: rounding and preservation of use wear | Pecha Kucha
López-Tascón C., Mazo Perez C., González-Pumariega Solís M.
& de la Rasilla Vives M.
La Viña rock shelter: Engravings, experimentation and use-wear analysis | Pecha Kucha

12:40 – 14:00 | Lunch

14:00 – 16:00 Presentations | Reference Collection
Guzzo Falci C., Van Gijn A. & Hofman C. Adorning the body in lowland South America: insights from the microscope | Pecha Kucha
Hoareau L., Binder D. & Beyries S. Ornamental traditions during Epigravettian: techno-functional study of shell ornaments from Martin rockshelter (Alpes-Maritimes, France) | Pecha Kucha
Léglise S. Tracelogical signatures on bird bones. Methodological questions | Pecha Kucha
Pfleging J., Iovita R. & Buchli J. Influence of force and duration on stone tool wear: results form experiments with a force controlled robot | Pecha Kucha
Rogriguez A., Pfleging J., Kumar Behera R.
& Iovita R.
Abrasive wear formation in different lithic raw materials: a controlled tribological experiment | Pecha Kucha
  Presentations | Instrumentation
Macdonald D., Xie L.
& Gallo T.
Here’s the Dirt (II of II): Exploring the Applications of Quantitative Microscopy for Ground Stone Digging Tools | Oral presentation
Atkinson N. & Evans A. Using free-form metrology to quantify edge damage of lithic material: Results and Method Development | Oral presentation
Ibáñez J. J., González Urquijo J. & Lazuén T. Discriminating worked materials in use-wear analysis through confocal microscopy | Oral presentation
Stemp J. W.
& Macdonald D. A.
Making the Cut? Testing White-light Confocal Microscopy/Interferometry and Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy for Microscale Measurement of Stone Tool Edge | Pecha Kucha
Gosselin R. An attempt to better distinguish the microwear polishes using Visible spectroscopy | Pecha Kucha
Bernard H. N., Melgar E., Manrique M.
& Ruvalcaba J. L.
El señor de las Limas: Traceology of the manufacturing techniques and mineralogical composition | Pecha Kucha
Martisius N. L., Sidera I., Steel T. E., McPherron S. P.
& Schulz-Kornas E.
A new methodology for understanding how bone wears using 3D surface texture analysis | Pecha Kucha

16:00 – 16:40 | Coffee Break | Poster Session Theme 1

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16:40 – 17:00
Posters | Plenary session: questions on Poster Session
17:00 – 19:00
Presentations | Residues
Cnuts D., Peresani M., Purdue L., Porraz G., Soressi M., Tomasso A.,
Val A. & Rots V.
Assessing residue preservation and identification on stone tool assemblages from four different Late Pleistocene sites | Oral presentation
Drieu L., Rageot M., Peche-Quilichini K., Lachenal T.
& Regert M.
Functional study of organic residues related to pottery vessels to explore exploitation of natural products during the Early Iron Age in Corsica | Oral presentation
Rageot M., van Gijn A., Verbaas A, Jacobs L. , Schorer B., Mötsch A., Stockhammer P.
& Debono-Spiteri C.
Beehive products and their role in craft and subsistence in central Europe during the Early Iron Age: experimental archaeology, biomolecular and use‐wear approaches | Oral presentation
Stefenson B. Is that Roo on the Barbeque? Using Use-Wear, Residue Analysis and Biochemical Staining to identify varied Aboriginal subsistence practices across two Australian open context sites | Oral presentation
Chevalier A., Ivanova M.,
Bánnfy E. &  Vukovic J.
First balkan farmers foodways: what plant residues on grinding stone tools can tell us, and what they cannot tell! | Pecha Kucha
  Presentations | Combined Analysis
Rots V. Integrating use-wear, residue analysis and chemical approaches in addressing questions of hafting in the Palaeolithic | Oral presentation
Chesnaux L., Fernande P.,
Rué M., Taylor A. & Bodu P.
Post-depositional processing and flint traceology. Example of the hidding place of Magdaleninan blades from “Les Brie, Appoigny” (Yonne, France) | Oral presentation
Monnier G. FTIR microspectroscopy as a tool for the documentation of degraded residues on stone artifacts | Pecha Kucha

