Meetings


Berna F. "On the preservation of bone mineral in the Lower Paleolithic deposits of Dmanisi, Republic of GeorgiaPresidential Plenary Session, 2015 AIA/SCS Joint Annual Meeting, January 10, 2015, New Orleans, LA (Invited Oral Presentation)

Berna F. "Who is Prometheus? How and when did humans start controlling fire? .Evidence from Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa." Italian Cultural Institute Vancouver B.C., Canada. September 12th 2014 (Invited Oral Presentation)

Chazan M., Wilkins J., Watts I., Kolska L., Walker S. J., Berna F. "The development of technology during the Earlier Stone Age: Research at Wonderwerk Cave and the Kathu Complex, Northern Cape Province, South Africa" Replacement of Neanderthals by Modern Humans: Testing Evolutionary Models of Learning, Hokkaido, Japan, Nov 30th - Dec 6th 2014

Walker M., Anesin D., Angelucci D., Berna F., Fernández-Jalvo, Y., Haber-Uriarte, M., López-Martínez, M., López-Jiménez, A., Rhodes, S.E., Rodríguez-Estrella, T., Schwenninger, J-L. and, Skinner, A. "Evidence of Early Palaeolithic fire at the late Early Pleistocene site of Cueva Negra del Estrecho del Río Quípar (Caravaca de la Cruz, Murcia, Spain)"  Session B53 The Archaeology of Early Fire Use. XVII World UISPP Congress, Burgos (Sapin), 1-7 September 2014   (Oral Presentation)

Thibodeau M., Berna F., Chazan M. " Fire in the Sedimentary Column:  Identifying Wood Ash using Fourier Transform Infrared Microspectroscopy at Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa". From Past to Present. Changing Climates, Ecosystems and Environments of Arid Southern Africa, A Tribute to Louis Scott.  Bloemfontein (ZA) 7-11 July 2014 (Oral Presentation)
 
Scott L., Avery M., Bamford M., Berna F., Brink J.,  Brook G., Chazan M., Ecker M., Fernandez-Jalvo Y., Goldberg P., Lee-Thorp J., Rossouw L., Thackeray F., Horwitz L. "The Late Pleistocene and Holocene palaeoenvironmental context of Wonderwerk Cave in the southern Kalahari, South Africa" Late Quaternary palaeoenvironments of African drylands, European Geosciences Union General Meeting, Vienna (Austria), April 30th 2014 (Oral Presentation)

Berna F. "Evidence of fire in Lower Paleolithic contexts”. Heat and human evolution, SFU Human Evolutionary Studies Program 3rd Annual Symposium,  Burnaby B.C. Canada, 14th February 2014 (Invited Oral Presentation)

Berna F. "From Early Life to Early Humans” Time and Life in the Universe, A Roundtable Initiative, Peter Wall Institute, University of British Columbia, 21-25 October 2013, Vancouver BC

Chazan M. and Berna F., “Discrepancies between biological and archaeological indicators for the onset of hominin control of fire” 41st Annual Meeting of Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology,  Scarborough, ON, October 17-20, 2013

Berna F., Goldberg P., Kolska-Horwitz L, Brink J., Bamford M., Chazan M. “Evidence of Early Acheulean fire at Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa” Human evolution: Canadian perspectives on the last million years A symposium at the Canadian Archaeological Association’s 2013 Annual Meeting,  Whistler, BC, 17th May 2013 (Invited Oral Presentation)

Thibodeau M., Saturno W., Hurst H., and Berna F., "Maya Pyrotechnology and Plaster: Integrating Micromorphology and Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) at San Bartolo, Guatemala" Society of American Archaeology 78th Annual Meeting, Honolulu Hawaii, Apr 3-7, 2013 (Oral Presentation)

Goldberg P. and Berna F. "Tracing early fire at Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa, using a microstratigraphic approach" Rutgers University Quaternary Studies Speaker Series. New Brunswick NJ, Jan 29 2013 (Invited Oral Presentation)

Karkanas P., Berna F., Gauss W., Fallu D. "Microstratigraphic Study of a Middle Bronze Age Updraft Pottery Kiln, Kolonna, Aegina, Greece". Colloquium: 'Microarchaeology: Stephen Weiner’s Contributions to Archaeological Science' 114th Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, Seattle WA, January 3–6, 2013 (Invited Oral Presentation)

Chazan M., Berna F., Goldberg P., Brink J., Matmon A., Kolska Horowitz L. "Evidence for the Earliest Controlled Use of Fire at Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa". Colloquium: 'Microarchaeology: Stephen Weiner’s Contributions to Archaeological Science" 114th Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, Seattle WA, January 3–6, 2013 (Invited Oral Presentation)

Hlubik S., Tupper M., Phillips C., Berna F., and Goldberg P. “Uses of Experimental Archaeology in the Search for the Earliest Human Use of Fire” Archaeological Sciences of the Americas Symposium 2012 Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN, October 5-6, 2012 (Poster)

