30th EAA, Session #354, “Scene City. Settlement Aggregation and Community Transformation in the Built Environment of the Eastern Mediterranean between IV-II Millennia BC” – CALL FOR PAPERS
30th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists, “Persisting with change”
28 – 31 Αυγούστου 2024
Sapienza University of Rome
Session # 354
Archaeologists have focused a great deal of attention on exploring the evolution of village societies and the transition to more complex, especially urban, social formations. Past research has addressed coalescence from a regional perspective and has established that urbanism is a multilinear phenomenon, developed diversely within different geographical and chronological contexts. However, less is understood about the social dimension of this phenomenon, namely how aggregated communities established new spaces for interaction and exchange.
The purpose of this session is to explore the socio-cultural transformations which characterise the passage from villages to urban centres using architectural evidence as the favourite analytical data-set. It also aims to discuss this multiform phenomenon of change through examples from the Eastern Mediterranean region, including the Aegean, Cyprus and the Levant, during the IV to the II Millennia BC.
Transformations in the built and social environment of prehistoric and protohistoric Mediterranean communities are traced at three different analytical scales in order to discuss patterns of architectural variability and constancy and to compare evidence from different spatial and temporal contexts. Papers dealing with one or more than one scale of analysis are welcome to enhance the discussion.
Urbanism, Built Environment, Architecture, Eastern Mediterranean
Marialucia Amadio (Belgium) 1
Ioannis Voskos (Greece) 2
Chara Theotokatou (Greece) 2
Luca Bombardieri (Italy) 3
Giorgos Vavouranakis (Greece) 2
1. Ghent University
2. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
3. University of Siena
Προθεσμία υποβολής προφορικής ανακοίνωσης: 8 Φεβρουαρίου, 2024
Προθεσμία υποβολής επιτοίχιας ανακοίνωσης: 8 Απριλίου, 2024