Association for Environmental Archaeology: 30Th Anniversary Meeting, York, UK, 3-6 September

Association for Environmental Archaeology: 30Th Anniversary Meeting, York, UK, 3-6 September

Spring Meeting,

University of Aberdeen, UK,

30th March-1st April 2010

Registration Form for all attendees

Address for correspondence:

e-mail address for correspondence:
I would like to book ….. place(s) at the conference

I would like to attend the field excursion on 1st April… YES/NO

I am an AEA Member… YES/NO

I am a student registered for a full/part-time degree …. YES/NO

I am retired … YES/NO

(NB a reduced conference fee applies to members and to students)

Please note here any special requirements (diet, access to accommodation, etc.)

I require vegetarian food YES/NO

I require vegan food YES/NO

I would like to present a paper (title):

I would like to present a poster (title):

I enclose/attach an abstract (up to 1 page A4)

OR Abstract to follow (please send the final version by 28th February 2010, preferably much sooner!)

To be completed if you are not booking using the online store – see details below.

Item / Unit Cost: AEA Member / Non member / Student/retired rate / No. required / Total
Registration fee / £15.00 / £22.00 / £10.00 / £
Day attendance: tea & coffee, biscuits, buffet lunch
30th March / £25.00 / £25.00 / £15.00 / £
Day attendance: tea & coffee, biscuits, buffet lunch
31st March / £25.00 / £25.00 / £15.00 / £
Kings Hall Accommodation
Night of 29th March (B&B) / £48.70 / £48.70 / £48.70 / £
Kings Hall Accommodation
Night of 30th March (B&B) / £48.70 / £48.70 / £48.70 / £
Kings Hall Accommodation Night of 31st March (B&B) / £48.70 / £48.70 / £48.70 / £
Kings Hall Accommodation Night of 1st April (B&B) / £48.70 / £48.70 / £48.70 / £
Field excursion 1st April *(excluding lunch) / £7.50 / £7.50 / £5.00 / £
Conference dinner at Pittodrie House Hotel (set menu) 30th March / £40.00 / £40.00 / £40.00 / £
Late Registration penalty (For payments received after 28th February 2010 / £30.00 / £30.00 / £30.00 / £
Total remittance (to be paid in advance of the meeting) / £

* cost dependent on numbers.

Payment Details

Registration, accommodation, food and optional events (conference dinner, field excursion) can be paid for in three ways: online store, by cheque, or by means of an order from your institution. We would prefer you to use the online booking store if possible please.

Online store: Please go to

Click on ‘Conferences, courses and events’

Here you will find the link to the AEA conference and you can book and pay for everything.

Cheques: Complete the registration form included here and send a cheque made payable to The University of Aberdeen. Cheques should be posted to:


c/o Dr Tim Mighall

Department of Geography & Environment

School of Geosciences

Elphinstone Road

University of Aberdeen

Aberdeen AB10 3UF


Orders from your institution:Please complete and send the registration form with a purchase order with details of where to send an invoice for payment to:


c/o Dr Tim Mighall

Department of Geography & Environment

School of Geosciences

Elphinstone Road

University of Aberdeen

Aberdeen AB10 3UF

In order to avoid the Late Registration fee, all payments must be received no later than 28th February 2010.

Please note that no invoice will be sent. You will receive an e-mail confirmation of your payment within a month, and a receipt at the symposium.


Conference venue: The conference will be held in the Departments of Archaeology and Geography & Environment in St Mary’s, Elphinstone Road (Building 12 on the map provided below. Location maps for the city and campus can be found at

Presentations will take place in Room 105. Posters, tea and coffee and biscuits will be presented in Room 117. The registration desk will be located in the front entrance of St Mary’s.

Please note the conference takes place at the University of Aberdeen in OldAberdeenNOTRobertGordonUniversity.

Conference Language: English

Conference field excursion: This is optional! Staff from the Departments of archaeology and Geography & Environment will run a one-day field excursion to visit a variety of archaeological sites in Aberdeenshire. There is no restriction on the numbers but in order to run at the advertised cost, we need to fill 15 seat minibuses. If not we might have to rise the cost to cover minibus hire and fuel.

Conference dinner: This is optional. To be held on the evening of the 31st March at the Pittodrie House Hotel. Cost includes set menu dinner and travel.

Organising Committee

Tim Mighall ()

Keith Dobney ()

Kevin Edwards ()

Karen Milek ()

For informal enquiries:

University Accommodation

Kings Hall accommodation is available with all rooms being en-suite. Kings Hall (Building No. 31 on Kings Campus map) is approximately a 2 minutes walk from the conference venue. Please visit the online store to book university accommodation.

There are limited numbers of rooms available so please, book early to avoid disappointment.

Local Accommodation

There is a wide variety of accommodation available in Aberdeen from 4 star hotels to Bed and Breakfast Guest Houses.

