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9th Worked Bone Research Group Meeting Held in Zhengzhou, China

15 March 2013

The 9th meeting of Worked Bone Research Group (WBRG) will be held in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, from 14th to the 20th of April 2013, hosted by Henan Administration of Cultural Heritage and the Henan Provincial Institute of Cultural Heritage.

The WBRG is an official Working Group of the International Council for Archaeozoology (ICAZ) since June 2000. The purpose of the WBRG is to improve communication between individuals studying worked animal hard tissues (especially bone, antler, and ivory) with special emphasis on archaeological finds. A broad diachronic, and multi-disciplinary approach is emphasized in order to promote the exchange of ideas concerning attitudes to and procurement of raw materials, technology, and cognitive aspects of bone working. The Worked Bone Research Group (WBRG) was formed during an informal meeting of circa 30 specialists at the British Museum in London in February 1997. Since then the group has held biennial international conferences. 

More details can be found at www.wbrg.net