19th Annual Conference of the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology

The Research Centre in Evolutionary Anthropology and Palaeoecology at Liverpool John Moores University are proud to be hosting the BABAO conference in 2017.

The conference will be taking place at the John Lennon Art and Design Building, Liverpool from the 8th -10th September 2017.


Dr Isabelle De Groote
Professor Joel Irish
Dr Constantine Eliopoulos
Dr Matteo Borrini

Scientific committee: Prof Laura Bishop, Dr Alison Brough, Dr David Jordan, Dr Linus Girdland Flink, Dr Richard Jennings, Dr Emma Pomeroy, Dr Kyoko Yamaguchi

Conference sessions:

  • Palaeoanthropology and primate evolution
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Bioarchaeology and Archaeological Science
  • Molecules and Isotopes Palaeopathology
  • Human Adaptation and Variation
  • Dental Anthropology
  • Primatology
  • New and emerging technologies in bioarchaeology 
  • Open session

Public engagement events co-organised with the Liverpool School of Art and Design around “Being Human” will take place in the city. 

Conference attendees will be able to contribute:

Saturday 4pm – 6pm

  • A public exhibition: abstracts will be accepted
  • A public lecture by Dr Alice Roberts

Sunday 2pm – 5pm 

  • Family Science Uncovered in the World Museum Liverpool: abstracts will be accepted 
  • Public debate: “Should human skeletal collections be reburied?”

More information will be available early 2017.

Registration period: March 1st - June 30th 2017

Late registration: July 15th - August 11th 2017

Abstract submission: March 1st - June 9th 2017

Further details will be made available here in due course.


Registration for the BABAO 2017 conference will open on the 1st March 2017.

Registration will include:

  • delegates pack
  • attendance at all sessions
  • refreshments
  • Friday light lunch and evening wine reception
  • Saturday lunch
  • Saturday evening conference dinner in the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral  

For general enquiries, please contact babao2017@ljmu.ac.uk

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