LOST 2022 – A Stone Age Conference
On the topic of
Changing identity in a changing world
On June 16-17, 2022, 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 26, 2020, the Museum Lolland-Falster opened the new Stone Age exhibition LOLA in connection with LOST (Lolland’s Stone Age project).
The exhibition was created 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.
Following the opening of the new exhibition and the extensive findings of the excavations, Museum Lolland-Falster, in collaboration with Aarhus University and the National Museum, will hold an international conference on 16 – 17 June 2022 on the topic of:
CHANGING IDENTITY IN A CHANGING WORLD
With presentations that illustrate and address how identity and perception were impacted by changing landscapes, human interaction and vice-versa, the LOST 2022 – A Stone Age Conference will examine how humans interacted with the landscape and what reasons can be traced to understand when new technologies and identities were adopted or rejected. The contributions will explicitly address aspects of landscape interaction, perception and identity round 4000 cal. BC.
Against this backdrop, the conference will focus on questions concerning this time of both socio-cultural stability and change, creating a platform for further discussion on this topic.
In connection with the conference there will be opportunity to visit Museum Lolland-Falster’s new Stone Age exhibition LOLA showcasing some of the many spectacular finds from the archaeological excavations.
Conference registration will open on
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