Unravelling the Palaeolithic 2023

Where? Avenue Campus, University of Southampton

When? Friday the 31st of March to Sunday the 2nd of April 2023

Welcome to the Unravelling the Palaeolithic 2023 (UTP 2023) conference page!

The Unravelling the Palaeolithic conference is a student-led symposium that is aimed at bringing together human origins researchers and institutions from across the world. The UTP conference was inaugurated on the 28-29th of January 2011, to celebrate ten years of Centre for the Archaeology of Human Archaeology (CAHO) research here at Southampton. After the success of its first year, it was proposed to make the conference an annual event, hosted in turn by Southampton and five other universities (Liverpool, Cambridge, Durham, Oxford and York). The time has come for Southampton to host again, and we are very pleased to invite you to the UTP 2023 conference on the 31st of March to the 2nd of April 2023 at Avenue Campus, University of Southampton. We look forward to welcoming everyone to share their research and learn about the most exciting areas of Palaeolithic and Mesolithic archaeology.

This will be a hybrid event, offering both in-person and online platforms to make it more flexible for both the speakers and attendees wanting to join from further afield.

Want to take part in UTP 2023?

If you are interested in taking part in UTP 2023, the call for papers, posters and workshops is now out! To check for further information please see the ‘Call for Papers‘, ‘Call for Posters‘, and ‘Call for Workshops‘ pages. You can download the application forms for each from the ‘Conference downloads’ page.

General information

Registration fees

The paper, poster and workshop sessions will take place on the first two days of the conference (Friday the 31st of March to Saturday the 1st April 2022). The poster session is currently planned to take place as the final event on the Saturday accompanied by a drinks reception.

The registration fees for these days are as follows:

  • Waged (in person): £30 per day; £50 for both days
  • Unwaged (in person): £20 per day; £30 for both days
  • Waged (online): £20 for both days
  • Unwaged (online): £15 for both days

For more information on registration fees and how to register, check out the ‘Conference Registration‘ page.


Any queries in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact the UTP 2023 conference committee via email at unravellingpalaeo@gmail.com.

To keep up to date with conference information make sure to keep an eye out in your email inboxes or follow us on our Facebook page or on our Twitter and Instagram (@UnravelPalaeo), using the hashtag #Unravelling2023. If you wish to be added to the UTP 2023 mailing list, please contact us using the above email address.

We look forward to welcoming you to Southampton in 2023!

Meet the UTP 2023 Conference Committee…

This section is currently under construction! In the future you will be able to find out information on the members of the organising committee, their roles, and links to their profiles.