08:00 – 09:00 | Resgistration & Coffee

Theme 2: From the tool to function

09:00 – 10:40 Presentations | From the tool to function
Mansur M E.,
Christensen M.
& Legoupil D.
Use and signification of a shell knife. A case study from a burial context in western Patagonian archipelagos | Oral Presentation
Fanti L., Drieu L., Lugliè C.
& Regert M.
Linking all the traces to understand use-behaviours. A multidisciplinary functional analysis of Neolithic pottery from Sardinia (Italy) | Oral Presentation
Iaia C. & Dolfini A. Exploring early metal technology: a wear analysis approach | Oral Presentation
Igreja M. Tracking the dynamics of cultural and behavioral changes of the MSA in South Africa : insights from use-wear analysis of Still Bay bifacial points from Diepkloof Rock Shelter (South Africa) | Oral Presentation
Ruta G., Rots V.,
Romandini M.,
Duches R. & Peresani M.
Projectile points vs tools for dental treatment? From the impact fracture analysis to a new perspective of research: the case of Riparo Villabruna (Belluno – Italy) | Pecha Kucha
Calvo Gomez J.,
Marchand G.
& Cuenca Solana D.
Mesolithic transversal arrowheads from the Atlantic coast of France and northern Spain: functional approach through the use-wear methodology | Pecha Kucha
Iwaze A. Osseous material processing in the earliest microblade industry in the Japanese Archipelago | Pecha Kucha
Hull J. Use-wear analysis and the chaîne opératoire of osseous projectiles in southern Vietnam | Pecha Kucha
Malyutina A. Technological and functional features of the tools made from boar’s tusks from peat-bog settlements of the Northwest of Russia and the Northern Belarus (IV-II mil. BC) | Pecha Kucha

10:40 – 11:00 | Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:40 Presentations | From the tool to function
Sorensen A. & Claud E. A tradition of Middle Palaeolithic fire making inferred from microwear analysis | Oral Presentation
Chen H. , Hou A.-M.
& Lian H.
Determination of use-wear evidence on quartzite tools: Experimental and archaeological studies in North China | Pecha Kucha
Márquez, B., Baquedano, E., Arsuaga, J. L.
& Pérez-González, A.
Insight into the use of the quartz small mousterian tools at the camp site of Navalmaíllo rock shelter (Pinilla del Valle, Madrid, Spain) | Pecha Kucha
Mutri G. Late Pleistocene hunter-gatherer’s wide spectrum economy. A view from Cyrenaiaca | Pecha Kucha
Tomasso A. & Rots V. Why? Functional or technical motivations for the production of twisted blades during the Upper Palaeolithic | Pecha Kucha
A. Vinet Activities at the Çatalhöyük West Mound. Preliminary results of the functional study of the obsidian assemblage | Pecha Kucha
Dietrich L., Dietrich O.,
Höhler-Brockmann  H.,
Heeb J. & Schäkel N.
Plant food management as a prerequisite for monumental building at Early Neolithic Göbekli Tepe | Oral Presentation
Wallis L., Huntley J.
Stephenson B. & Davis A.
Grindstones, residues, rock art and pigments in the Central Pilbara of Western Australia | Oral Presentation
Breukel, T.W.,Van Gijn  A.L.
& Hofman C.L.
Greenstone axes from the site of Pearls, Grenada: a field-based microwear approach | Pecha Kucha
Roy A. More than one way to skin a cat’: A preliminary assessment of British perforated stone implements | Pecha Kucha
Metzger M. Functional Analysis of Polished-edge Discoidal Knives of the British Isles | Pecha Kucha

