• Date and time: Thursday 11 July 2024, 9am to Friday 12 July 2024, 5pm
  • Location: In-person and online
    Bowland Auditorium, Humanities Research Centre, Berrick Saul Building, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to staff, students (postgraduate researchers, taught postgraduates, undergraduates)
  • Admission: Depends on in person or online attendance - see booking site, booking required

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The Unravelling the Palaeolithic (UTP) conference is a student-led symposium that is aimed at bringing together human origins researchers and institutions from across the world. Historically, the conference has been held annually, with the location moving between the universities of Southampton, Liverpool, Oxford, Cambridge, Durham and York. This year we are delighted to be the hosts of this event!

Dr Steph Piper and Dr Andy Needham, who are leading the Organising Committee at York, said: "We, along with members of the organising team, are delighted to be hosting the conference at York this year and look forward to welcoming members of the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic research community to the city.

"The conference has a proud tradition of being welcoming to all, especially to those early in their careers, and we warmly invite your attendance and contribution."

Call for papers

The call for papers is now open.

Contributions are encouraged from all career stages, including undergraduate and masters students. If you plan to deliver a presentation or poster for the first time, mentoring is also available to support you.

  • Deadline for submissions: Sunday 16 March 2024

Learn more and submit your abstract