CONF: Round Table on Bronze Age Aegean Warfare

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Round Table on Bronze Age Aegean Warfare

University of Athens, 12-13 December 2009

The archaeology of warfare in the Bronze Age Aegean has been a favourite subject of research during past decades. Several sub-fields have been explored, such as technologies of weapons, representations and symbolism, burial customs, fortifications and the archaeology of trauma, amongst others. The year 2009 marks ten years since the publication of the Polemos (Aegaeum 19) volumes; since then, methodologies have developed, new finds have been discovered and important publications have enriched the scholarship on the subject.

In seeking to better comprehend the various aspects of Bronze Age warfare in the Aegean, a Round Table will take place in Athens on the 12th and 13th of December 2009. This workshop aims to bring together experts and scholars from diverse but related disciplines, present new information and provide a forum for constructive and fruitful discussion. Chronologically, the periods covered include the entire Bronze Age (from the Third Millennium down to 12th century B.C.) and geographically the whole of the Aegean region, including the coast of Asia Minor.

The workshop will be divided into the following sessions: Technology of weapons, burial customs and mortuary practices, iconography, theory of violence, fortifications and human osteology. Speakers include: T. Alusic, M. Georgiadis, Th. Giannopoulos, K.. Grigoropoulos, K. Harrell, M. Ivanova, B. Molloy, A. Nafplioti, S. OBrien, A. Papadopoulos, R. Schon, S. K. Smith and M. Liston, Th. Tselios and Ch. Vonhoff. The opening lecture will be given by Prof. S. Iakovidis.

The event will take place under the auspices of the Department of Archaeology and History of Art, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. There is no registration fee and it will be open to the public. The venue will be the Drakopoulos Conference Theatre of the University of Athens.

For further information, please contact us at warfare.workshop2009 AT gmail.com or visit www.combat-archaeology.org and www.arch.uoa.gr for regular updates.

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