Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory


Grave inventories and their (inter)regional context. An interdisciplinary approach

Country & City: Germany, Tübingen
Venue: International Symposium
Date & Time: 2010/11/25 - 2010/11/27

Preliminary programme

Thursday, 25 November 2010

11.30-13.30 registration

13.30-14.00 Address of welcome

14.00-14.45 Richard L. Zettler (Philadelphia), ‘Rediscovering the Royal Cemetery of Ur: New Research on Old Excavations’

14.45-15.30 Jill A. Weber (Philadelphia), ‘Skeletons and Scent: the Importance of Odor in Death Rituals at Tell Majnuna, Syria, in the early 4^th Millennium’

15.30-16.00 Coffee break

16.00-16.45 Richard Evershed (Bristol) will give a presentation on Residue Analysis of the Vessels from the Royal Tomb of Qatna

16.45-17.15 Sarah Lange (Tübingen) will give a presentation on Food Offerings for the Dead in the Royal Tomb of Qatna

17.15-18.00 Julie Patrier (Strasbourg), ‘Feeding the Dead in Anatolia in the 2nd Millennium BC’

18.00-18.45 Patrick E. McGovern (Philadelphia), ‘Funerary Feasts: An Archaeological and Chemical Perspective’

19.00 reception

Friday, 26 November 2010

09.00-09.45 Daniele Morandi Bonacossi (Udine) will give a presentation on MBA Grave Inventories at Qatna’

09.45-10.30 Claude Doumet-Serhal (London), ‘Mortuary Practices in Sidon in the Middle Bronze Age: A Reflection on Sidonian Society in the Second Millennium BC’

10.30-11.00 Panayiotis Andreou (Tübingen), ‘Pricing Death. Some theoretical Considerations on the Classification of Grave Goods and Inventories’

11.00-11.30 Coffee break

11.30-12.15 Elisa Rossberger (Freiburg) will give a presentation on Jewellery and Prestige in the Grave

12.15-13.00 Thilo Rehren (London), ‘Production and Consumption in the LBA eastern Mediterranean’

13.00-15.00 Lunch break

15.00-15.45 Michèle Casanova (Rennes, Nanterre) will give a presentation on Alabaster and Steatite Vases and Lapis Lazuli/

15.45-16.15 Tina Köster (Tübingen), ‘Provenance Analysis of Calcite-Alabaster Vessels from Qatna’

16.15-16.45 Coffee break

16.45-17.30 Judit Zöldföldi (Tübingen) will give a presentation on Lapis Lazuli

17.30-18.00 Katharina Teinz (Tübingen) will give a presentation on Archaeological Remains of Ancestor Worship

18.00-18.45 Zuzanna Wygnanska (Warschau), ‘Ancestor Cult at MBA Tell Arbid/ Syria’

Saturday, 27 November 2010

09.00-09.45 Filomena Fausta Squadrone (Rom), ‘Symbols of the Dead in the Birecik Dam E.B.A. Cemetery’

09.45-10.15 Anne Wissing (Tübingen) will give a presentation on Finds from the Graves in the Upper Town of Tall Mozan / Urkesh

10.15-11.00 Lindy Crewe (Manchester), ‘Creating space for the ancestors: bodies, grave goods and urban dynamics at Enkomi’

11.00-11.30 Coffee break

11.30-12.00 Matthias Lange (Tübingen), ‘Grave Goods in Cremation Burials of the Iron Age’

12.00-12.45 Maria Eugenia Aubet Semmler (Barcelona), ‘Mortuary Practices in the Cemetery of Tyre-Al Bass’

12.45-13.30 Synthesis and Concluding Remarks

13.30 End