Symposium Age Estimation

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Symposium on Age Estimation, 9 – 11th December 2014, Oxford (UK)

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This exciting symposium, organised in association with the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology (BABAO,, will bring together an international and interdisciplinary group of experts in different approaches to age estimation. Topics include new imaging methods to estimate age, and estimating age in the living, in forensic samples, and from skeletal remains, teeth and bones.

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Speakers include:

Lyle Konigsberg (University of Illinois, USA)

Niels Lynnerup (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

Sigrid Kvaal (University of Oslo, Norway)

Noël Cameron (Loughborough University, UK)

Tim Cole (UCL Institute of Child Health, UK)

Simon Mays (University of Southampton, UK

The symposium  will be held at St Catherine’s College, Manor Road, Oxford, OX1 3UJ. It will run from Tuesday afternoon 9th December (2pm), Wednesday 10th December and Thursday morning 11th December.

Registration is included in this year’s SSHB membership subscription and so is FREE for existing SSHB members (i.e. those who applied to join the Society before 1 May 2014). Registration is not included in the BABAO membership fee so BABAO members are asked to pay to attend the symposium. We hope, though, that many BABAO members will be able to attend this symposium.

For non-members of SSHB and those joining from 1st May onwards, the registration fees are:

Students: £75

Others (Early Bird until 31/08/2014): £150

Others (from 01/09/2014): £200

Costs include tea/coffee and served three course lunch (Tuesday and Wednesday) and tea/coffee (Thursday) and drinks reception sponsored by Informa (publishers of Annals of Human Biology) on Tuesday evening. There will be an additional workshop on Age Estimation run by Lyle Konigsberg on the morning of Tuesday 9th December (starting at 10am). This is not included in the registration cost for the symposium, and further details can be found here.  Also not included in the symposium registration cost are accommodation and the symposium dinner on the Wednesday evening.  

Lunch from 1-2pm on Tuesday 9th December is included. The meeting starts at 2pm on Tuesday 9th December and will finish at around 12.30 on Thursday 11th December (lunch is not included on Thursday).

Registration at St Catherine’s for the workshop from 9.30-10 on Tuesday morning 9th December. Registration at St Catherine’s for the Meeting from 10 on Tuesday morning 9th December.


Dinner on Wednesday evening 10th December 2014 at St Catherine’s College, Oxford.
Cost £50 – please indicate whether you would like to attend when you register.

Register here. Please note that even if you are an SSHB member registering for free, you still need to register!



En suite bedrooms in St Catherine’s College are available for Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th December at £70 plus VAT per night (£84 per person per night). Breakfast is included. Please book when you register. Alternatively, there are lots of private accommodation options in Oxford – see

Poster instructions

Poster boards are 1m by 1m so please print your poster as PORTRAIT size A zero ( 841 x 1189 mm) which will be a little too long or size A1 (594 x 841 mm).

Student bursaries

A number of student bursaries are available to help towards accommodation and travel costs of student SSHB members. Please contact Helen Liversidge ( for further details.

Further information

Helen Liversidge, the symposium organiser will be pleased to provide further information on request (