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European Meeting on Phytolith Research (3th Circular) - Madrid, september 1996

jordi juan-tresserras juan at trivium.gh.ub.es
Sun Aug 11 17:52:20 EST 1996


3a Circular / 3th Circular -  1st European Meeting on Phytolith
Research

State-of-the-art of Phytoliths in soils and plants
Madrid (Spain), 23th-26th September 1996

Organizing by Centro de Ciencias Medioambientales, CSIC


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CONFERENCE SITE AND SECRETARY

Centro de Ciencias Mediambientales
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
Serrano, 115 dpdo.
28006 - MADRID
Telephone: + 34-1-562 50 20
Telefax:   + 34-1-564 08 00


Jordi Juan -Tresserras
Secretary of the Meeting
e-mail: juan at trivium.gh.ub.es


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DATE AND PLACE OF CONFERENCE

The meeting will begin at 10.00 hours on Monday 23 September and end
with lunch on Wednesday 26 September 1996. The conference will take
place in the main meeting room of the Centre. The poster sessions will
be located at room 101 of the Centre.

The Centro de Ciencias Medioambientales, which is part of the Consejo
Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, is located in the centre of
Madrid.

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ORGANIZATION BOARD

* Honorary Committee

Agustin Sanchez Lopez (Director, Centro de Ciencias Medioambientales.
CSIC)
Manuel Santonja Gomez (President, Asociacion Española para el Estudio
del Cuaternario)
Jose Aguilar Ruiz (President, Sociedad Española de la Ciencia del
Suelo)
Linda Scott Cummings (President, Society for Phytolith Research)
Alfredo Perez Gonzalez (Spanish Committee, I.G.B.P.)

* Organizing Committee
	
President: 	Ascension Pinilla Navarro
Secretary:	Jordi Juan i Tresserras
Treasurer:        	Ma. Elena del Rio Hijas
Members:	Ma. Jose Machado	
		Amalia Martin Ramos	
		Cristina Zancada Fernandez
Administration:	 Rosario Santos Toledo	
		Ma. Paz Nuñez Baños
		Ma. Carmen Robles Gonzalez

* Scanning Electron Microscope Workshop 
		   
Fernando Pinto Lucio (CCMA, CSIC)

* Scientific Committee

Rosa Ma. Albert Cristobal (SERP, UB)
Trinidad Aleixandre Campos (CCMA, CSIC)
Patrice C. Anderson (CNRS)
Josefina Benayas Casares (CCMA, CSIC)
Jordi Juan-Tresserras (SERP, UB)
Urve Miller (Stockholms Universitet)
Deborah M. Pearsall (University of Missouri)
Ascension Pinilla Navarro (CCMA, CSIC)
Irwin Rovner (University of North Carlolina)

* Sponsored by

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas
Centro de Ciencias Medioambientales, CSIC
Direccion General de Investigacion Cientificas y Tecnica, Minist. de
Educacion y Ciencia
Consejeria de Educacion y Cultura, Comunidad Autonoma de Madrid

* With the collaboration of
						
Asociacion Española para el Estudio del Cuaternario
Sociedad Española de la Ciencia del Suelo
Seminari d'Estudis i Recerques Prehistoriques, Universitat de
Barcelona
Society for Phytolith Research
Embajada de Francia en Madrid
Ayuntamiento de Madrid
		

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GENERAL PROGRAMME  / DAY-TO-DAY SHEDULE

* Monday 23th September 1996

08.00 till 10.00 h.- Arrival and registration

10.00 - 11.00 h.- Opening session. Opening of the Meeting. Welcome
address. Opening  lecture: State-of-the-art phytolith research around
the world", Linda S.  Cummings (President of the SPR)

11.00 h	.- Pause

11.30 h.- Working sessions. Oral papers. Section I - Phytoliths in
soils.

14.00 h	.- Pause

16.00 - 18.30 h	.- Working sessions. General Poster sessions.