Bed and Breakfast Guest Houses that are close to the University:

Brentwood Villa Guest House (3 Crowns, highly commended) 560 King Street Aberdeen Tel. 01224 480633

The Jays Guest House (2 Crowns, highly commended)
422 King Street
Tel. 01224 638295

Lillian Cottage (2 Crowns, highly commended)
422 King Street
Tel. 01224 636947

Arkaig Guest House (2 Crowns, highly commended)
43 Powis Terrace
Tel. 01224 625444

Other accommodation options are available at the following links (please note they are not maintained by the organisers):

If you need further assistance, please, send an e-mail for the organisers at

Aberdeen is a busy city, please, make reservation as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Food and drink

Information on the City of Aberdeen, including details of local attractions, restaurants and services is also available:


For information on air, coach, train, car and local bus services to and from Aberdeen and the University, please visit the University's central web pages:

Travel by Air

Aberdeen's international airport is served by a number of major carriers providing an extensive network of routes throughout the UK, direct to Europe and worldwide through major hubs. British destinations include three of the four main London airports (Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton), Manchester, Newcastle, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol and Norwich, as well as the Scottish Highlands and Islands. Major continental destinations include Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Stavanger.

Typical fares

Fares vary considerably depending on when you travel and how far in advance you book. For example EasyJet flights between London Luton and Aberdeenand flyby from Birmingham can be as low as £60 return but rise if you book closer to your date of departure. Contact the airlines listed below for up-to-date information.

Getting to and from the airport

The airport is located at Dyce, about 7 miles from the centre of Aberdeen. Taxis from the airport to the University cost around £15.00. Airport buses link to the city centre (220, 737, 20). The 220 and 737 stop at the top of St Machar drive – a 5 minute walk to the campus. Single fare ranges from £1.80-£2.00.

Useful web pages

  • The BAA Web pages have information about Aberdeen airport, including travel and terminal maps, airlines and flight arrivals.
  • Aberdeen Airport Guide is a reference for those travelling to, from or through Aberdeen Airport
  • UK Airport Guide maintain a page about getting from Aberdeen Airport to the University
  • Airlines using Aberdeen airport include: British Airways · EasyJet · British European · Eastern Airways . Flybe
  • Eastern Airways is a member of the Scottish Executive Air Discount Scheme, and discounted fares are available to students travelling to Stornoway, Wick and Aberdeen.
  • Cheap Flight Comparison allows price comparisons for flights and other travel, and shows budget airlines that are not found on most booking engines.

Travel by Coach

First class roads south to Edinburgh and Glasgow and onward carry fast coach services linking Aberdeen with the UK's major cities. Competitive return fares, using Travelcard schemes, make coach travel popular with students. The table below shows both Standard and Student Discounted prices offered by National Express at the time of writing. A Student Travel Card (Cost £12 covering a 3 year period) is available from most coach stations.

Getting to and from the coach station

The main coach and bus station is located in Guild Street, next to the railway station. This is close to the centre of Aberdeen and five minutes walk from Marischal College. You will need a taxi or bus to get to the Old Aberdeen campus. Regular buses (numbers 1, 2 or 40) run from Union Street to the Old Aberdeen campus). Single Fare: £1.50.

Taxis to Old Aberdeen cost around £5.00. Some coach services do not use the main coach station and pick up/drop off passengers at other sites near to the city centre.

Typical Fares

Standard / Student Discount
Birmingham / £52.50 / £38.50
Cardiff / £63.00 / £46.25
Edinburgh / £24.00 / £17.00
Glasgow / £24.00 / £17.00
London / £47.00 / £38.00
Manchester / £50.00 / £36.75
Liverpool / £50.50 / £37.00

Travel by Car

The main traffic routes into Aberdeen are the A90 from the South and the A96 from the North. The A90 is entirely dual carriageway south of Aberdeen; the A96 has stretches of dual carriageway. Like many major cities, Aberdeen is becoming congested with traffic and the rush hour is best avoided if possible. Parking at the University is tight during term time. Visitors can get a permit before arriving by contacting the department they will be visiting.

Access from the south
As you approach Aberdeen on the A90, follow the signs to the A92 (Fraserburgh and Peterhead). This leads round the ring road (Anderson Drive). Exit from the ring road at a roundabout onto Cairncry Road and continue to follow the A92 signs through two further roundabouts onto St Machar Drive. After a third roundabout, the road bisects Old Aberdeen and local signs will direct you to the main Old Aberdeen campus.

Access from the north
As you approach Aberdeen on the A96 (from Dyce and Inverness) or on the A92 (from Peterhead), follow the road signs to Old Aberdeen.


A Concise History of the University of Aberdeen may be viewed at the following websites:

  • Visit Aberdeen & Grampian
  • Visit Scotland
  • Historic Scotland
  • National Trust for Scotland
  • Visit the Highlands
  • Undiscovered Scotland
  • Aberdeen City Council
  • Dining in Aberdeen

Aberdeen City Centre

A = Old Aberdeen Campus and the conference venue

Old Aberdeen Campus