The Microvertebrate Working Group (MVWG) was created in 2016 as a forum of the exchange of data and information related to the study of amphibians, reptiles, insectivores,bats and rodents from archeological sites, mainly from Eurasia and North Africa. After the two previousvmeetings in Alcalá de Henares (Madrid-2016) and Ankara (Turkey-2018), that had a great acceptance and a large number of participants, the aims and scopes of the third MVWG meeting https://www.alexandriaarchive.org/icaz/workmicrovertebrate are:
1) in general consolidate these meetings as a tool for specialists in small vertebrate to exchange the works done;
2) in particular the third MVWG meeting will be focused in the human-faunal interactions and new insights in reconstruction of past environments in archaeological deposits of different geographical regions, including as a topics taphonomy, commensalism, taxonomy, evolution, palaeoenvironmental reconstruction, biostratigraphy, biochronology and new and improved methodologies (such as morphometry, DNA or Isotope analyses).
The discussions that can be generated through a wide audience of researchers related to these topics, can give us a better understanding of how our ancestors lived and how was their relationship with the environment that surrounded them. Finally, a special issue in an international journal may arise from all these debates with the publications generated from the presentations in meeting
The dates: from 1st to 4th September 2020 Registration costs: FREE Restricted capacity: 40