Mycenaeans up to Date: The Archaeology of the NE Peloponnese - Current Concepts and New Directions

Nov 10 2010 - 18:00
Nov 14 2010 - 14:00
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Mycenaeans Up to Date: The Archaeology of the NE Peloponnese – Current Concepts and New Directions  

Registration

All participants need to register for the conference. It will be possible to register beforehand at the Swedish Institute, Mitseon 9, Wednesday, November 10, 9 – 13, and at the Acropolis Museum, Lecture Hall, Wednesday, November 10, 17-18. You may also register during the conference at the National Research Centre, Vass. Constantinou Ave. 48.

Conference Programme 

10th-14th November 2010  

Wednesday 10 November 

17.00-18.00

Registration

Lecture Hall-New Acropolis Museum www.theacropolismuseum.gr

18.00-18.30

Introduction  

18.30 – 18.45

Fragments of Ancient Greek Music – Vocal Quartet ‘Φιλωδός 

18.45-19.30  

Keynote Lecture

Prof. Dr. Joseph Maran, Institute for Prehistory, Early History and Near Eastern Archaeology, University of Heidelberg

Tiryns and the Argolid in Mycenaean Times: new clues and interpretations 

19.30 – 19.45

The Contemporary Greek Sequence - Vocal Quartet ‘Φιλωδός 

Reception at the Swedish Institute  www.sia.gr

Poster presentation by Dr. Olga Psychoyos, 4th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, Nauplion and Iannis Karatzikos, 4th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, Nauplion, entitled: ‘Mycenaean cult on Mount Arachnaion     

Thursday, 11 November  

National Research Centre, 48 Vassileos Constantinou Ave. www.eie.gr

Mycenae - Chair: Prof. Jack Davis 

9.00-9.20

Dr. Elizabeth French, The British School at Athens

Tending the past, ensuring the future 

9.20-9.40

Assist. Prof. Kim Shelton, Department of Classics, University of California, Berkeley

Pottery and Petsas House: recent research on LH IIIA2 Mycenae 

9.40-10.00

Assoc. Prof. Iphiyenia Tournavitou, Department of History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology, University of Thessaly

‘The East House in the Lower Town of Mycenae: the Past, the Present and the Future’  

10.00-10.20

Dr. Argyro Nafplioti, Member of the British School at Athens

Grave Circle A at Mycenae: The People’ 

10.20-10.40

Eleni Palaiologou, 4th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, Nauplion

‘A Mycenaean House at Chania, Mycenae’. 

10.40-11.30

Discussion 

11.30-12.00

Coffee 

Tiryns - Chair: Prof. Dr. Joseph Maran 

12.00-12.20

Dr. Phil. Eleftheria Kardamaki, Institute for Prehistory, Early History and Near Eastern Archaeology, University of Heidelberg

The destruction of the palace in Tiryns and the “Day after” – Conclusions from a LH III B deposit at the west staircase 

12.20-12.40

Dr. Tobias Mühlenbruch, Vorgeschichtliches Seminar Philipps-Universität Marburg

The Lower Citadel of Tiryns – what does it tell us about LH IIIC? 

12.40-13.00

Dr. Ursula Damm-Meinhardt, Member of the Tiryns Excavations

Building Complex A at the Lower Citadel of Tiryns – an outstanding mansion of the Palatial period 

13.00-13.20

Dr. Lorenz Rahmstorf, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

‘Workshop activities and pyrotechnology at Mycenaean Tiryns’ 

13.20-14.00

Discussion 

14.00-16.00

Lunch 

Tiryns, Argos - Chair: Dr. Hariclia Brecoulaki  

16.00-16.20

Dr. Alkestis Papadimitriou, 4th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, Prof. Dr. Joseph Maran, University of Heidelberg and Dr. Ulrich Thaler, German Archaeological Institute

‘Palatial wall-paintings from Tiryns: new finds and new perspectives’ 

16.20-16.40

Christos Boulotis, Academy of Athens

‘New evidence of Mycenaean frescoes from the citadel of Tiryns-the Killian excavations’ 

16.40-17.00

Dr. Ann Brysbaert, Honorary Lecturer, University of Leicester

Multiple chaînes opératoires and CCI: a holistic approach to workshop studies at Mycenaean and post-Mycenaean Tiryns, Greece   

