LOST 2020 – A Stone Age Conference
On the topic of
Neolithisation – change and continuity
On June 18-19, 2020, Museum Lolland-Falster hosts a Stone Age conference in Maribo, at the Milling Hotel Søpark, beautifully located right down to the Maribo Lakes.
On June 19, 2020, the Museum Lolland-Falster opens a new exhibition in connection with LOST (Lolland’s Stone Age project).
The exhibition is based on the results of the archaeological excavations on the isle of Lolland prior to the establishment of a fixed link across Fehmarn Belt between Denmark and Germany.
The excavation, which is the largest Stone Age excavation ever undertaken in Denmark, has revealed an entire fiord landscape beneath massive marine sediments. In this rebound landscape we have found sites with exceptional preservation conditions for organic materials.
This preserved landscape has given a unique insight into the life of the people in the time around the year 4,000 BC, where climatic changes and the introduction of arable farms forever changed human living conditions along the south coast of Lolland.
In conjunction with the opening of a new exhibition, Museum Lolland-Falster, in collaboration with Aarhus University and the National Museum, will hold an international conference on 18 – 19 June 2020 on the topic of:
Change and continuity
With presentations that illustrate neolithization from different angles, the LOST 2020 – A Stone Age Conference will examine neolithisation in the Western Baltic region and explore and contribute to networking between researchers working on Neolithic issues.
The conference will examine the concepts of changes and/or continuity taking place across the traditional datei given for the transition from a society based on hunting/gathering/fishing to a society based on farming and husbandry. It is our hope that we during this conference will be able to elucidate the neolithisation and the issues therein from several different angles and research fields. The common focus of the conference will be to highlight both what changed during the transition from a subsistence economy typical for hunter/gatherer communities to a subsistence economy based primarily on farming, and what continued unaffected by the transition.
In connection with the conference there will be the opportunity to see the museum’s new exhibition showcasing some of the many spectacular finds from the archaeological excavations.
The LOST conference is supported by:
Deadline: 18. May.
Venue: Milling Hotel Søpark, Vestergade 29, 4930 Maribo
Cancellation: no refunds will be given later than 15 days before the event.
Contact Conference coordinator:
Vibeke Knöchel Christensen