LOST 2021 – A Stone Age Conference

On the topic of 

Neolithisation – change and continuity

 

On June 17-18, 2021, Museum Lolland-Falster hosts a Stone Age conference in Maribo, at the Milling Hotel Søpark, beautifully located right down to the Maribo Lakes.  

Registration will be open from September 1, 2020 through to May 14, 2021 

 

The conference will examine the concepts of changes and/or continuity taking place across the transitional date* given for the transition from a society based on hunting/gathering/fishing to a society based on farming and husbandry within themes such as economy, flint technology, ceramic technology, bone and antler technology, ritual practice, use of landscape, wood technology and DNA. 

* For Denmark this date is normally set at c. 3950 BC cal, and for Northern Germany a bit earlier.  

Why host a conference on the topic of neolithisation in the Western Baltic region?  

The archaeological excavations in the Syltholm Fjord have been a significant part of the Fehmarn project, one of the largest emergency excavation projects in the history of Denmark, prompted by the planned tunnel connection link between the Danish isle of Lolland and Fehmarn in Germany. 

Following the lengthy excavation phase in the Syltholm Fjord, lasting from 2013-2019, Museum Lolland-Falster would like to mark the transition to the upcoming research phase of the project. Thus, the conference is meant to be an inspirational platform for future research, network expansion and new contacts within the research fields surrounding this topic. 

In connection with the conference there will be opportunity to see the Museum Lolland-Falster’s new Stone Age exhibition LOLA in connection with LOST (Lolland’s Stone Age project). showcasing some of the many spectacular finds from the archaeological excavations. 

Participation fees are as follows:

Conference fee with overnight stay

950 DK kr. / 127 €

Includes: conference-meals Thursday and Friday, reception and preview of Museum Lolland-Falster’s new exhibition Thursday, conference dinner Thursday evening, hotelroom from Thursday to Friday at Milling Hotel Søpark (conference venue), breakfast Friday morning

Conference fee without overnight stay

600 DK kr. / 80 €

Includes: conference-meals Thursday and Friday, reception and preview of Museum Lolland-Falster’s new exhibition Thursday, conference dinner Thursday evening

 

full and updated program and timetable will be available by the beginning of March 2021. 

Registration will be open from September 1, 2020 through to May 14, 2021