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CALL. 30.09.2016: Sixth International Conference on Late Roman Coarse Wares, Cooking Wares and Ampho





ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Valentina Caminneci (Archaeological and Landscape Park of the Valley of Temples); Caterina Greco (Soprintendente BB.CC.AA. Agrigento); Giuseppe Parello (Director of the Archaeological and Landscape Park of the Valley of Temples); Maria Concetta Parello (Archaeological and Landscape Park of the Valley of Temples); Elisa Chiara Portale (University of Palermo); Maria Serena Rizzo (Archaeological and Landscape Park of the Valley of Temples).

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The 6th International Conference on Late Roman Coarse Wares, Cooking Wares and Amphorae in the Mediterranean: Archaeology and Archaeometry (LRCW 6) will be held in Agrigento (Sicily, Italy) from Tuesday 24th to Saturday 27th of May 2017. After Barcelona (2002), Aix-en-Provence (2005), Parma-Pisa (2008), Thessaloniki (2011) and Alexandria (2014), Agrigento will host the conference organized by the Archaeological and Landscape Park of the Valley of the Temples, in collaboration with the University of Palermo and Soprintendenza of Agrigento. The LRCW 6 Conference will comprise oral and poster presentations of Late Roman pottery found in the Mediterranean region.

The principal aim of the conference is the presentation and the discussion of recent research on Late Roman coarse wares, cooking wares and amphorae from the period covering the 4th to 7th century AD according to the general theme, Land and sea: pottery routes. In fact the development of research on the pottery evidence has identified historical paths that are similar, if not, in some cases, common to the various different regions of the ancient Mediterranean world from the West to the East.

Abstract submission. Abstracts of 300 words maximum should be submitted to the conference address ( in Word format including: title (in capitals), name(s), institution, email address of the author(s), and 5 key-words. Please, specify if you wish to present an oral communication or a poster. The abstracts will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee. The deadline for abstract submission is 30th September 2016.

Papers. Oral presentations should not exceed 15 minutes. Participants are encouraged to deliver their presentations using PowerPoint.

Posters. Poster dimensions should not exceed 100 (tall) x 70 cm (wide). Unaccompanied posters will not be accepted.

Languages. Official languages of the conference are Italian and English. The Organizing Committee will accept also communications in French and Spanish. Non-English speakers are invited to use English for their PowerPoint slides and submit to the Secretariat 15 days before the conference an extended English abstract (2-3 pages) that will be distributed to the audience on the day of the presentation.

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