17.00-17.20

Dr. Nikolas Papadimitriou, Museum of Cycladic Art, Anna Philippa Touchais, École Française d'Athènes, Prof. Gilles Touchais, University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne

‘Argos in the Late MH and LH period: a reassessment of the evidence’ 

17.20-18.00

Discussion 

18.00-18.30

Coffee 

Midea, Asine - Chair: Prof. Søren Dietz 

18.30-18.50

Dr. Katie Demakopoulou, former Director at the National Archaeological Museum at Athens, Director of the Midea Excavations

The Mycenaean Acropolis of Midea: New Discoveries and New Interpretations 

18.50-19.10

Dr. Monica Nilsson, Swedish Institute at Athens

"The cause of the LHIIIB:2 destruction at Midea: man or nature?" 

19.10-19.30

Dr. Birgitta Leppänen Sjöberg, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University

Renewal or Regression? Asine and the Transition from the Late Bronze Age to the Iron Age’ 

19.30-20.00

Discussion       

Friday, 12 November 

Berbati, Nemea, Phlious, Nauplia - Chair: Dr. Katie Demakopoulou 

9.00-9.20

Assoc. Prof. Ann-Louise Schallin, Swedish Institute at Athens

The Mycenaeans in the Berbati Valley 

9.20-9.40

 Prof. James Wright, Department of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania
‘The nature of Mycenaean occupation of the watersheds that comprise the Longopotamos, Nemea, and Asopos Valleys’ 

9.40-10.00

Vasco Hachtmann, Institute for Prehistory, Early History and Near Eastern Archaeology, University of Heidelberg Mycenaean times in the basin of Phlious 

10.00-10.20

Konstantina Kaza-Papageorgiou, 16th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, Peiraeus

Αγ. Ειρήνη, Φλιασίας 

10.20-10.40

Christos Piteros, 4th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, Nauplion

Mycenaean Nauplia’ 

10.40-11.30

Discussion 

11.30-12.00

Coffee      

‘Neighbours and Friends’ (Corinth, Achaea and Aegina) – Chair: Prof. Catherine Morgan 

12.00-12.20

Dr. Ioulia Tzonou-Herbst, Assist. Director-Corinth Excavations

Mycenaean Corinth: the question of its significance 

12.20-12.40

Dr. Eleni Papazoglou-Manioudaki, Director of the Prehistoric Collection, National Museum, Athens

The Early Mycenaean settlement at Aigion in Achaea and the western frontier of the NE Peloponnese 

12.40-13.00

Prof. Nagia Polychronakou-Sgouritsa, Department of History and Archaeology, University of Athens

Lazarides on eastern Aegina: The relationships with the NE Peloponnese’ 

13.00-13.30

Discussion 

13.30-16.00

Lunch 

Session 1: Secular Architecture and Palatial Administration Chair: Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dietrich Niemeier  

16.00-16.20

Mary Xypnitou, 4rth Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, Nauplion

‘Πολεοδομικοί σχηματισμοί στη μυκηναϊκή εποχή: οργανική-λειτουργική συσχέτιση ή ασχεδίαστο κενό;’ 

16.20-16.40

Dr. Ulrich Thaler, research assistant, Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität, Munich

Movement in between, into and inside Mycenaean palatial megara

16.40-17.00

Dr. Malgorzata Siennicka, University of Warsaw

‘Courts and open-air areas in the Late Helladic III Argolid’

17.00-17.20

Prof. Daniel J. Pullen, Department of Classics, The Florida State University

How to Build a Mycenaean Town: The Architecture of Kalamianos 

17.20-17.40

Assist. Prof. Thomas F. Tartaron, Department of Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Late Bronze Age Architecture and Regional Dynamics at Korphos in the Corinthia 

17.40-18.30

Discussion 

18.30-19.00

Coffee  

Saturday, 13 November

Session 2: The World of the Dead

Chair: Nicoletta Divari-Valakou, Dr. Vasiliki Adrymi-Sismani 

9.00-9.20

Assoc. Prof. Sofia Voutsaki, Faculty of Arts, University of Groningen

Before the Mycenaean period: social change in the MH Argolid  

9.20-9.40

Dr. Eleni Konstantinidi-Sivridi and Constantinos Paschalidis, National Archaeological Museum, Athens

‘Η Ζωή και ο Θάνατος στις Μυκήνες στο Τέλος της Προανακτορικής Περιόδου. Η Περίπτωση του Θαλαμωτού Τάφου στα Νότια του Κύκλου Β των Μυκηνών’  

