The 14th Conference of Environmental Archaeology will be organized at the Modena and Reggio Emilia University by LPP- Laboratory of Palynology and Palaeobotany and will be hosted by the Department of Life Science. Modena is a historically important town, built on a Roman-Medieval urban map with spectacular Italian architecture, located in the Po valley of northern Italy.

Multidisciplinary bio-geo-archaeo contributions on environmental reconstructions and palaeoecological research involving analyses of human and animal bones, plant macroremains, phytoliths, non pollen palynomorphs and pollen, sometimes also integrated to isotopic or molecular data, are welcome. We wish to include contributions from European countries, Mediterranean and Near East areas as well as the Northern Africa.

Workshop participants may present their research in form of short presentation or poster.

This year, the CEA conference will run the best abstract (research) prize competition: the winner will have the article processing charge waived for publishing his unpublished original work on a peer-reviewed open access journal. 


Authors are invited to prepare an abstract using the Abstract Template provided below:

  • Abstract must be written in English language
  • You can submit a maximum number of 2 Abstracts (but you can be co-author of other contributions submitted by participants)
  • Each contribution consists of a title, a summary abstract (150 words, visible in the program), an Abstract (you must follow the Template)
  • We will prepare an e-book (free download) that will include all the accepted Abstracts

Please submit electronically only by ConfTool System. You have to create a user account in order to upload your Abstract.

How to submit your Abstract

1. Create a ConfTool User Account

(Please jump to the next step if you just have a ConfTool account).
To create a user account, go to the ConfTool login page of your event and follow the “Register new” link under “First time here?”. After filling in the required fields of the Web form (marked by asterisk ‘*’), a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you with your account details. Please provide valid name, address, and email address, since these will be used later for sending you relevant information about your submission.
You do not have to create a new user account for each paper you submit. The same user account can be used for multiple submissions and for participant registration. If you are already a registered user, e.g. as PC member or reviewer, please use that account for your submissions, too.

2. Login to the ConfTool System

After having obtained a user account, you can log in with your username and password under “Registered Users”. If you have forgotten your password, a new one can be obtained through the “Forgotten your password?” link.

Depending on the phase of the submission, review, and registration process, you will see different options after logging in. If you have already submitted papers, you can always access the list with your submissions and see their status.

For all subsequent operations you need a user account and will have to log in first.

3. Submit a New Contribution

Select “Your Submissions”:

Image 1: Overview page

Select the type of contribution you want to submit:

Image 2: Your Submissions page

Please enter all required details for your contribution into the submission form (marked by asterisk) and proceed to Step 2 (note that “Summary Abstract” field requires a maximum 150 words plain text. This Summary Abstract will be displayed on the online Conference Schedule Program).

You should now upload the Abstract file, according to the Abstract Template provided.

You may also choose to upload the file later, until the submission deadline.

A paper number will be assigned to your submission, please use this number for further reference.

Click on “Save Submission, Upload File(s) Later” or “Upload File(s), and Complete Submission” to properly submit your contribution. A success message will be displayed:

From now on, in “Your Submission” page you can view, edit and upload the Abstract files.