12:40 – 14:00 | Lunch

Theme 3: Toward Technical Behaviours

14:00 – 16:00 Presentations | Toward Technical Behaviours
Lemorini C., Cristiani E., Nunziante Cesaro S.,
Venditti F., Zupancich A.,
Barkai R. & Gophe A.
The role of fire in Middle Pleistocene hominin groups: evidence from the Lower Palaeolithic site of Qesem Cave (Israel) | Oral Presentation
Fullagar R. & Hayes E. Proof of function:  evidence for bone breaking tools at the 130,000-year-old Cerutti Mastodon site, California | Oral Presentation
Płonka T.,
Kufel-Diakowska B.
&  Diakowski M.
Technology and rite in the Late Palaeolithic: what do technological and usewear traces tell us about symbolic behaviour of hunter-gatherers? | Oral Presentation
Volkov P. & Lbova, L.
Upper Paleolithic stone tools in the mobile art objects production from the North Asia (Mal’ta-site) | Oral Presentation
Bravo G., Troncoso A.
& Santander B.
Bone technology among the late Holocene coastal hunter-gatherers on the South American Pacific coast. The case of Punta Teatinos (30 ° South Lat.), Semiarid North of Chile | Pecha Kucha
Alarashi H. & Pichon F. Stone bead crafts in the Neolithic Near East: technological Known-how and specialization | Oral Presentation
Hamon C. , Fromont N.,
Gaume E., Charraud F.
& Germain C.
From the quarry to the village: the manufacture of schist bracelets in the early Neolithic of north-western France | Oral Presentation
Gaal E. G. & De Angelis H. Lithic artifacts and the production of metallic goods. A case of study in northwestern Argentin | Pecha Kucha
Rodríguez-Santos F. J., 
Cuenca Solana D.,
Nonza-Micaelli A.,
Martín-Socas D.,
Camalich Massieu M. D.,
lop García X. & Salanova L.
Use of bone and shell tools in pottery production of the El Toro cave (Andalusia, Spain) | Pecha Kucha
Tarifa Mateo N.,
Clop García  X.
Rosell Melé A.,
Gassiot Ballbé E.
& Clemente Conte I.
Organic Residue Analysis of Prehistoric Pottery from a Pyrenean Settlement: Coro Trasito (5300-1200 cal BC) (Huesca, Spain) | Pecha Kucha

16:00 – 16:40 | Coffee Break | Poster Session Themes 2 & 3

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16:40 – 17:00  Posters | Plenary session: questions on Poster Session
17:00 – 19:00
Presentations | Toward Technical Behaviours
Yamaoka T. Diversified Analyses of Trapezoids in the Initial Early Upper Paleolithic on the Japanese Islands | Oral Presentation
Coppe J., Taipale N.,
Touzé O., Bodu P.,
Chiotti L. & Rots V.
New light on the variability of hunting equipment in the Gravettian | Oral Presentation
Smallwood A. M.,
Pevny C. D.,
& Jennings T. A.
Explaining shifts in Dalton Paleoindian adaptations at the end of the Pleistocene through usewear and technological organization analyses | Pecha Kucha
Taipale N., Tomasso S.,
Coppe J., Touzé O.,
& Veerle Rots V.
Untangling tangs: Implications of tanged stone tool morphologies for hafting and raw material use in the Palaeolithic | Oral Presentation
Zupancich A., Bourguignon L.,
Lemorini C., Texier P-J.,
Baena X., Barkai R. & Gopher A.
Quina Scrapers’ Edge Delineation as Evidence of Adaptation and Specialisation in the Levantine Acheulo Yabrudian and European Middle Palaeolithic | Oral Presentation
Mazzucco, N., Gibaja, J.F.,
& Ibáñez, J.J.
A Long-term Perspective on Agricultural Technologies: design, evolution and diffusion of Neolithic harvesting tools in the central west Mediterranean (7th-3rd mill. cal BC) | Oral Presentation
Gibaja J, Masclans  A.,
Marreiros J, Ortega D.,
Soler J & Soler N.
Lithic technology, use-wear analysis and raw material sourcing from the Gravettian occupation of Arbreda Cave (Serinyà, Catalunya, Spain), and its contribution to understanding the lithic variability during the Gravettian in Iberian Peninsula | Oral Presentation
Guibert-Cardin J., Capellari F.,
Lhomme V., Connet N.,
Beyries S. & Nicoud E.
Lower Palaeolithic stone tools: a techno-functional original study lead on Soucy 3P serie (Yonne, France) | Pecha Kucha
Messineo P. G. & Pal N. Analysis of production sequences and use practices in two lithic assemblages of the middle Holocene: laguna de Los Pampas and Cabeza de Buey 2 archaeological sites (Central pampean dunefields, Argentina) | Pecha Kucha
Nærøy A. J. Use-wear analysis on quartz tools – a Norwegian Middle Neolithic site study | Pecha Kucha