9.40-10.00

Dr. Michael Boyd, Stavros S. Niarhos Fellow, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge

‘Explaining the mortuary sequence at Mycenae’ 

10.00-10.20

Anna Philippa-Touchais, École Française d'Athènes and Dr. Nikolas Papadimitriou, Museum of Cycladic Art

‘Deiras, Argos: reassessing the chronology and importance of the Mycenaean cemetery based on finds from W. Vollgraff’s excavations’ 

10.20-10.40

Dr. Evangelia Pappi , 4th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, Nauplion and Dr. Valasia Isaakidou, Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield

'Funerary treatment of equids in the Late Bronze Age: the cemetery of Dendra'

10.40-11.30

Discussion 

11.30-12.00

Coffee 

Session 2 continued: The World of the Dead-Chair: Assoc. Prof. Sofia Voutsaki  

12.00-12.20

Dr. Eleni Konsolaki, Director of the Excavations at Ayios Konstantinos, Methana

Structural analysis of the tholos tombs at Magoula, Galatas (Troizena) 

12.20-12.40

Panagiota Kasimi, 37th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, Corinth

‘Τα μυκηναϊκά νεκροταφεία της Ανατολικής Κορινθίας και ο πρώϊμος θολωτός μυκηναϊκός τάφος της Αρχαίας Κορίνθου’ 12.40-13.00

Dr. Chrysanthi Gallou, Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham'

The Early Mycenaean chamber tombs in NE Peloponnese: A view from Southern Peloponnese' 

 13.00-13.20

Assoc. Prof. Carole Gillis, Dept. of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Lund

‘A Colorful Death. The Role Color Played in Burials in the Late Bronze Age Argolid’ 

13.20-13.40

Dr. Kalliopi Nikita, Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham

‘Glass eye-beads in Mycenaean Argolid - Manufacture, provenance and funerary function’ 

13.40-14.30

Discussion 

14.30-16.30

Lunch 

Session 3: Mycenaean Pottery & Chair: Dr. Anthi Batziou-EfstathiouSession 4: The Written Evidence - Chair: Prof. Vasilis Aravantinos 

16.30-16.50

Dr. Michael Lindblom, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University

The Definition of Late Helladic I Revisited 

16.50-17.10

Nicoletta Divari-Valakou, 3rd Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, Athens

Mycenaean coarse ware pottery. Storage and cooking vessels from Midea 

17.10-17.30

Dr. Penelope Mountjoy, The British School at Athens

The NE Peloponnese and the Near East: ceramic evidence for contacts in LH III 

17.30-17.50

Dr. Pascal Darque and Françoise Rougemont, École Francaise d´Athènes

Palaces and “Palaces”: Mycenaean texts and contexts in the Argolid and neighbouring regions 

17.50-18.30

Discussion 

18.30-19.00

Coffee       

Sunday, 14 November 

Session 5. Mycenaean Religion: Palatial and Non-Palatial AspectsChair: Dr. Elizabeth French 

9.00-9.20

Prof. Ken Wardle, Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity, University of Birmingham

The Sacred Centre at Mycenae 

9.20-9.40

Dr. Vasiliki Pliatsika, Archaeological Society at Athens

Tales of the unexpected; identifying cult practice in the House M Quarter of the Mycenae citadel 

9.40-10.00

Dr. Melissa Vetters, Member of the Tiryns Excavations

‘Piety begins at home, but whose piety? Reconstructing use-and discard-patterns of Mycenaean vs. handmade burnished terracotta figurines in Postpalatial domestic contexts within the settlement of Tiryns and beyond’ 

10.00-10.20

Prof. Emeritus Robin Hägg, Universty of Gothenburg

The Asine Sanctuary in perspective 

10.20-10.40

Prof. Helène Whittaker, Department of Culture and Literature, University of Tromsø

Mycenaean religion in the twenty-first century 

10.40-11.40

Discussion  

11.40-12.30

Coffee 

12.30-14.00

General discussion  

 

The conference is organized by Assoc. Prof. Ann-Louise Schallin, Swedish Institute at Athens and Assoc. Prof. Iphiyenia Tournavitou, University of Thessaly. The financial support is provided by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (RJ), Sweden  

 

ann-louise.schallin@sia.gr   tournavou@ath.forthnet.gr

 

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