19.00 h.- Welcome offered by Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Madrid

* Tuesday 24th September 1996

09.00 h.- Working sessions. Oral papers. Section II. Phytoliths in
plants

10.30 h.- Pause

11.00 h.- Lecture: Phytoliths in sediments and soils. Stratigraphic
and environmental aspects, Urve Miller (Stockholms Universitet,
Sweden)

11.30 h.- Working sessions. Oral papers. Section IV. Phytoliths and
paleoecology

14.00 h.- Pause

16.00 h.- Working sessions. General Discussion. Rapport from the SPR.
Ideas, proposals, joint projects, funding, the next meeting,...

* Wednesday 25th September 1996

09.00 h.- Working sessions. Oral papers. Section III. Phytoliths and
archaeology
				
10.30 h.- Pause

11.00 h.- Lecture: Fitolitos y arqueologia. Consideraciones a las
investigaciones  realizadas en la Peninsula Iberica, Jordi
Juan-Tresserras (SERP, Universitat de Barcelona)

11.30 h.- Working sessions. Oral papers. Section III. Phytoliths and
archaeology

14.00 h.- Pause

16.00 h.- Lecture: Shape recognition applied to analysis of
phytoliths, G. Colliot, P.C. Anderson and N. Bonnet

16.30 h.- Working sessions. Oral papers. Section III. Phytoliths and
archaeology

* Thursday 26th September 1996

Workshop. Those who wish are invited to bring samples they deem of
interest for discussion. Optical and Scanning Electron Microscope will
be available.
 

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ORAL AND POSTER PAPERS


* Session I.- hytoliths and soils

Oral papers
	
- Content and distribution of phytoliths in the main types of soils in
eastern Europe.
	Alexandra A. GOLYEVA (Moscow, Russia)

- Phytoliths in soils: content, distribution along a soil profile,
stability, information value
	Anatoly BOBROV (Moscow, Russia) 

- The mobility of phytoliths in soils; pedological considerations.
	D. M. HART and G. S. HUMPHREYS (New South Wales, Australia) 

- Opal phytoliths in East African plants and soils.
	Freya RUNGE and Jürgen RUNGE (Unv. Paderborn, Germany) 

- Estudio de silicobiolitos en suelos, paleosuelos y sus materiales
parentales. Buenos Aires. Argentina.

	Graciela GONZALEZ and Margarita OSTERRIETH (Buenos Aires, Argentina) 

- Silicofitolitos de la zona Chinampera Xochimilco-Tlahuac, D.F.
(México).

	Norma E. GARCIA-CALDERON, Mª S. GALICIA-PALACIOS and Nicolas 		 
             AGUILERA-HERRERA (México D.F., México) 

- Origin of 'mascareignite': a 15 cm thick layer of phytoliths in La
Reunion island soils

	C. ALARCON (Aix en Provence, France); F. COLIN and J-D. MEUNIER

- Phytoliths from a Central Asia loess-palaeosol-sequence and their
palaeoecological and taphonomical implications.

	Marco MADELLA.(Cambridge, U.K.)	

- Phytoliths as tracers of plant impact on weathering processes.

	A. ALEXANDRE (Aix en Provence, France); F. COLIN; J-M KOUD and J-D

	MEUNIER..	

Poster papers

- Cristales de oxalato cálcico y su relación con el calcio edáfico en
suelos de la Comunidad de Madrid.
	Ascensión PINILLA, Mª Luisa. PALOMAR, Trinidad ALEIXANDRE and Amalia 
	MARTÍN (Madrid, Spain) 

- Phytoliths data analysis of soils of different landscape zones.
	Inna Z. KAMANINA (Dubna, Russia) 

- The phytoliths analysis applied to soils of complex formation and
paleosoils.
	Inna Z. KAMANINA (Dubna, Russia) and Sergei A. SHOBA	

- An experience of classification of phytoliths of cyperacea,
gramineae, pinaceae for using in soil bioindication.
	Elena BOBROVA (Moscow, Russia)

- Phytoliths and fire in the Sydney basin, New South Wales, Australia.
	D. H. HART ( New South Wales, Australia)

* Session II.- Phytoliths and plants. 

