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13th Meeting - The Cremation

Rencontre autour de la crémation

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Published on Tuesday, October 05, 2021


This meeting will be organized around the theme of cremation, with four main themes : Cremation from in the past and today; Archaeosciences; Methodological feedback and survey strategies; Current research. This broad program aims to bring together researchers with various profiles around a common theme.



For the past twenty years, methods and reflections intrinsic to the excavation and study of structures linked to the practice of cremation have continued to evolve, with a growing and more diverse community of researchers. The GAAF 2022 Meetings are part of the questions already developed in part during the Meetings around the Fire (GAAFIF, 1998) and the Meetings on New Approaches to Funeral Archaeology (GAAF, 2014, session 2). The objective of the 13th edition of the GAAF, which will be held in Toulouse from May 30th to June 1st, 2022 will be to take stock of our discipline, to show the progress made and to bring about a collective reflection on its necessary evolution.

It will also give the opportunity to open a discussion on the relationship ancient or current societies have with cremation, in the widest possible chronological and geographical framework. This process will also address the relationship between cremation and burial, what these practices share or how they differ, in situations of continuity or rupture, depending on the society or the era.

Thematic areas

Presentations and discussions will be organized around four main themes.

  • Theme 1: Cremation from in the past and today
  • Theme 2: Archaeosciences
  • Theme 3: Methodological feedback and survey strategies
  • Theme 4: Current research

Submission guidelines

Oral presentations/ poster proposals must be sent to the organizing committee by email (gaaf2022toulouse@gmail.com) before

November 21, 2021

All the details can be found in the call for presentation downloadable below.


Organization committee

  • Vanessa Brunet
  • Anne-Gaëlle De Kepper
  • Erwan Nivez
  • Sophie Oudry
  • Yannick Prouin

Scientific committee

  • Sylvie Bach
  • Hélène Barrand-Emam
  • Valérie Bel
  • Guy de Mulder
  • Bernard Dedet
  • Germaine Depierre
  • Henri Duday
  • Matthieu Gaultier
  • Marine Laforge
  • Isabelle Le Goff
  • Stéphane Rottier
  • Aurore Schmitt
  • William Van Andringa


  • Sunday, November 21, 2021


  • crémation, anthropologie, archéologie


  • Prouin Yannick
    courriel : gaaf2022toulouse [at] gmail [dot] com

Information source

  • Yannick Prouin
    courriel : gaaf2022toulouse [at] gmail [dot] com


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To cite this announcement

« 13th Meeting - The Cremation », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, October 05, 2021, https://doi.org/10.58079/17b3

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