To celebrate the 45th anniversary of the first excavations at the Gravettian site Kraków Spadzista, a first conference “World of Gravettian Hunters” was held from 25 to 28 June 2013 in Kraków, Poland. In all, 88 scientists participated, representing 56 scientific institutions in Europe and North America. During nine sessions, 48 lectures and 16 posters were presented, representing archaeology, palaeontology, zooarchaeology, geology, and other scientific disciplines. In February, 2015, 39 papers from the conference were published in a special volume (No 359-360) of the journal Quaternary International.

In our opinion the first conference provided a valuable opportunity for colleagues to present and discuss important results of Gravettian studies. We would like to continue this opportunity to share knowledge, and we invite you to a second conference “World of Gravettian Hunters.” The conference is planned for May, 2016, in Kraków. This time we would like to invite colleagues to present results of studies of Gravettian as well as Epigravettian sites. We hope to share recent results not only in the field of archeology but also in zooarcheozoology, palaeoanthropology, geology, paleobotany, and all other related fields. We will publish proceedings of this meeting in an international peer-reviewed journal. Please feel free to extend our invitation to your colleagues, and contact us if you have any questions.

Scientific Committee
Prof. Nuno Bicho, University of Algarve, Interdisciplinary Center for Archaeology and Evolution of Human Behavior, Portugal
Prof. Hervé Bocherens, Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Palaeoecology (HEP), University of Tübingen, Germany
Dr. Mietje Germonpré, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Belgium
Prof. Gary Haynes, Anthropology Department, University of Nevada, USA
Prof. Janusz K. Kozłowski, Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University, Poland
Dr. György Lengyel, Department of Archaeology and Prehistory, Institute of History, University of Miskolc, Hungary
Dr. Susanne C. Münzel, Institute of Archaeological Sciences, Archaeozoology, University of Tübingen, Germany
Prof. Adam Nadachowski, Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Prof. Marco Peresani, Department of Humanities, University of Ferrara, Italy
Dr. Krzysztof Sobczyk, Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University, Poland
Prof. Jiří A. Svoboda, Institute of Archaeology at Brno, ASCR, Czech Republic

Organized and Hosted by the Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals, Polish Academy of Sciences, and by the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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