19:00 | AWRANA Social Meeting

20:00 | Social Diner

08:00 – 09:00 | Resgistration & Coffee

Theme 4: Settlement Pattern Organization

9:00 – 11:40 Presentations | Settlement Pattern Organization
Asryan L., Olle A. & Moloney N. Stone tools in action: Functional study results from Middle to early Upper Pleistocene Azokh 1 Cave site (Southern Caucasus) | Pecha Kucha
Belousova, N. E.
& Fedorchenka A. Y.
Modeling of Initial Upper Paleolithic spatial organization in the Kara-Bom site | Oral Presentation
Kabaciński J., Mugaj J.,
& Winiarska-Kabacińska M.
Toward a comprehensive reconstruction of activities pattern and seasonality. A case study of Hamburgian occupation at Mirkowice, Western Poland | Oral Presentation
Little A., Conneller C.
& Milner N.
Making Space at Star Carr | Oral Presentation
Halbrucker E., Messiaen L.,
Teetaert D. & Crombé Ph.
Integrated research of Final Mesolithic sites in Northern Belgium | Oral Presentation
Vinsentin D., Fontana L. ,
Philibert S. &  Valdeyron N
Site functional variability and settlement systems in the Sauveterrian (Southern France and Northern Italy) | Oral Presentation
Tributes to Keeley 

10:40 – 11:00 | Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:40 Presentations | Settlement Pattern Organization
Tsoraki C., Lemorini C.
& D’Errico F.
Unravelling depositional biographies at Neolithic Çatalhöyük: the contribution of use-wear analysis to the understanding of ritual practice
Clemente Conte I., 
Rojo Guerra M. A.,
Mozota Helgueras M.,
Tejedor Rodríguez C.,
Gassiot Ballbè E.,
García Martínez de Lagrán I., 
Rey Lanaspa J.,
Arcusa Magallón H., 
Royo Guillén J. I.
& Garrido Pena R.
Use of bone tools in the ancient Neolithic of central Pyrenees: the case of Trocs and Coro Trasito | Oral Presentation
Cayol N., Maigrot Y. Tracking the function of monumental enclosure from the Middle Neolithic in France: The case of Passel “le Vivier” (Oise) | Oral Presentation
Chan B. Life in the heart of Neolithic Orkney: the choreography of daily practice at the settlement of Barnhouse | Oral Presentation
Mallia-Gues S. One too few, one too many: flint use practices in the Irish Neolithic (3750-3400 cal BC) | Pecha Kucha
Zagorodnia O. Functional analysis of metalproduction tools from the Late Bronze Age of Eastern Ukraine | Oral Presentation
Alvarez A., Pal N.
&  Briz Godino I.
Technological strategies and spatial organization the uttermost part of South America during Late Holocene:  a use-wear approach | Oral Presentation
Longo L. & Skakun N.
Multi-scalar approach to the study of EUP grinding stones | Oral Presentation | Theme 1

