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Nordic Archaeobotany Group meeting 2018

We warmly invite you to the Nordic Archaeobotany Group meeting 2018, which will be held at the Museum of Archaeology, University of Stavanger, Norway, from September 19th-21st.

Picture of bark, hazelnut shell, seeds from Nordbø, Kvitsøy. Bark, hazelnut shell and seeds from Nordbø, Kvitsøy.

Program 
Presentations and laboratory sessions will take place on the 19th-20th. On the 19th, the sessions will take place at the Museum of Archaeology in central Stavanger (Peder Klows gate 30a, http://am.uis.no), while sessions on the 20th will take place near the university campus at Jernaldergården (Madlamarkveien 152, http://am.uis.no/jernaldergarden/). There will be an excursion on September 21st.

Presentations
We welcome oral and poster presentations on any subject related to archaeobotany in the Nordic region. If you wish to give a presentation, please indicate this during the registration process (see below).
Laboratory session: You can bring any of your unidentified or interesting archaeobotanical materials for the laboratory session which will take place on the 19th. Microscopes for studying plant macrofossils, pollen, charcoal and wood will be available.

Excursion
A full-day excursion will take place on September 21st, visiting cultural heritage sites in south Rogaland. There may be a possibility for those planning on departing in the evening of the 21st to be dropped off at the airport. Please indicate if you would be interested in this option during the registration process (see below).

Social events
For those arriving early, an icebreaker meeting will be arranged in central Stavanger on the evening of September 18th. The conference dinner will take place at Jernaldergården on the evening of the 19th.

Fees
The registration fee is 1000 NOK. This includes the conference dinner and excursion, as well as lunch, snacks and tea/coffee on all three days. Accommodation and travel costs are not included. 
If you have any questions about the registration fee please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the organising committee at nag.2018@uis.no.

Please sign up by March 16th 2018 at the latest. We will give details of the deadlines for payment and for submission of abstracts at a later date. To register, please fill in the online form.

Accommodation
Please be aware that accommodation in Stavanger can fill up early, so book your accommodation well in advance if possible. Most options are situated in central Stavanger. If you need any help arranging accommodation, please feel free to contact us at nag.2018@uis.no.

Getting to and from Stavanger
Stavanger airport is served by various regional and international airlines. The airport is situated around 25 minutes from the city centre, and all departing and arriving flights are met by a bus service on which a return ticket costs 200 NOK when bought on board. It is also possible to travel to Stavanger by train from Oslo (NO), by bus or ferry from Bergen (NO), or by ferry from Hirtshals (DK).

Getting around
Stavanger is a small city and from the museum it is around a 10-15 minute walk to most hotels, restaurants, shops and attractions. Jernaldergården is situated around 5 km southwest of the city, near the main university campus. Buses run regularly between the centre of Stavanger and Jernaldergården: the journey takes around 20 minutes and costs 35 NOK each way with an app or 55 NOK when bought on the bus.

We look forward to welcoming you all to Stavanger!