Ground Stone Tools and Past Foodways

The 3rd Meeting of the Association for Ground Stone Tools Research

The conference aims to bring together archaeologists and other researchers with an interest in the study and analysis of ground stone tools from around the world. The general theme of the 3rd meeting will be Ground Stone Tools and Past Foodways. We therefore particularly invite colleagues to submit papers that discuss the relationship between ground stone tools and the production and consumption of food and past foodways. However, following the original aims of AGSTR, contributions dealing with sourcing, technology, use-wear and residue analyses or other aspects of the study of ground stone tools are of course also warmly invited. We also encourage the submission of posters.

The conference will take place at the Faculty of Humanities at the South Campus of the University of Copenhagen, which is situated on the island of Amager in Copenhagen. The meeting will include a visit to the National Museum of Denmark and an optional excursion to other museums and archaeological sites in the vicinity of Copenhagen.

Tentative schedule





Thursday, 12 September 2019

Registration & Presentations

Presentations & Poster session

Reception at the Faculty of Humanities

Friday, 13 September 2019


Visit to the National Museum of Denmark


Saturday, 14 September 2019



Conference Dinner

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Excursion to see archaeological sites and museums in the region around Copenhagen


Oral contributions: Oral contributions will be 15 minutes long followed by a 5 minutes discussion.

Poster presentation: Poster presentations are also welcome (instruction will soon be published).

Abstracts: An abstract of approx. 300 words (including author’s details and institutional affiliation). 

Language: English is the official language for the conference.

Deadline for submitting abstracts: 21 December 2018.

Deadline for registration: TBA.

Workshop fees: TBA.

Organizing committee

Tobias Richter
Mikkel Sørensen
Patrick Pedersen

Committee e-mail: