The PROSPECT international thematic network, the High Tide – Low Tide CRA at Ghent University and the Bruges archaeological service RAAKVLAK are hosting an international workshop on the ‘Geoarchaeological reconstruction of Holocene coastal landscapes along the North Sea’ at the Groeningemuseum in Bruges, Belgium.
The event kicks off on 16/01/2023 with a welcome reception and guided tour of the exhibition and AR table Bruges and the sea in Bruges’ City Hall. On 17/01/2023, a wide range of presentations will address innovative approaches for reconstructing (pre)historic coastal peat and tidal landscapes. During the last day of this workshop (18/01/2023), we organize practical training sessions during which we will share state-of-the-art practices in coring, describing, sampling and interpreting Holocene coastal sediment sequences.
The number of participants is limited.
To register, please purchase your tickets before 11 January.
Please mention any dietary requirements and/or erkenningsnummer in the remarks field during checkout.
Entire workshop: €100
Tuesday 17/01/2023: €50 (max. 60 participants)
Wednesday 18/01/2023: €50 (max. 40 participants)
Students pay half price (€25/50 – bring your student card for verification)
Opening reception and guided visit to the exhibition and AR table Bruges and the sea
Location: City Hall – Gothic Hall (Burg 12, Bruges)
Location: Groeningemuseum – Vriendenzaal (Dijver 12, Bruges) (Location)
08.30-09.00 Registration and welcome 09.00-09.30 Peter Vos Keynote: Paleolandscape and geoarchaeology of the Holocene coastal plain with particular focus on Zeeland (NL) 09.35-09.55 Annelies Storme et al. Peat as a window to the past: Synthesis of research into peat landscapes in the Eastern Belgian coastal plain 10.00-10.20 Frieda Bogemans et al. Unravelling the Late Holocene sedimentary evolution and the medieval waterfront in the Zwin-harbour at Hoeke 10.25-10.45 Coralie André & Dante de Ruijsscher The reconstruction of the palaeoenvironment at Aardenburg during the Roman period using pollen and diatoms 10.50-11.20 Coffee break
11.20-11.40 Harm Jan Pierik Peat as a driver of coastal change: the evolution of the Old Rhine estuary 11.45-12.05 Kay Koster 3D modelling of Holocene peat in the Netherlands: applications in archaeology and beyond 12.10-12.35 Jan Trachet Exhibition introduction: Pieter Pourbus. Master of Maps 12.40-14.00 Lunch break with visit to the exhibition Pieter Pourbus – Master of Maps 14.00-14.30 Annet Nieuwhof et al. Keynote: A miserable people? Human habitation in the coastal salt marsh landscape of the northern Netherlands from 600 BC. 14.35-14.55 Roy Van Beek, Cindy Quik & Marjolein van der Linden Drowning landscapes revisited. Correlating peatland expansion, human habitation trends and vegetation dynamics in the Northwest European mainland 15.00-15.20 Svea Mahlstedt, Martina Karle & Annette Siegmüller Mesolithic landscape prospection in Northwest Germany 15.25-15.45 Dennis Wilken, Bente Sven Majchczack & Wolfgang Rabbel Geophysical and geoarchaeological prospection in North Frisia’s tidal flats 15.50-16.10 Samuel Desoutter, Mathieu Lançon et al. The reclamation process of the Denna tidal channel: First results of 900 hectares led-archaeology survey around Dunkirk (France) 16.15-16.45 Coffee break 16.45-17.05 Soetkin Vervust et al. Searching for the lost peninsula of Testerep: how integrated land-sea research is uncovering the evolution of the Belgian Middle Coast (5000 BP -present) 17.10-17.30 Immo Trinks High-resolution underwater archaeological prospection using sonar measurements 17.35-18.00 Plenary discussion and closing remarks
Location: Groeningemuseum – Vriendenzaal (Dijver 12, Bruges)(Location)
WEAVE meeting at City Hall – Collegezaal (Burg 12, Bruges)
09.30-10.00 Jari Mikkelsen, Frieda Bogemans, Annelies Storme, Luc Allemeersch & Coralie André An introduction to sediment and soil description, paleo-ecological sampling and macroscopic peat description 10.00-13.30 Frieda Bogemans, Annelies Storme, Jari Mikkelsen, Luc Allemeersch & Geosonda Environment n.v. Practical workshop in small groups: demonstration mechanical coring, pedological & sedimentological core description, macroscopic peat analysis, paleo-ecological and radiocarbon sampling 13.30-15.00 Participants Group assignment: pedological & sedimentological core description, macroscopic peat analysis, paleo-ecological and radiocarbon sampling of a coastal or estuarine sequence 15.00-16.00 Participants Short presentations of group assignment results