Perez Juez A., Goldberg P., and Berna F. “Covering the Bricks and Stone Walls: Plaster Analysis in Medieval Islamic Archaeology on the Balearic Island of Menorca” 18th European Association of Archaeologist Annual Meeting. Helsinki, Finland, August 30 – Sept. 1, 2012 (Oral Presentation)

Berna F. and Saracino M. “Analisi microstratigrafica dei sedimenti provenienti dal settore M (Grumentum)”. I Romani e la Lucania. Nuove prospettive di ricerca. Verona (Italy), May 11 2012 (Oral Presentation)  

Berna F. “Sacred places or animal enclosures? Microstratigraphic analysis of dung floors”. Symposium: Geoarchaeology of Ritual Behavior and Sacred Places. Society of American Archaeology 77th Annual Meeting, Memphis TN, Apr 18-22, 2012 (Invited Oral Presentation)

Berna F., Goldberg P., Horwitz L. K., Brink J., Holt S., Bamford M. and Chazan M. “Tracing the earliest evidence of fire; the microstratigraphic record in the Early Acheulean at Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa” Paleoanthropology Society 2012 Annual Meeting, Memphis TN, Apr 17-18, 2012 (Oral Presentation)

Miller C., Sievers C., Bamford M., Berna F., Goldberg P. and Wadley L. “Middle Stone Age plant bedding and settlement patterns at Sibudu, South Africa” Paleoanthropology Society 2012 Annual Meeting, Memphis TN, Apr 17-18, 2012 (Oral Presentation)

Simms S., Berna F., Bey G.J. III. "A Prehispanic Maya Piib?: Archaeological Evidence for a New Cooking Technology in the Puuc Region” Society of American Archaeology 77th Annual Meeting, Memphis TN, Apr 18-22, 2012 (Oral Presentation)

Roos C., Hollenback K. L., Berna F., and Scott A.C. “Ceramic Analysis beyond Pottery: Archaeometric Evaluations of a Possible Pottery Firing Feature at the Elbee Site, Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site, North Dakota” 69th Annual Plains Anthropological Conference October 26-29, 2011 Tucson, Arizona (USA)

Berna F. “Tracing the Earliest Evidence of Fire: The case of Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa”. Harvard Archaeology Seminar Series, September 14th 2011, Harvard University, Cambridge MA USA (Invited Lecture)

Berna F. "Formation Processes in Prehistoric Sites: The Microstratigraphic Approach". International Student Workshop on Microarchaeology. Rehovot (Israel), 3-8 April 2011. (Invited Oral Presentation)

Stahlschmidt M., Miller C., Ligouis B., Hambach U., Berna F., Serangeli J., Conard N.J. "Geoarchaeological Analysis in Schöningen 13 II: a multidisciplinary approach". Arbeitskreis Geoarchäologie Jahrestagung 2011, Heidelberg 6-8 May 2011 (Poster)

Berna F. & Goldberg P. 

“Formation and Postdepositional processes: an integrated view using microstratigraphy and FTIR-Microscopy.  Part II - Combustion features: high resolution window into human behavior and post depositional processes.” Workshops on Site Formation and Postdepositional Processes in Archaeology, Barcelona (Spain), June 2nd-4th  2010. (Invited Oral Presentation)

Goldberg P. & Berna F. “Formation and Postdepositional processes: an integrated view using microstratigraphy and FTIR-Microscopy.  Part I - Setting the scale of the archaeological context: From geomorphology to the microscope” Workshops on Site Formation and Postdepositional Processes in Archaeology, Barcelona (Spain), June 2nd-4th  2010. (Invited Oral Presentation)

Berna F., Goldberg P., Macphail R., Poinar H“Micromorphology vs. DNA: The controversial case of an herbivore coprolite containing human DNA at Paisley cave (Oregon)”. 38th International Symposium on Archaeometry, Tampa FL (USA), May 10-14, 2010 (Oral Presentation)

Goldberg P. and Berna F. "Microstratigraphic aspects of combustion features from Pech de l'Aze IV and Roc de Marsal, France". International Workshop: "The Neanderthal Home:Spatial and Social Behavior", Tarragona and Capellades (Spain), October 6th-9th 2009 (Invited Oral Presentation)

Albert R.M., Goldberg P. and Berna F. "Insights on how the Neanderthal used Fire at Kebara Cave (Israel) through high resolution study of prehistoric combustion features: the use of plants" International Workshop: "The Neanderthal Home:Spatial and Social Behavior", Tarragona and Capellades (Spain), October 6th-9th 2009 (Invited Oral Presentation)

