International Meeting

The International Meeting “Wood and Charcoal: Approaches from Archaeology, Archaeobotany, Ethnography and History” is organised by Lab2Pt and the University of Minho, and will take place in Braga (Portugal) from 15-16 April. It is focused on the study of wood and charcoal from archaeological, archaeobotanical, ethnographic and historical approaches.  Wood was in the past a key material and was used in many different ways in the day-to-day life. Domestic, artisanal and ritual tools, weapons, structures, buildings, log-boats, ships, carts, etc. were made of wood. It was also crucial for the developing of rituals and ceremonies. One of the main goals of this Meeting is to give visibility to this ephemeral material that made part in the past of all the spheres of life. The approaches to the study of wood –and also to charcoal- would be made since disciplines such as Archaeology, Archaeobotany, Ethnography and History with strong interrelations between them. The Meeting would include conferences lectured by recognised experts besides to short-communications and a poster-session.

The organisation welcomes short-communications and posters in English or Portuguese.  Candidates are invited to submit a title and abstract of 300 words maximum before March 21th 2016. The abstract, accompanied by the affiliation and address data of the candidate, can be submitted to the following e-mail: Candidates will be informed regarding the acceptance of their proposals by the 1st of April 2016.  We plan to publish contributions in Estudos do Quaternário/Quaternary Studies, the journal edited by the Associação Portuguesa para o Estudo do Quaternário (APEQ) (



Rubim Manuel Almeida da Silva, CIBIO-InBio, Portugal

Eleni Asouti, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom

Carlos Barros, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Raquel Carreras Rivery, WoodExpertID, Cuba

Yolanda Carrión, Universitat de València, Spain

Isabel Figueiral, INRAP, France

Welmoed A. Out, Moesgaard Museum, Denmark


María Martín-Seijo, Post-doctoral Fellow at University of Minho (Braga, Portugal). Researcher funded by a Post-Doc Grant -Plan I2C mod. A- at University de Santiago de Compostela (Spain). Team member of Grupo de Estudos para a Prehistoria do NW Ibérico-GEPN (GI-1534), Landscape, Heritage and Territory Laboratory (Lab2PT) and InBio- Research Network in Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology (Associated Laboratory) / CIBIO–Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources / University of Porto.

Ana M.S. Bettencourt, Landscape, Heritage and Territory Laboratory (Lab2PT), Department of History of University of Minho, Braga, Portugal.


Carla Xavier


Aléssia Daniela Mendes Barbosa

Ana Jéssica Silva Mendonça

Katherine Guzenski Tonding

João Pedro Silva


Este trabalho ten o apoio financieiro do Projeto Lab2PT- Laboratório de Paisagens, Património e Territorio – AUR/04509 e da FCT através de fundos nacionais e quando aplicável do cofinanciamento do FEDER, no âmbito dos novos acordos de parceria PT2020 e COMPETE 2020 –POCI-01-0145-FEDER-007528.