On October 29th at 13:15h Dr Marc Vander Linden will give a lecture on Development-led archaeology: what is the point? Perspectives from North-Western Europe in the „Dragoslav Srejović“ hall (Faculty of Philosophy, 1st floor).

Development-led archaeology: what is the point? Perspectives from North-Western Europe
In many European countries, a large proportion - if not the majority - of archaeological fieldwork is now conducted is so-called commercial or development-led context. As a result, we have at our disposal vast quantities of data which often remain under-analysed. This unfortunate situation has led several people to question the validity of development-led archaeology, especially the amount of associated financial resources. This lecture will present the results of a recent research project which aimed at synthesising commercial results gained over the past 15 years for Later Prehistory in NW Europe. I aim to show the fundamental role of development-led archaeology in our understanding of the past, and the corresponding changes of academic attitudes this should trigger.

On November 4th at 12h Dr Marc Vander Linden will give a lecture on EUROFARM: a five-year project on the neolithisation of the western Balkans in the „Dragoslav Srejović“ hall (Faculty of Philosophy, 1st floor).

EUROFARM: a five-year project on the neolithisation of the western Balkans
The EUROFARM project investigates the transmission of farming and associated technologies (landscape use, pottery, lithics) in the western Balkans during the 6th and 5th mill. cal. BC through a combination of new data collection (archaeological field work, access to museum collections and literature survey), analysis and modelling. This lecture will present the first results of the project, especially the assessment of the existing literature, and fieldwork undertaken in northern Bosnia and Herzegovina.