Past Conferences

2019: Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada

June 17th to 21st

This was the 8th Developing International Geoarchaeology conference!

More information about the conference can be found at

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Abstract Submission


Off-Campus Accomodation


Completed forms should be emailed to by April 15th, 2019

Keynote Speaker

We have the pleasure to announce that the Keynote Speaker of DIG2019 is Professor Charly French. Charles Andrew Ivey French is Professor of Geoarchaeology and the Director of the McBurney Laboratory for Geoarchaeology at the Department of Archaeology of University of Cambridge in the UK.

Paper and Poster Prizes

One student paper and one student poster will be selected and awarded the prize for best DIG 2019 submissions.

Conference Workshops

As is traditional for DIG, there will be a petrographic thin section micromorphology workshop at the end of the conference. This is an informal workshop that will take place in the Petrography Teaching Lab of the Department of Earth Sciences, equipped with a series of Nikon Eclipse microscopes. The Geoarchaeology Lab Thermo-Nicolet iN10 MX FTIR image microscope will be also available. A selection of petrographic reference slides and sediment thin sections from archaeological sites around the world will be available to look at. As usual delegates are encouraged to bring their own slides for discussion.

Conference Field Trip

British Columbia has a rich archaeological heritage, from prehistory through the colonial period. As part of the conference there will be the opportunity to take part in a field trip to explore parts of what is arguably one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world and home of ancient populations, first nations and “Transformers”. We will leave SFU in the morning and travel north on the Sea-to-Sky highway to Squamish. Guided by Dr Rudy Reimer/Yumks we will stop at large scale geological features and pictographs to learn about a narrative regarding an ancient and epic battle between a Squamish Nation warrior and a two headed serpent.

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner on the evening of the 18th June will be at Nuba Lebanese Restaurant. Please, use the registration online form to inform us of any dietary preference or allergy.

If you are interested in hosting a DIG conference, please contact Lucy Wilson at or any other member of the international steering committee.  

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         - George Harrison, I Dig Love