Oral papers

- Silica deposition in the needles of the gymnosperms. 1.Chemical
analysis and light microscopy.
	M. J. HODSON (Oxford, U.K) A. G. SANGSTER and S. E. WILLIAMS

- Silica deposition in the needles of the gymnosperms. II. Scanning
electron microscopy and x-ray microanalysis.
	A. G. SANGSTER (Toronto, Canada), S. E. WILLIAMS and M. J. HODSON

- Banana in Africa
	H. DOUTRELEPONT (Belgium), L. VRYDAGHS, E. de LANGHE, B. JANSSENS
	R. SWENNEN, Ch. MBIDA and P. de MARET

Poster papers

- Silica bodies in leaves of monocotyledons.
	Paula RUDALL; Mary GREGORY and Mark CHASE (Surrey, U.K.)	

- Opal phytoliths and silica skeletons from the leaves of East African
plants.
	Freya RUNGE (Paderborn, Germany)	

- Phytolith research in Burkina Faso and Nigeria, West Africa.
	Marek POLCYN (Warsaw, Poland); Ilona POLCYN; Irwin ROVNER and 
	Katharina NEUMANN 

- Phytolith studies of selected cereals and other grasses.
	Carin TINGVALL and Urve MILLER (Stockholm, Sweden)

Session III. Phytoliths and archaeology

Oral papers

- Phytolith evidence for mousterian plant exploitation at Tor Faraj,
Jordan.
	Arlene Miller ROSEN (Beer Sheva, Israel)

- Aportaciones a la conducta trófica e instrumental de los grupos de
cazadores recolectores: análisis de fitolitos y almidones en material
lítico (experimental y arqueológico) para el procesado de vegetales.
	Jordi JUAN-TRESSERRAS (Bracelona, Spain), V. MEDINA, J. SERRALLONGA, 
	V.FERNÁNDEZ, A. JIMENO and M. MENEDEZ	

- Analisis de particulas biosilicias en la matriz del sitio
arqueologico CH2DO1. San Miguel, Rocha, Uruguay.
	Juana OLIVERO-SESINI; Sara CAMPOS-ALFONSO and Roberto BRACCO-BOKSAR 
	(Montevideo, Uruguay)

- Macroecological data from phytolith analysis of the microecology of
small hunter-gatherer archaeological sites of the eastern United
States.
	Irwin ROVNER (Raleigh, NC, USA)

- El analisis de fitolitos en la arqueología Olmeca: el caso de San
Lorenzo.
	Judith ZURITA-NOGUERA and Ann CYPHERS (México DF, México)

- Photographic recovery of diagnostic silica phytoliths from
prehistoric groundstone artifacts & human dentition using scanning
electron microscopy.
	J. E. RYAN (Illinois, USA)

- A phytolith and starch record of food and grit in Mayan human tooth
tartar.
	Linda Scott CUMMINGS and Ann L. MAGENNIS (Colorado, USA)

- Study of phytoliths as residues on plant-working tools, in
containers or from plant products used as temper in wattle-and-daub
and ceramics: examples and potential for the Neolithic and Bronze Age
of Southwest Asia and Southeastern Europe.
	Patricia C. ANDERSON (Jalès, France) and Hara PROCOPIOU

- The 95 Akhtamir (Armenia) excavation: contribution of phytolith
analysis to the description and interpretation of archaeological
deposits.
	L. VRYDAGHS (MRAC, Belgium), K. VERHOEVEN, H. DOUTMLEPONT, C. COMET
	and H. GASCHE

- Phytoliths from the Ituri rain forest, NE Zaire.
	L. VRYDAGHS (Tervuren, Belgium), H.DOUTRELEPONT, F. RUNGE, J.
	JUAN-TRESSERRAS,  C. CORNET and J. MERCADER

- Phytolith evidence for early cultivation at Baligan site of Denzhou
Henan province, Central China.
	Qinhua JIANG.(Beijing, China)

- Estudio sobre la conservacion y disolucion de fitolitos en
sedimentos calcareos. Analisis de una columna estratigrafica de la
Cova del Frare (Matadepera, Valles Occidental)
	Rosa Maria ALBERT (Barcelona, Spain), Xavier MANGADO and Araceli