12:40 – 14:00 | Lunch

Theme 5: Building Socio-Economic System

14:00 – 16:00 Presentations | Building Socio-Economic System
Jacquier J. Plant and wood processing at the end of the Lateglacial through use-wear analysis of flint artifacts | Oral Presentation
Gueret C., Gassin B.,
Dachy T., Perrin Th.,
Gibaja J. F. & Lubell D.
Understanding the emergence of the Upper Capsian in the 7th millennium: functional perspective on a major moment in the prehistory of Maghreb | Oral Presentation
Grosman-Yaroslavski I. Natufian ‘agriculture’ and cereal domestication rates revealed through large-scale use-wear analysis of sickle blades from el-Wad terrace (Mount Carmel, northern Israel) and Salibiya I (southern Jordan Valley, southern Israel) | Oral Presentation
Christidou R. Hare tibiae utilization at Güvercinkayası, Cappadocia | Oral Presentation
Kufel-Diakowska B. & Wilk S. Lithic microliths in graves of the younger Danubian cultures in Poland – grave goods or signs of violence | Oral Presentation
Masclans Latorre A.,
Gibaja Bao J. F. & Mozota M.
Interpreting Neolithic sexual division of labour through lithic and bone use-wear analysis | Oral Presentation
López Rodríguez M.C.,
Martín Lerma  I.,
Gutiérrez Sáez C.,
Muñoz Moro  P., Gibaja Bao, J.F.,
Herrero Corral A.M.,
Flores Fernández, R.
& Garrido Pena,  R.
Functional study of the Copper Age lithic and metallic grave goods of the Humanejos cemetery (Parla, Madrid) | Oral Presentation
Forte V. Craft Identities in Copper Age Communities: results from a multidisciplinary approach to the pottery production of Central Italy | Oral Presentation
Kaňáková L. Crystallization of warrior elites on the threshold of the Bronze Age. Multifocal analysis of lithic, bone and antler industry in its social roles, life cycles, use wear and symbolic depositions | Oral Presentation

16:00 – 16:40 | Coffee Break | Poster Session Themes 2 & 3

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16:40 – 17:00 Poster Session | Plenary session: questions on Poster Session
Fuentes R., Ono R., 
Nakajima N.,  Nishizawa H., 
Siswanto J,  Carlos J.
& Pawlik A.
Prehistoric Technology and Island Adaptation in Leang Sarru Rockshelter, Talaud Island, Northern Sulawesi | Oral Presentation
Silvestre R. & Buc N. Beyond Use Wear Patterns: Technological responses to social and environmental stress in the Paraná Basin during the late Holocene, Argentina | Oral Presentation
Girya E. Yu. Palaeolithic site Kostyonki 1 (the upper layer) as a reference site and source for development  of experimental and traceological methods in Russian archaeology | Oral Presentation

