Session ICAZ 2018 Ankara

At the

13th International Council for Archaeozoology (ICAZ) Conference

from the 2. – 7. 9. 2018 in Ankara, Turkey, two WBRG-sessions were held. A total of 18 presentations and three posters were submitted to the sessions.

Raw Material Choice and ornaments: Aesthetics, Availability, Social value and Manufacturing Considerations

3. 9. 2018
Session organiser: Alice Choyke


  • Mary C. Stiner:
    Finding a common band-width: Causes of convergence and diversity in Paleolithic beads
  • Kristiina Mannermaa, Riitta Rainio, Evgeny Yu. Girya, Dmitry V. Gerasimov:
    Attachment technique of European elk (Alces alces) tooth pendants and kinships at the Late Mesolithic cemetery Yuzhniy Oleniy Ostrov (Lake Onega, Russia)
  • Kamilla Pawlowska, Virginia García-Díaz, Marek Z. Baranski:
    Zooarcheological contributions to the study of the Çatalhöyük figurines: Choice and modification of horse phalanges
  • Holly Miller, Emma L. Baysal:
    Call of the wild? Animal teeth as ornaments in Neolithic Anatolia
  • Jarrad Paul, Burçin Erdoğu:
    The odd bone out? Exploring the zigzag motif on bone tools from prehistoric western Anatolia and beyond
  • Corina Liesau von Lettow-Vorbeck:
    The question of The Social Relevance of Bell Beaker Beads and Buttons in Central Iberia
  • Selena Vitezovic:
    Raw material choices for ornaments in the Bronze Age Maros culture
  • Kinga Winnicka, Aldona Garbacz-Klempka, Adam Gawel, Mariola Marszalek, Marta Wardas-Lason, Hanna Kowalewska Marszalek:
    Crafts combined: An archaeometric study on Early Bronze Age ornamented pins from Poland
  • Alice M. Choyke:
    Off the Rack: Elaborated antler production in Middle Bronze Age Hungary
  • Hao Zhao:
    Mass bone-working industry during the Western Zhou dynasty (1046-771BC)
  • Lu Liu, Chen Quanjia Liang Huili:
    Bone tools from Chengsijiazi (Liao and Jin dynasties), China
  • Sabine Deschler-Erb, Regula Ackermann, Sarah LoRusso:
    The mystery of the boar tusks
  • Sonia O’Connor:
    Perforated bone spoons: Exploring a unique Romano-British artefact
  • Aleksa Alaica, Luis Manuel Gonzalez La Rosa, Willy Yepez Alvarez, Justin Jennings:
    Music in bone: Middle Horizon Period (AD 700 to 1050) whistles and flutes from La Real, Arequipa, Peru
  • Polydora Baker, Jessica Waterworth:
    How many deer does it take to decorate a floor= Decorative use of animal bones in an 18th c bathhouse floor at Wrest Park, Bedfordshire, UK


  • Gamze Durdu:
    A group of bone ornaments from prehistoric Samsun region, Black Sea, Turkey
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General Session: Worked Bone

5. 9. 2018
Session organiser: Wouter Bonhof


  • Marina Evora, Miguel Cortés Sánchez:
    The osseous industry from El Pirulejo (Cordoba, Spain) during the Heinrich Events 2 and 1 and the Younger Dryas
  • Adriana Basiaco, Tiina Manne, Christopher Clarkson, Alison Crowther:
    Bone points from Northern Australia in social and environmental context
  • Laura Manca, Salvador Bailon, Aline Averbouh, Marjan Mashkour:
    The exploitation of hard animal materials in Iran during the early Holocene: First elements of characterization and perspectives of research