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Important: Given the uncertainty about future Covid-19 infection controls, arrangements for the HOMER conference are being adjusted in response. The relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions should allow us to hold the conference in person... However, if any participants are prevented from coming at the last minute, they will have the opportunity to make their presentation via video recording.






 Congress souvenir album




Due to the current health situation and according to the latest government guidelines to have access to the conference you need to present a Health Pass:

- a covid passport

- or, have a negative test result PCR in the past 72 hours

- or, if you have already recovered from the virus having tested positive more than eleven days & less than six months ago

Masks are mandatory





The second international conference "HOMER 2021" (10 years after the first edition held in Vannes, aims to propose a broad scientific meeting on the question of the archaeology of coastal settlements and human/environment interactions around recent advances in coastal and island archaeology. The geographical area of this second edition concerns the Atlantic north of the equator.

On the one hand, it will generate syntheses and confrontations of experiences in the various countries of Europe and North and Central America and, on the other hand, a prospective study on developments in archaeology and archaeometry research in the coastal field.

The various sessions will take stock, ten years later, on issues such as island and coastal cultural identities, interrelationships between communities, on the coastal structures, on the evolution of the maritime landscapes, on the production and use of raw materials, but also on methodological issues and new challenges of coastal archaeology (lato sensu).

The Homer 2021 conference will take place from the 28th September-and 2nd October 2021, on the island of Oléron (Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine), situated on the French Atlantic coast,a location rich prehistoric, historical and archaeological past. There will be an attractive program of excursions and events allowing participants to discover the exceptional isular and coastal heritage of this region.

The Homer 2021 conference is organised by the CReAAH Joint Research Unit (Research Center in Archeology, Archeology and History, UMR 6566) and the DRAC Nouvelle-Aquitaine, with the support of the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research), the Ministry of Culture, the Département des recherches archéologiques subaquatiques er sous-marines, universities of La Rochelle, Poitiers, Nantes (OSUNA), Rennes (OSUR) the Charente-Maritime department, the Château d'Oléron parish, the parishes community of Oléron island,  the Inrap (National institute of preventive archaeological research) and also the Ministry of Outre-Mer.

The official languages of the conference will be French and English, and the papers and debates will be translated simultaneously.

The sessions will host oral communications and posters.

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