UCPH Archaeological Research Day

April 6th

Welcome to the first annual Archaeological Research Day at the University of Copenhagen

A day that will bring together archaeology from across faculties and that will give you new inspiration and networking opportunities.

Throughout the day you will experience short and encouraging lectures as well as exciting poster talks and presentations from talented Postdocs and PhD students.

At the end of the day Niels Bohr Professor Matthew Collins from the Evogenomics section at the Natural History Museum of Denmark will give his inaugural lecture, and the prize for the best poster presentation will also be announced.

Sign up for the day as soon as possible via snm-admin@palaeome.org.


Geological Museum

The Big Auditorium, Øster Voldgade 5-7, 1350 Copenhagen K


9.00 Doors open & Poster set up

Morning session: Big questions and large-scale excavations

10.00 - 10.10 Welcome (Matthew Collins)

10.10 - 10.20 Tobias Richter (ToRS) - From Babylon to Teotihuacan. Research into Early Societies at ToRS

10.20 - 10.30 M. Sørensen (SAXO), K. Pedersen (MSD) and M. Mortensen (National Museum of Denmark) - Holmegaards Mose in the past, at present and in the future: Interdisciplinary investigations in one of the best preserved stone age localities in Europe

10.30 - 10.40 Anne Katrine de Hemmer Gudme (THEOL) - Text and material culture: The use of Archaeology in Biblical Studies

10.40 - 10.50 Marie Louise Jørkov (PANUM) - The Anthropological collection: 10.000 years of human life history

10.50 - 11.00 Anne Østrup (LAW) - The Protection of Cultural Property in Armed Conflict: Problems of National Implementation

11.00 - 11.10 Questions

11.10 - 11.30 Break

11.30 - 12.00 Poster presentations I: your poster in 3 sentences

12.00 - 13.30 Lunch

Afternoon session: New technologies & approaches

13.30 - 13.40 Hannes Schroeder (SNM) - Democratizing ancient DNA

13.40 - 13.50 Jesper Nielsen and Christophe Helmke (ToRS) - Integrating archaeology, epigraphy and history in Mesoamerican studies

13.50 - 14.00 Peter Ilsøe (SNM) - Constrained method for better generic provenance determination of obsidian artifacts, based on Geo samples from Melos

14.00 - 14.10 Luise Ørsted Brandt (Aarhus University) - ZooMS: Rapid species identification of collagen-based materials

14.10 - 14.20 Aoife Daly (SAXO) - Timber: Chronology, origin, exploitation

14.20 - 14.30 Karin Frei (National Museum) - Strontium isotopes, new possibilities

14.30 - 14.40 Questions

14.40 - 15.00 Break

15.00 - 15.30 Poster presentations II: your poster in 3 sentences

15.30 - 17.00 Poster Session

17.00 - 18.00 Inaugural lecture: Niels Bohr Professor Matthew Collins and announcement of poster prize winner


Posters will be the main method for communication.

We strongly encourage Postdocs and PhD students that wish to give a poster presentation about their research projects or initiatives, to do so.

Poster dimensions: A0 (841 x 1189 mm) (33.1 x 46.8 inches) in portrait format.

Please include a picture of you on your poster.

You will be asked to give three sentences to explain your poster.

Please complete the poster abstract by no later than 23 March and submit it using the form below. You will then receive further instructions regarding your poster submission (final deadline, guidelines for your presentation, practical information etc.)