Symbols, Signals and the Archaeological Record

Symbols, Signals and the Archaeological Record
Thursday 25 October 2012


Symbols, Signals and the Archaeological Record

Archaeology-Philosophy Interdisciplinary Workshop


Draft Program

Thursday November 1

9.30am -11am, Peter Hiscock, "Seeking Archaeosymbols: ambiguity and opportunity in exploring early symbols in the material record"

11am-11.30am, coffee

11.30am-1pm, Ben Jeffares, "Recognising Symbolic Behaviour in Prehistory"

1pm-2.15pm, lunch

2.15-3.45, Russell Gray, "Trees and Artefacts"

3.45-5.15, Peter Godfrey-Smith, "Signs and Symbolic Behaviour"

Thence: Drinks Fellows Garden Followed by Workshop Dinner at Thirst Bar + Cafe


Friday November 2

10.30am-12 noon, Mary Stiner, "Paleolithic Beads as Communication Media: Core Observations and Interpretations"

12-2pm, lunch

2-3.30, Steven Kuhn, "Signals of Signaling in the Paleolithic: Scale and Redundancy"

3.30-4pm, coffee

4-5.30pm, Kim Sterelny, "Behavioural Modernity: Signs, Symbols and Norms"


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