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The Decline of Bronze Age Civilisations in the Mediterranean: Cyprus and Beyond - 17-18/01/2020, Got

FECHA /DATE/DATA: 17-18/01/2020

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Lilla Hörsalen, Humanisten, University of Gothenburg, (Gothenburg, Sweden)


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17 January 08:00 – 09:00 Registration 09:00 – 09:10 Welcome by the Head of the Department 09:10 – 12:30 Session 1 09:10 – 09:50 The end of the Late Bronze Age in the Eastern Mediterranean (P.M. Fischer, University of Gothenburg) 09:50 – 10:30 The role of destruction in conflict and collapse: A view from Cyprus and the Levant in the Late Bronze Age (Igor Kreimerman, Heidelberg University) 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break 11:00 – 11:40 The end of the Mycenaean Period: Collapse, decline or a bit of both (Helène Whittaker, University of Gothenburg) 11:40 – 12:20 The destruction of the Palace of Knossos and Cretan collapse (Jan Driessen, University of Louvain) 12:20 – 13:30 Lunch break 13:30 – 17:20 Session 2 13:30 – 14:10 The Levant and Cyprus at the twilight of the Late Bronze Age: A new synthesis informed by the texts found in the House of Urtēnu at Ugarit (Carole Roche-Hawley, Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Paris) 14:10 – 14:50 Results of the excavation seasons 2014–2019 at Pyla-Kokkinokremos, Cyprus: A short-lived settlement at the end of the Bronze Age (Joachim Bretschneider, University of Ghent; Jan Driessen, University of Louvain; Athanasia Kanta, Mediterranean Archaeological Society) 14:50 – 15:30 Integrating sciences and technologies at Pyla-Kokkinokremos (Sorin Hermon, The Cyprus Institute, Nicosia; Joachim Bretschneider; Jan Driessen; Athanasia Kanta) 15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break 16:00 – 16:40 Cypriot copper production, consumption and trade in the 12th century BC (Vasiliki Kassianidou, University of Cyprus) 16:40 – 17:20 Bronze Age copper production at Hala Sultan Tekke: First archaeometallurgical results (Mathias Mehofer, University of Vienna) 18:30 – 21:00 Speakers’ dinner at the Ågrenska Villan 18 January 09:00 – 12:50 Session 3 09:00 – 09:40 14C-dating of the Late Bronze Age city of Hala Sultan Tekke (Eva Maria Wild, VERA, University of Vienna) 09:40 – 10:20 The LC IIC to IIIA transition at Hala Sultan Tekke: A pottery perspective (Teresa Bürge Austrian Academy of Sciences) 10:20 – 11:00 Neutron Activation Analysis of the pottery corpus of Hala Sultan Tekke and comparison to literature data (Johannes Sterba, Technical University of Vienna) 11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break 11:30 – 12:10 Provenance analysis of ceramics and stone anchors from Hala Sultan-Tekke: Evidence for intra-island and interregional trade connections during the Late Bronze Age (Paula Waiman-Barak, University of Haifa) 12:10 – 12:50 The external contacts of Cyprus in the Late Bronze Age (Reinhard Jung, Austrian Academy of Sciences; Hans Mommsen, University of Bonn; Tatiana Pedrazzi, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) 12:50 – 14:00 Lunch break 14:00 – 17:10 Session 4 14:00 – 14:40 Cypriot pottery in Anatolia in the Late Bronze Age (Ekin Kozal, University of Freiburg) 14:40 – 15:20 Trade networks, food storage, and the response to the crisis of LBA societies: An analysis of the Levantine storage and transport containers in the 13th–11th centuries BCE (Tatiana Pedrazzi, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche) 15:20 – 15:50 Coffee break 15:50 – 16:30 Animals at the decline of the Late Bronze Age in Cyprus and beyond (Laerke Recht, University of Cambridge) 16:30 – 17:10 When Cyprus turned cold: A view from the past 6000 years (David Kaniewski, Université de Toulouse, CNRS; Nick Marriner, Université de Franche-Comté; Rachid Cheddadi, Université Montpellier II; Christophe Morhange, Aix Marseille Université) 17:10 – 18:30 Closing discussion, proceedings, future activities 19:30/20:00 – Speakers’ dinner at a local restaurant

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