Second International Workshop on Relations Between the Indus and the Aegean in the Bronze Age: Commodities and exchange – Call for papers
University of Oxford, 29-30 Νοεμβρίου 2024
Προθεσμία: 29 Φεβρουαρίου 2024
The First International Workshop was held at the University of Oxford in December 2022, the papers of which are nearing publication. It examined contacts between the Indus and the Aegean through connections between the Indus Civilisation and West Asia and then expanded to the societies of the Early and Middle Bronze Age Aegean, including the shores of Western Anatolia, with their slowly emerging palace-based economies and complex social structures. This workshop will specifically concentrate on those commodities that are believed to have originated in Central and South Asia, such as tin, lapis lazuli and carnelian and the ‘trickle down’ contact that existed through an early world system, which included the Indus, the Persian Gulf, West Asia and Egypt, dating to the second half of the third millennium BC.