Archaeobotanical Work Group (AWG)
The Archaeobotanical Work Group (AWG) provides a forum for archaeobotanists working in Britain to get together and exchange ideas, discuss issues and share new and interesting discoveries in their field. The group aims to support unit-based and freelance specialists and to promote closer links between research and commercial archaeobotany.
Archaeobotanical Work Group meetings
Meetings take place about every six months. Each meeting is hosted by an AWG member at their place of work and takes the form of a mixture of presentations, thematic discussion and practical workshops. Discussion themes may be carried over to subsequent meetings as necessary. Details and minutes from past meetings are published on this webpage.
If you would like to host a meeting or would like to suggest topics for future meetings please contact the group coordinator (contact details below).
Minutes of past meetings
- Fort Cumberland, Portsmouth, September 2010
- University of Sheffield, June 2011
- University of Oxford, June 2012 (joint meeting with CWWG)
- University of Durham, March 2013
- University of Leicester, March 2014
- Birmingham, (joint meeting with CWWG)
- Worcester Woods, June 2019
- MOLA, London, March 2020: amorphous cereal type products
- Fort Cumberland, Portsmouth, October 2022
- Oxford, April 2023: Data and Standardisation
Useful documents and links
Archaeobotanists rely on botanical reference material and identification keys to complete their work. The Archaeobotany Workgroup is compiling freely available identification guides, some of which are listed below. If you have suggestions for additions to this list, please contact the group coordinator (contact details below).
Membership and contact
Anybody with a professional interest in archaeobotany is welcome to join this group.
For more information or to join the group please contact the group coordinator Dr Ruth Pelling [email protected].
Ruth PellingSenior Archaeobotanist
Fort Cumberland Road,