Fourth Trowel of Christmas

Fourth Trowel of Christmas


This Fourth Trowel of Christmas offers a one-stop-shop for all your archaeological conference planning needs for 2020. Get in touch by email if you think your favourite archaeological conference should be listed here.

For further details on any of the conferences being hosted at the School next year, please keep checking our Events page here







BANEA (The British Association of near Eastern Archaeology) 9-11 January 2020 at the University of Oxford



MAGS (Maritime Archaeology Graduate Symposium) 22-23 February 2020 at the University of Oxford


MARCH 2020

GAO Conference - Graduate Archaeology at Oxford Annual Conference, 23-25 March, the Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies, University of Oxford

AEA (Association for Environmental Archaeology), Open Science Practices in Environmental Archaeology spring conference 2020 - Saturday 28 March at All Souls College, University of Oxford


APRIL 2020

CAA (48th International Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference) 14-17 April 2020, University of Oxford

ICAANE (12th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East), 14-18 April 2020, University of Bologna, Italy

SAA (Annual Meeting for the Society of American Archaeology) 22-26 April 2020, Austin, Texas

Europa Postmediaevalis 20-22 April 2020, Prague, Czech Republic

AAPA (American Association of Physical Anthropologists),15-18 April 2020, Los Angeles

RAC (Roman Archaeology Conference), 16-18 April 2020, Split, Croatia


MAY 2020

ISA  (43rd International Symposium on Archaeometry), 18-22 May 2020, Lisbon, Portugal


JUNE 2020

IKUWA7 (7th International Congress for Underwater Archaeology) 2-5 June 2020, University of Helsinki, Finland


JULY 2020

Society for Medieval Archaeology Annual Conference, 10-12 July, University of Nottingham

WAC (World Archaeological Congress), 6-10 July, Prague, Czech Republic



EAA (European Association of Archaeologists) 26th Annual Meeting, 26-30 August 2020 Budapest, Hungary



UISPP (International Union of the Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences), 1-6 September 2020, Meknes, Morocco,

ICAZ Archaeomalacology Working Group – Molluscs and Ancient Human Societies Conference, 11-13 September 2020, Pune, Maharashtra, India

BABAO (British Association for Biological Anthropology) 11-13 September, 2020, Teesside University

SAFA (Society of Africanist Archaeologists), 21-24 September 2020, University of Oxford

ISBA (9th International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology), 22-25 September 2020, Centre Pierre Baudis, Toulouse, France.

ESHE (10th Annual European Society for the Study of Human Evolution Meeting), 24-26 September 2020, Tubingen, Germany