Berna F. "Fire management strategies at Kebara cave: High resolution study of combustion features from the Middle and     the Upper Paleolithic layers". Session: "Up-dating the Reasoning on Middle to Upper Palaeolithic Biological and Cultural Shift in Eurasia" 15th European Association of Archaeologists Annual Meeting: 15-20 September 2009 - Riva del Garda  (Italy) (Poster Presentation)

Berna F. and Goldberg P. “High Resolution Study of Prehistoric Combustion Features” Geological Society of America North Eastern Section Annual Meeting, Portland ME (USA), March 23-25th 2009 (Oral Presentation)

Berna F., Ligouis B, Albert R.M., Shiegl S., Goldberg P. “High Resolution Study of Prehistoric Combustion Features: Insights on how Neanderthals Used Fire at Kebara Cave (Israel)”Round Table on Taphonomy of Combustion Feature Valbonne (France), May 27th -29th  2008 (Invited Oral Presentation)

Berna F., Goldberg P. and Artioli G., “Application of FT-IR Microspectroscopy to the study of prehistoric pyrotechnologies” 37th International Symposium on Archaeometry, Siena (Italy) May 12th - 16th 2008 (Oral Presentation).

Berna F. et alii “Integrating Micro and Macro Evidence in Archaeology: Reconstructing Pyro technological Activities at Tel Dor (Israel)”, 6th International Conference on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, Rome (Italy), May 5th-10th 2008 (Oral Presentation)

Berna F., Ligouis B., Albert R.M., Shiegl S., Goldberg P., “High Resolution Study of Prehistoric Combustion Features: Insights on how Neanderthals Used Fire at Kebara Cave (Israel)” Soils and Sediments in Old World and New World Archaeological Settings: A Symposium in Honor of Paul Goldberg, Society of American Archaeology 73rd Annual Meeting, Vancouver CA, March 26-30, 2008 (Invited Oral Presentation)

Berna F. and Goldberg P. “In situ characterization of clay minerals and their high temperature phases using infrared microspectroscopy: Implications in archaeology”, Archaeological Clay Source Materials: Their Chemical, Mineralogical, and Physiological Characteristics, 45th Annual Meeting of the Clay Minerals Society, New Orleans, April 5–10, 2008 (Invited Oral Presentation)

Boaretto E., Barkai R., Berna F., Gopher A., Kaufman A., Kubik P.W., Verri G., Weiner S.  Specialized Flint Procurement Strategies for Hand Axes, Scrapers and Blades in the Late Lower Paleolithic: A 10Be Study at Qesem Cave, Israel” Integrated Methodological Approaches to the Study of Lithic Technology" Florence – Italy, December 13-15 2007

Berna F., Matthews A., and Weiner S. “Solubilities and re-crystallization process of bone mineral from archaeological sites” First International Workshop on Taphonomy and Biogeochemistry Applied to Human and Environmental Sciences Paris, (France), 30-31 May and 1 June 2005 (Oral Presentation)

Berna F., Matthews A., and Weiner S. “Solubilities and re-crystallization of bone mineral from archaeological sites: archaeometric implications”. Archaeometry 2004, Zaragoza (Spain), 3-7 May 2004 (Poster Presentation)

Berna F. “Pyrotechnology & its effect on the sediments”, The Making of the Archaeological Record -Archaeological Materials and Anthropogenic Deposition, organized by the Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel) and the Kimmel Centre for Archaeological Science Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel). 2-6 February 2004, Rehovot, Israel (Invited Lecture)

Weiner S., Shahack-Gross R., Trueman C., Berna F. and Karkanas P. “The completeness of the Archaeological Record: major impact of early chemical diagenesis”. UK Archaeological Science 2003, Oxford 2-5 April 2003. (Invited Lecture)

Fabiano M., Berna F., Borzatti von Loewenstern E. 2001. “Pre-Pottery Neolithic Amazonite Beads-Workshops in Southern Jordan”. XIV World Congress International Union of Prehistoric et Protohistoric Sciences, Liege (Belgium), 2nd-8th September 2001 (Poster Presentation)

Sozzi M., Berna F, and Vannucci S. “Petrography and geochemistry of the lithic industry from the Acheulan site Cimitero di Atella (Potenza, Southern Italy)”. XIV World Congress International Union of Prehistoric et Protohistoric Sciences, Liege (Belgium), 2nd-8th September 2001 (Poster Presentation)

Ugolini F. C., Berna F., Agnelli A. “Paleosols in the Hisma Basin, Southern Jordan”. XIV World Congress International Union of Prehistoric et Protohistoric Sciences, Liege (Belgium), 2nd-8th September 2001 (Poster Presentation)

Berna F., Corti G., Ugolini F.C., Agnelli A. “Frazionamento di Nichel, Piombo e Rame ritenuti dai frammenti rocciosi (2-12 mm) di un Aridosuolo coltivato della Giordania”  Poster presented at the 2nd National Conference “Heavy Metals in the Environment”, Sassari (Italy) 4th-5th May 2000. (Poster Presentation).