Workshop 3

Department of Archaeology, University of York
http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/arch/
ROOM K/133
29th-30th September 2009

Session 1 – Researching Ivories – Global Perspectives
Session 2 – Roundtable discussion of draft ‘decision trees for researching ivories’
Session 3 – Analysis and Interpretation
Session 4 – Protocols for best practice: sampling, analysis and conservation
Session 5 – Sustaining the Network and Plans for the Future


DAY 1

Registration & Coffee: 9.30 – 10.15
 

Session 1 – Researching Ivories – Global Perspectives

10.30 am to 1.00pm

Constructing the history of Fijian whale ivory breastplates
Steven Hooper, University of East Anglia

The Dutch ivory trade and craft in the 17th and 18th centuries
Marloes Rijkelijkhuizen, University of Amsterdam

Contemporary & traditional use of ivory in Inuit art & artefacts
Ken Mantel, Narwhal Inuit Art Gallery, London

Reconstructing the biographies of ivory objects: An African case study
Paul Lane, Ashley Coutu and Steve Ashby, University of York

Lunch 1.00 pm to 2.30 pm The Refectory, King’s Manor, York
 

Session 2 – Roundtable discussion of draft ‘decision trees for researching ivories’

2.30 pm to 4.00 pm

4.00 pm to 15.00 pm Steering Committee Meeting (Committee members only)
 

DAY 2

Session 3 – Analysis and Interpretation

9.00-11.00

The use of ivory in Palaeolithic art
Jill Cook & Clare Ward, British Museum
 

Ivory Identification: A step by step guide
Sonia O’Connor, University of Bradford
 

Innovations and Ivory: Easy roots to analysis
Martin Morlidge, STFC Innovations, Daresbury
 

Raman Spectroscopy and the Molecular Characterisation of Ivory: Forensic Analytical Challenges for Contraband Detection
Howell Edwards, University of Bradford
 

11.00-11.30 Coffee
 

Session 4 – Protocols for best practice: sampling, analysis and conservation

11.30 am to 1.00 pm

1.00-2.00 Lunch

Session 5 – Sustaining the Network and Plans for the Future

2.00 pm to 3.30 pm – END