Mesolithic in Europe Conferences

This event dedicated to the research of the European Mesolithic was first held in Warsaw in 1973 and has since then attracted a continuously growing number of participants and has - since 1985 - been held every five years. Below there is information about the conferences, it's publication and attendees.


8th Conference: Santander, Spain

 2010          13-17 Sep

  • Proceedings: Forthcoming. Date to be confirmed
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7th Conference: Belfast, Northern Ireland

2005  29 Aug - 2 Sep
  • Proceedings: S. McCartan, R. Schulting, G. Warren and P. Woodman (eds.) (2009) Mesolithic Horizons. Papers presented at the Seventh International Conference on the Mesolithic in Europe, Belfast 2005. Oxford: Oxbow books
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6th Conference: Stockholm, Sweden

2000             4-8 Sep
  • Proceedings: L. Larsson, H. Kindgren, K. Knutson, D. Loeffler and A. Åkerlund (eds.) (2003) Mesolithic on the Move. Papers presented at the sixth international conference on the Mesolithic in Europe, Stockholm 2000. Oxford: Oxbow books
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5th Conference: Grenoble, France

1995        18-23 Sep
  • Proceedings: A. Thevenin (ed.) (1999) L'Europe des derniers Chasseurs. Épipaléolithique et Mésolithique. Actes du 5ième colloque international UISPP, Comission XII. Grenoble, 18-23 septembre 1995. Paris 
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4th Conference: Leuven, Belgium

1990       17-23 Sep

  • Proceedings: P.M. Vermeersch and Ph. Van Peer (eds.) (1990) Contributions to the Mesolithic in Europe. Papers presented at the fourth international syposium "The Mesolithic in Europe", Leuven 1990, Studia Praehistorica Belgica 5. Leuven 1990
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3rd Conference: Edinburgh, Scotland

1985    31 Mar - 6 Apr
  • Proceedings: C. Bonsall (ed.) (1989) The Mesolithic in Europe. Papers presented at the third international symposium Edinburgh 1985. Edinburgh: John Donald Publishers Ltd.
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2nd Conference: Potsdam, German Democratic Republic (former)

1978              3-8 Apr
  • Proceedings: B. Gramsch (ed.) (1981) Mesolithikum in Europa. 2. internationales Symposium Potsdam, 3. bis 8. April 1978. Veröffentlichungen des Museums für Ur- und Frühgeschichte Potsdam 14/15. Berlin 1981
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1st Conference: Warsaw, Poland

1973           7-12 May
  • Proceedings: S. K. Koslowski, S. Wierzbicka-Pawlowsk and K. Zglecki (eds.) (1973) The Mesolithic in Europe. Papers read at the international symposium on the Mesolithic in Europe. Warsaw, May 7-12, 1973. Warsaw

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