Code of Conduct


Everyone is entitled to a safe and harassment-free experience when participating in the Frozen Pasts 5 conference and activities.

Frozen Pasts 5 understands that participation at its events is an important part of career development and affirms the values of respect, equity, multicultural pluralism, and nondiscrimination at these gatherings. Harassment harms the individual. Harassment also damages the community by discouraging participation in events and compromising the exchange of ideas that is at the center of the conference mission to promote and stimulate interest and research in the archaeology of frozen environments.

Frozen Pasts 5 is dedicated to providing a safe and harassment-free experience to everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, or nationality.

We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund, at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, nationality.
  • Sexual images in public spaces.
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following.
  • Behaviors intended to make a person or group feel unwelcome, or to encourage ostracism of any individual or group.
  • Harassing photography or recording.
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events.
  • Inappropriate physical contact.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention.
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviors.

These behaviors are unacceptable both during in-person interactions and on social media.


Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, event organizers retain the right to take any actions to keep Frozen Pasts 5 a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender, expulsion from the conference with no refund, barring from participation in future conferences or their organization, reporting the incident to the offender’s local institution or funding agencies, or reporting the incident to local law enforcement.

Organizers may take action to redress anything with the intent or clear impact of disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participants.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social activities. We think people should follow these rules outside event activities too!


If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it to conference staff as soon as possible. Conference staff can be identified by red stickers on their conference badges. Harassment and other code of conduct violations reduce the value of our event for everyone. People like you make our scientific community a better place, and we want you to be happy here.

Finances for the conference are run through the University of Colorado who have guidelines on reporting incidents that are harmful to members of the community. The guidelines are helpful for this conference too.

Our team will be happy to help you contact hotel/venue security, local law enforcement, local support services, provide escorts, or otherwise assist you to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.

Email addresses

Other contacts

Park County (Montana) Sheriff's Office, 406-222-2050 (non-emergency number). Dial 911 in an emergency.

National Sexual Assault Hotline (RAINN): 1-800-656-4673

Park County Victim Witness Assistance Program, Office: 406-222-4150, Crisis Line: 406-222-2050 (Police)


30 April 2021

Abstract due

30 June 2021

Registration due

Late registration will be offered if space is still available.



Craig M. Lee
E. James Dixon


Wendy Roth



Alden Yépez
Rachel Reckin
Matthew Stirn
Rebecca Sgouros


Frozen Pasts 1-4

1. Bern 2008
2. Trondheim 2010
3. Whitehorse 2012
4. Innsbruck 2016

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