Deploying the Dead II: Dead Bodies and Social Transformations – Call for Papers

Estella Weiss-Krejci Sebastian Becker Ladislav Šmejda This session is the second part of “Deploying the Dead” which was successfully launched at last year’s EAA in Maastricht. It explores the question of how the bodies of the long-dead and the material [...]

Progress of the DEEPDEAD project featured recently in European media

  Ladislav Smejda was recently interviewed by Deutschlandfunk a German Radio station which was an exciting way to let the wider public know about wider ecological implications of the Research Project. The interview discusses how death can be both helpful [...]

The DEEPDEAD session at the EAA’s annual conference in Maastricht: a summary

By Sebastian Becker Maastricht is surely known as one of Europe’s most sought after tourist destinations, but this summer it also became a meeting point for archaeologists from Europe and beyond. The occasion was the annual conference of the European [...]

EAA Maastricht

Organizers: Estella Weiss-Krejci, Institute for Oriental and European Archaeology, Austrian Academy of Sciences Sebastian Becker, Institute for Oriental and European Archaeology, Austrian Academy of Sciences Ladislav Šmejda, Czech University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Department of Ecology, Czech [...]

Shakespearean Exhumations: The Neolithic Romeo and Juliet

In my first public presentation of DEEPDEAD research, I gave a paper at the British Shakespeare Association conference in Hull, UK (October 2016), on “Shakespearean Exhumations.” Here’s a snippet of the talk: In February 2007, a team of Italian archaeologists [...]