Workshop on reindeer palaeoecology and human-reindeer relationships in the Pleistocene and Holocene

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 to Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Organizers: Maxime Pelletier (University of Oulu), Jean-Baptiste Mallye (University of Bordeaux) and Anna-Kaisa Salmi (University of Oulu)

Reindeer hunting and herding have been important means of livelihood for people since the Pleistocene. Wild reindeer hunt was practiced in Central and Southern Europe during the Pleistocene, and it continued in the Holocene in arctic and boreal environments. Reindeer herding developed from the Late Iron Age onwards and is still an important part of the subsistence and culture of many peoples in northern Eurasia. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss reindeer palaeoecology and the archaeology of human-reindeer relationships in the Pleistocene and Holocene.


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Botanical Gardens, Sara & Vanamo

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Last updated: 20.5.2019