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Association for Environmental Archaeology Spring Conference 2018

26 April 2018

Members of our Milton Keynes Environmental Team have just returned from the AEA Spring Conference at Birmingham University

 “Pests of Society” was the theme of the day and proved popular:

“This was my first AEA conference. I greatly appreciated being given the opportunity to attend by my company and I found the day interesting and enlightening.

The presentation I enjoyed the most was the Powder-post beetles oak wood decay under the microscope. This caught my attention as it was an intricate and very scientific study, with results displayed clearly and discussed analytically.”

“Thank you, Border, from all of us. As you can tell from the happy faces it was a Saturday well spent. Thank you again”

Carolina Sanchez – Ignacio BSc (Hons) Milton Keynes Administration Supervisor

Holly Christine BSc (Hons) MSc Environmental Science Assistant

“Intense but thoroughly enjoyable two days”

Kath Hunter-Dowse BA (Hons) Environmental Science Manager

(Kath also attended a Charcoal Workshop on the Sunday)

“I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to attend the AEA conference on Saturday. Whilst there were many talks that interested me, the one that stood out the most was the talk on the ‘Recording of insect pests in commercial archaeology: a comparative pilot study’. I would love the opportunity to visit another conference in the future.” 

Anna Rigg BA (Hons) MSc Environmental Science Assistant

"The Pests of Society conference was an illuminating day, underlining the benefits of pest identification in archaeology- commercial and academic. Discussion of the Elm Decline; Insect pests of pulse crops in Prehistoric Europe and snails in the household, were just a few of the highlights. But most educational for me, was the fact that grain pests are only found from the Roman period onwards, and thus can be used as a rough relative dating technique” 

Emily Dutton BA (Hons) MSc Environmental Science Assistant

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Photo Left to Right:

Craig Lathwell BSc (Hons) Environmental Science Assistant

Amy Bunce BSc MA AClfA Director: UK Operations & Palaeoenvironmental Sciences

Kath Hunter-Dowse BA (Hons) Environmental Science Manager

Emily Dutton BA (Hons) MSc Environmental Science Assistant

Robert Gait BSc (Hons) Trainee Environmental Science Assistant

Anna Rigg BA (Hons) MSc Environmental Science Assistant

Holly Christine BSc (Hons) MSc Environmental Science Assistant

Lee Baylis HND Environmental Science Assistant (Back row)