Conference themes

The common themes for the twin conferences are:

  • The Baltic Sea
  • Demography, diet and health
  • Geophysical prospection
  • Scientific dating methods and stratigraphic practices

We invite presentations on the following topics:

For the X Nordic Meeting on Stratigraphy:

  • stratigraphical practices and problem solving
  • natural and human impact on urban and rural sites
  • geophysical methods and stratigraphy
  • underwater stratigraphy
  • paleobotanical methods in stratigraphical contexts


  • material studies – elemental analyses
  • dating methods
  • stable isotopes
  • geophysical prospection
  • osteology and paleopathology
  • ancient DNA
  • biological indicators
  • paleoclimate
  • paleodemography
  • new methods and techniques

Participants can have two posters or presentations in each conference.

The deadline for sending abstracts is June 30, 2015. Please send your abstracts of no more than 250 words to smia-helsinki(at) (both conferences)

The speakers will be informed of acceptance by August 15, 2015.