17:00 | Conclusions

May 29th, 2018 | Poster Session Theme 1

16:40 – 17:00 Theme 1 | Methodology
Parmigiani V., Franch A., Alvarez Soncini, M., De Angelis H.
& Mansur M.-E.
Stones, bones and reeds. Operating chains in manufacture and use of artifacts for the production of basketry in the societies of Tierra del Fuego
De Stefanis C. & Beyries S. Use-wear analysis of plant processing in the Mesolithic and Neolithic of south-east of France: The contribution of ethnography
De Nascimentos
Rodrigues F.
Many rocks, many functions? Functional studies of different rock types in South Brazilian Prehistory
Bello-Alonso P., J Ríos-Garaizar J.,  Santonja M., Panera J., Rubio-Jara S., Rojas R.
&  Pérez-González A.
First experimental study with basalt for the use-wear analysis of Acheulean lithic industry of Thiongo Korongo site (Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania).
Gneisinger W., Calandre I.
& Marreiros J.
Experimental design and method validation: rethinking the contribution of experimental replication in use-wear studies.
Xie L., Gallo T.
& Macdonald D.
Here’s the Dirt (I of II): Advancing Methods for Use-wear Analysis on Earth-Working Tools Crafted from Heterogeneous Raw Materials.
Miller M. Post-Depositional Ridge Rounding Due to Movement Through Soil on Banded Ironstone: Implications for site formation processes at the Fauresmith site of Bestwood, South Africa.
Orłowska J. The same or different? Experimenting with the influence of peat environment on use-wear traces on antler tools.
Beyries S. ,  De Stefanis C.
& Gauvrit Roux E.
Hide working experimentation based on ethnographic process.
Doyle S. & Vinet A. How to butcher a goat: An experimental and use-wear study using obsidian replicas.
Gentile V. Disposable after use? Assessing the use of bronze weaponry from ‘ritual depositions’ contexts.
Tochtrop E. & Macdonald D. In the Prehistoric Kitchen with Stone Tools: Identification of multifunctional tools through use-wear analysis.
Oudouche H., Vaquero Rodriguez M. & Peretto C. Exploring the function of Kombewa flakes in Middle Palaeolithic: Contribution of the Experimentation
Taller A. Towards establishing a reference collection for the non-projectile related use of Upper Palaeolithic backed artefacts – an experimental protocol for Magdalenian backed pieces.
Puddu V. & Lugliè C. Neolithic  shell   bracelets  from  Cuccuru   is  Arrius  (Sardinia,  Italy): an experimental approach to manufacture and use-wear traces.
Stelmasiak M. Verification of the use-wear traces on bone awls and stiluses – an experimental study.
Viallet C. An experimental repository of macro-wear to contribute to the apprehension of the gesture in the Middle Pleistocene.
Shaodong Z. The application of use wear analysis in the study of the ground stone tools.
Djellal Y. & Bouzouggar A. Experimental approach for functional anlaysis of quartzite lithic tools
Böhm S., Elburg R., Hein W.
& Probst-Böhm A.
Ergersheim Experiments 2011 – 2018
Probst-Böhm A. Determining function and significance of bone tools through use wear analysis.
Marreiros J., Gneisinger W.
& Calandra I.
The laboratory for Traceology and Controlled Experiments (TraCEr), MONREPOS-RGZM: rethinking experimental design, variable control and use-wear quantification.
Federova D. N. Application of modern methods in the study of petroglyphs in North-West Russia.
Halbrucker E., Fiers G.,
de Kock T., Cnudde V.
& Crombé Ph.
Recent developments in quantitative microwear analysis using non-conventional 3D techniques.
Calandra I., Gneisinger W.
& Marreiros J.
Beyond qualitative use-wear: how to move traceology toward a standardized and reproducible science?
Hamon C. , Reguer S. ,
Pailler Y., Brisotto V. 
& Bellot-Gurlet L.
Looking for the earliest bronze metallurgists in Western Europe (end of the 3rd – beginning of the 2nd millenium BC): use-wear and XRF application on a macrolithic toolkit from Kersulec at Ploneour-Lanvern (Brittany, France).
Longo L. Experimental processing of Typharhizomes.
Sirvent Cañada L. M.,  Jardón Giner P., 
Bencomo Viala M.
& Hortelano Piqueras L.
Graphic representation of use-wear analysis on flint tools.
Shibutani A. Beyond Archaeological Methods: Microscopic Approaches to Japanese Historical Documents Ayako Shibutani (National Museum of Japanese history, Japan)
Bordes L., Prinsloo L., Fullagar R., Hayes E.,
Sutikna T. & Roberts B.
Determining micro-residue origins on stone tools with Raman microscopy: Use related  and contamination micro-residues on Liang Bua artefacts.
Stefenson B. Linking  People and Landscapes.
Cristiani E., Caricola I., Mutri G., Zupancich A.
& Nunziante Cesaro S.
Towards a comprehensive cultural and functional biography of forager ground stone tools.
Rueff B. Function of objects, function of spaces? Carbon deposits as burning processes and light indicators in minoan lamps
Coşkunsu G., Iovino M. R.
& Healey E.
Purpose Unknown: A Study of Reflective Mirror-like Objects of Obsidian Found in Anatolia and the Near East