	MARTIN

- Diet reconstruction through phytolith analyses: study of mamoth
teeth from the Dent site (Colorado)
	Rosa Maria ALBERT (Barcelona, Spain) and Linda S. CUMMINGS 

Poster papers

- Phytolith analysis as a tool in archaeological research.
	Lisbet BENGTSSON; Margareta DROTZ; John HEDIUND; Katarina OLAUSSON 
	and Jan RISBERG (Stockholm, Sweden)

- Silicophytoliths and soil. Results from a methodological studie and
research of soil 	from structures taken during excavation in
Vendel, Uppland, Sweden.
	Liselotte BERGSTRÖM (Stockholm, Sweden)

- Identification of phytoliths from prehistoric human dental remains
from the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic island.
	J. JUAN-TRESSERRAS (Barcelona, Madrid), C. LALUEZA, R.M. ALBERT and 
	M. CALVO

- Studies of phytoliths in Moscow cultural layers.
	Alexandra A. GOLYEVA and Alexandr L. ALEXANDROVSKY (Moscow, Russia)	

- Proto-hilltribe environments in Northwestern Thailand.
	Peter GRAVE (Armindale, Australia), L.K. KEALHOFER

- Archaeological phytolith analysis from Israel, Jordan & Cyprus.
	Jon NICHOLSON (Scotland, U.K.)

Session IV.- Phytoliths and palaeoecology

Oral papers

- Paleoecology of northern Caucasus paleosols in the Scythian time:
phytoliths research.
	Alexandr L. ALEXANDROVSKY and Alexandra A. GOLYEVA (Moscow, Russia)

- A detailed comparison of phytoliths from several mid-latitude
grasses, isotope values, and the corresponding paleosol records from
northeastern Colorado.
	Linda Scott CUMMINGS and Richard S. MADOLE (Colorado, USA)

- Grassland dynamics in intertropical Africa during the late Holocene:
phytolith analysis.
	A. ALEXANDRE (Aix en Provence, France); J-D. MEUNIER; A-M LÉZINE; A. 
	VINCENS and SCHWARTZ

- Palaeoenvironmental changes based on phytolith analysis in the Axum
area (Northern Ethiopia).
	Mª J. MACHADO (Madrid, Spain); A. PEREZ-GONZALEZ; A. PINILLA and G. 
	BENITO.	

- Phytoliths from ancient coprolites in Western India
	KAJALE M. (India)

Poster papers

- Silicofitolitos en secuencias arcillosas con silcretas. Mioceno
medio, Madrid.
	Ascensión PINILLA (Madrid, Spain) and Mª Angeles BUSTILLO

- Oxygen-isotope geochemistry of silica phytoliths.
	Elizabeth A. WEBB and Fred J. LONGSTAFFE (Ontario, Canada)

- Phytolith assemblages and seasonal climatic changes of the past
150,000 years in the loess plateau of China.
	LU HOUYUAN and WU NAIQIN (Beijing, China)

- Phytolith assemblages and dynamics of the highmountain communities
in the North-Western Caucasus, Russia).
	Elena V. VOLKOVA and M. S. BLINNIKOV (Moscow, Russia)

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To confirm:

- Phytoliths, fires human activities and climate during the Holocene
in the
Mediterranean Basin
	COURTY M.Agnes 

- Phytolith analysis in cultural resource management
	Amy L. OLLENDORF

- Cereals and irrigation: preliminary results
	POWERS-JONES A.H.

- Opal phytoliths assemblages in accumulated tephras
	SASE T.


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If you need more details or information about some aspect, please let
me know.

Yours,



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Jordi Juan i Tresserras
Unitat d'Arqueobotanica
SERP/Dept.Prehistoria, H. Antiga i Arqueologia
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA                        
Baldiri i Reixac, s/n   Torre B pis 11            
E-08028-Barcelona                                 
e-mail: juan at trivium.gh.ub.es
(Espanya, Union Europea)

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