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Late Antique Archaeology Conference: "Burial and Memorial in Late Antiquity" - 17/03/2018,

This conference reviews the state of late antique funerary practices, on a thematic basis, from scientific examinations of skeletons and their DNA, to treatments of the deceased body, to the nature of memorial structures and how they were treated over time.

FECHA /DATE/DATA : 17/03/2018

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Room 421, Birkbeck College, University of London (London, England)


ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Luke Lavan/Michael Mulryan (Kent); Tim Penn (Edin.); Rebecca Darley (Birkbeck).


INFO:


INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: Aquí/here/qui

- Estándar/standard/standard: 25 GBP


-Estudiante/ student/ studente: 10 GBP


- Estudiante matriculado en Birkbeck o Kent /Student enrolled in Birkbeck or Kent/ studente inscrito in Birkbeck o Kent: Gratis/free/gratuito

PROGRAMA/PROGRAM/PROGRAMMA:

(A) DEMOGRAPHY


(i) OSTEOLOGY: LATE ANTIQUE LIVES FROM BONES



09.45-10.45 Flavio de Angelis (Sop. Arch. Di Roma) and Andrea Battistini (Sop. Arch. Di Roma) Lives from Bones: Anthropological Evaluation in the City of Rome


(ii) BIOMOLECULES IN LATE ANTIQUITY (ISOTOPES, DIET, MIGRATION, EPIDEMIC, ENDEMIC DISEASE)


11.00-11.30 Alexandra Chavarria (Padova) Northern Italy

11.30-12.00 Mathew Emery (McMaster) Southern Italy (via Skype)


(B) RITUALS AND IDENTITIES: DEATH RITUALS AND TREATMENT OF THE BODY


12.15-12.45 Rhea Brettell (Bradford) Organic residues from mortuary contexts (Britain).

12.45-13.15 Thibaut Devièse (Oxford) Colourants and dyes


Respondant: Béatrice Caseau (Paris IV) Treatment of the body: Ointments and perfumes


(C) COMMEMORATION, MONUMENTS, FUNERARY TOPOGRAPHY


(i) MEMORIALS - LATE ANTIQUE COMMEMORATION,


14.00-14.30 Zsolt Magyar (Budapest) Mausolea in Pannonia

14.30-15.00 Chris Sparey-Green (Kent) Mausolea in NW Europe


(ii) SPATIAL RELATIONSHIPS OF DEAD TO LIVING


15.15-15.45 Judit Ciurana Prast (Barcelona) Funerary Landscapes of Catalonia

15.45-16.15 Efthymios Rizos (Oxford) Christian elite burials in Anatolia / Constantinople & the cult of relics


(iii) MEMORIAL AND OBLIVION: SPOLIA AND ATTITUDES TO TOMBS


16.30-16.45 Luke Lavan (Kent) Spolia and the archaeology of memory

16.45-17.15 Douglas Underwood (Kent) City walls and tomb destruction (Skype)

17.15-17.45 Nick Mishkovsky (Kent) City walls and tomb preservation

17.45-18.00 Conclusion.

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