May 30th, 2018 | Poster Session Theme 2

16:40 – 17:00 Theme 2 | From the tool to function
Wojtczak D. Functional studies of stone tools from the Mousterian site of La Roche-Cotard in Langeais (Indre-et-Loire, France). 
Marinelli F., Lemorini C.,
Zampetti D. & Parenti F.
Small tools within Mode 2 technology in the Lower Palaeolithic of Italy: use-wear analysis of the chipped stone tools assemblage of the Latium site of Fontana Ranuccio (Italy).
Clemente Conte I.,
Barrena Tocino A,
Fernández Ropero C.,
Ramos Muñoz J.,
& Domínguez-Bella S.
Use-wear analysis of ‘scrapers and points’ from the Abrigo de Benzu (Ceuta).
Fedorchenko A. Y.,
& Kozlikin M. B.
Upper Paleolithic bone tools and personal ornaments of Denisova cave: technological and traceological aspects.
Mesa M., Claud E., Brenet M.,
Guégan S.,Pasque V.,
& Prodéo F.
Interaction flint tools / passive macrotools in dolerite at solutrean open-air site of Landry (Boulazac, Dordogne, France).
Bradfield J. & Antonites A. Bone hoes from the Middle Iron Age, Limpopo Province, South Africa.
Mineo, M., Mazzucco, N.,
Gibaja, J.F.& Mozota, M.
‘Sabres’ from the Neolithic. The Sickles from La Marmotta.
Skakun N., Plisson H.,
Zhilin M.G. & Terekhina V.V. 
Knives for harvesting grass from Mesolithic site Ivanovskoye 7, Upper Volga.
Melosu B. Use-Wear Analysis of final Neolithic flint blades in Sardinia, Italy.
Tetruahvili A. Sickles from Grakliani Hill.
Hilbert Y. H. & Clemente-Conte I. Functional and technological analysis of Late Paleolithic ‘burins’ from the Early Holocene of Dhofar, Oman.
Huidobro Marin C. The role of bifacial reduction in the Englefield cultural complex, a maritime hunter-gatherer society from Southernmost Patagonia (ca. 6.500-5.200 BP).  Contribution of the use wear analysis of the stone tools from Bahia Colorada, Englefield Island
Levato C., Vaxavanopoulos M.
Hamon C.,
Koukouli-Chrysanthaki C.,
& Stöllner T.
Mining macro-lithic tools from Tzines Mines (Thasos Island – Greece). Preliminary observations on use-wear traces.
Muñoz Moro P.,
Gutiérrez Sáez C.,
López Rodríguez M.C.,
Martín Lerma  I., Gibaja Bao J.F.,
Herrero Corral A.M.,
Flores Fernández R.

& Garrido Pena R.
Functional study of the metallic grave goods from the Bell Beaker tombs of the Humanejos site (Parla, Madrid).
Osipowicz G. &  Bosiak M. Function of the Mesolithic bâtons percés: problem solved?
Pedergnana, A. A multi-differential approach to lithic studies: the combination of techno-functional and use-wear analyses.
Smidovčinová N. Use-wear Analysis of Bone Ice Skates.
Cheval C. Phantom productions – Use-wear analyses of tools to infer on disappeared production: the case of the fibers used during Prehistory.
Stellacci S. M. Ochre and hard animal material tools: practical use and symbolic value. A case study from the Neolithic site Masseria Fragella in Tavoliere (Puglia, Italy).
Saurel M. Beyond use-wear traces on vessels and utensils : aspects of Iron Age society in Champagne (France).
Taranto S. A first assessment of the technological and functional traces on the pottery surface of the husking trays.
Presnyakova D.,
Porraz G. & Archer W. 
Context, recovery and preliminary analyses of bifacial tools from the 2015-2017 excavations of the Acheulean deposits at Montagu Cave, Western Cape, South Africa

