8. Scientific activities 8.1. Scientific meetings Culture and Civilisation at the Lower Danube. East and West – National conferences: C. Haită, National Symposium from Valea Alunului, second edition, with the topic: Archaeological site or historical landscape, oral presentation Tell-urile gumelniţene de la Dunărea de Jos. Condiţii geomorfologice pentru reconstituirea peisajului [The Gumelnița tells from Lower Danube. Geomorphological conditions for the landscape reconstruction] 8-10 May 2015, http://cercetare.dacica.ro/simpozion International conferences Oral presentations: M. Balasse, C. Tornero, A. Evin, A. Tresset, D. Frémondeau, J. Ughetto, T. Cucchi, A. Bălășescu, The place of domestic pig in the Romanian Gumelniţa: insights from zooarchaeological remains at Borduşani-Popină, Hârşova-tell and Vităneşti Măgurice, Colocviul internațional Social Dimensions of Food, Academia Heidelberg (Germania), 29 April - 3 May 2015. R.I. Macphail, Modelling European ancient settlements – their  composition and morphology: the state of the science  employing contributions from soil micromorphology and  associated geoarchaeological techniques, Environmental  Archaeology of European Cities, Royal Belgian Institute of  Natural Sciences, Bruxelles, Belgium, 27 -29 May 2015.  
R.I. Macphail, Bordușani‐Popină (Borcea River, Romania),  Intensive course in Archaeological Soil Micromorphology.  Training Week, Institute of Archaeology, University College  London, 9-13 November 2015.   Poster:  M. Danu, R. Hovsepyan, D. Popovici, A. Bălăşescu, C. Haită, V.  Radu, Evolution de la végétation et agriculture dans la zone  du Bas du Danube: le site énéolithique Popina-Borduşani  (Roumanie), poster, XXIVème Symposium APLF, Pontarlier 14-  16 September 2015.