May 30th, 2018 | Poster Session Theme 3

16:40 – 17:00 Theme 3 | Toward Technical Behaviours
Alarashi A. Technological management of Neolithic cowrie shell beads: experiments and microwear analyses.
Zen C., Fontana F., De Stefanis C., Hoareau L.
& Beyries S.
Specialized tools from a multi-functional area: the Late Epigravettian perforators of Riparo Tagliente (Verona, Italy).
Raisen T. Axes in action : investigating Variations in Production, Hafting and Geographical Distribution of Nøstvet Axe-heads from the Mesolithic of South-Western Norway through Use-wear Analysis, Reproduction and Experimentation.
Verbaas A. Site use and daily life in the late-Mesolithic site of Sumar in the North of the Netherlands.
Venditti F., Barkai R.
& Gopher A.
A Ready-to-use small cutlery toolkit:  Planned and integrated subsistence behaviour at Qesem Cave (Israel).
Vučković V. The Neolithic tools with abrasive wear traces from the Central Balkans.
Papagiannaki L., Perlès C.
& Beyries S.
Use-wear analysis of a greek neolithic assemblage: first results and conclusions.
Montagne M.P. Fish processing evidences at Early Bronze age Mitrou (Greece) thyrough use-wear analysis of obsidian tools
Xhauflair H.& Horne D.  Exploring the function of exceptionally preserved wooden tools at the Late Bronze Age site of Must Farm, Cambridgeshire, UK

May 31st, 2018 | Poster Session Theme 4

16:40 – 17:00 Theme 4 | Settlement Pattern Organization
Solodenko N.,
Barkai R.
Gopher A. & Lemorini C.
Late Lower Paleolithic tools in action: Preliminary results of Amudian assemblage from Qesem cave, Israel. 
Clemente-Conte I.
& Ángel Fano M.
Use-wear analysis of Magdalenian lithic tools from El Horno Cave (Cantabria, North Iberia).
Hernández H. H.,
Gibaja J. F. & Alday A.
Economic processes in Late Pleistocene rock shelters. Preliminary results of a functional analysis of an Epipalaeolithic lithic assemblage from Atxoste site (Upper Ebro Valley, Iberia).
Osipowicz G. ”Large houses” in the Mesolithic of the Polish Lands? A case of the Ludowice 6 site. The significance of the use-wear analysis for the settlement studies.
Pal N., Messineo P.
& Alvarez M.
Stone tools and ritual uses: analysis of the lithic assemblage of Calera site (northwest of Tandilia hills, Pampa grassland, Argentina).
Pérez-Martìnez P.
& Acosta Ochoa G.
Subsistence in hunters and gatherers groups during the Holocene in the central depression of Chiapas (Mexico) from the analysis of the use of lithics artifacts.
Petrović A. Curious case of house 54 from Lepenski Vir (Serbia): chipped stone perspective.
De Angelis A. Interpreting the use of living space in an early Bronze age village in eastern Anatolia: use-wear and spatial analyses of macro-lithic tools of level VI B2 of Arslantepe (Malatya, Turkey).

May 31st, 2018 | Poster Session Theme 4

16:40 – 17:00 Theme 5 | Building Socio-Economic System
Márquez B., Martín-Lerma I.,
Gutiérrez C., Muñoz F. J.,
Marín de Espinosa J.,
& Sintes J.
Solutrean points: flat retouch vs abrupt retouch. Cultural and technological innovations during the last glacial maximum. The use-wear contribution.
Pyżewicz K. & Grużdź W. The strategies of using Mesolithic flint artifacts –  based on the studies of materials from Poland.