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[29-31 October 2013, Greece] Ancient Mediterranean landscape reconstruction

29/10/2013to31/10/2013

A three-day geoarchaeological training course organized in the framework of the NARNIA project will take place in the Section of Materials Science, at the National Center of Scientific Research (N.C.S.R.) “Demokritos”/Athens, Greece, from 29 to 31 October 2013.

The Mediterranean landscapes provide unique opportunities of interdisciplinary studies for better understanding of their diachronic evolution and reconstruction. The course aims at bringing together students, young scientists and experienced scholars for a fruitful exchange of ideas related to the whole issue. The trainees will have the opportunity to be familiarized on the mostly employed methodologies and techniques for paleoenvironmental reconstruction, such as micromorphology, archaeomagnetism, stable isotopes analysis etc, and to attend relevant case stories of ancient landscape reconstruction, explained by specialists on the topics. The third day of the training event will be devoted to a guided excursion/field-exercise, at a maritime site with geoarchaeological significance.

Additional information

Location: N.C.S.R. “Demokritos”, 15310 Aghia Paraskevi, Athens, Greece (http://www.ims.demokritos.gr/ims_location.php?lang=en)

No. of places available: max 35 participants.

Open to the public: The course is open to interested individuals outside the network, but NARNIA fellows have priority

Fee: No fee. The coffee breaks and the excursion are covered by the NARNIA project and are offered for free to all participants. Travel costs, lunches and accommodation expenses are not provided by the organisers or the project.

Deadline for registration: 22nd October 2013.

Scientific coordinator: Dr. Yannis Bassiakos, Researcher in N.C.S.R. “Demokritos”, NARNIA WP-leader for dating techniques and palaeo-environment.

Securing places, contact person: Dr. Eleni Filippaki, email: lfilip@ims.demokritos.gr

Training Course Programme (subject to minor changes)

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Time

Topic/Lecture

Trainer

08:30-09:00

Confirmation of registration, Welcome address and introduction to the Training Course.

Dr. Y. Bassiakos, Laboratory of Archaeometry, Materials Science Section, N.C.S.R. “Demokritos”.

09:00-09:50

The Mediterranean Basin, from Tethys to the historical times: geochemical aspects.

Dr. E. Filippaki, Laboratory of Archaeometry, Materials Science Section, N.C.S.R. “Demokritos”.

09:50-10:40

Mediterranean fossil faunas and their significance for landscape evolution.

Prof. G. Theodorou, Dept of Geology, University of Athens.

10:40-10:55

Coffee break

 

10:55-11:45

The prehistoric harbour of Thera (Santorini) and its role in Aegean
affairs.

Prof. (Em) Ch. Doumas, Dept of Archaeology, University of Athens,

Director of the Akrotiri excavations

11:45-12:35

The emerging role of stable isotopes in reading of the past.

Dr. E. Dotsika, Stable Isotopes Laboratory, Materials Science Section, N.C.S.R. “Demokritos”.

12:35-13:25

Radiocarbon dating and its contribution to the FN-EBA transition in the Aegean.

Dr. Y. Maniatis, Laboratory of Archaeometry, Materials Science Section, N.C.S.R. “Demokritos”.

13:25- 14:30

Lunch break

 

14:30- 15:20

Visit to the radiocarbon dating laboratory.

Dr. Y. Maniatis, Laboratory of Archaeometry, Materials Science Section, N.C.S.R. “Demokritos”.

15:20- 16:10

Chronology and morphological evolution of the coastal landscape in SE Cyprus.

E. Tsakalos, M.Sc., NARNIA-ESR Laboratory of Archaeometry, Materials Science Section, N.C.S.R. “Demokritos”.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

09:00-09:50

The Dyros area, SW Peloponnese in the last 120,000 years.

J. Christodoulakis, M.Sc., NARNIA-ESR Laboratory of Archaeometry, Materials Science Section, N.C.S.R. “Demokritos”.

09:50-10:40

Ancient landscape reconstruction through environmental magnetism approach.

Dr. E. Aidona, Laboratory of Geophysics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

10:40-11:10

Chapters of the Greek Mythology and their confirmation when examined under the geoarchaeological viewpoint

Prof. (Em) E. Mariolakos, Dept of Geology, University of Athens.

11:00-11:25

Coffee break

 

11:25-12:15

Geochronology and tectonism in

north Euboea during the Quaternary.

M. Kazantzaki, M.Sc., Ph.D. Candidate, School of Mine Engineers, (E.M.Π.) National Technical University of Athens.

12:15-13:05

Micromorphology and landscape evolution in Mediterranean paleoenvironments.

Dr. P. Karkanas, Ephorate of Speleology and Palaeoanthropology of Southern Greece.

13:05-14:00

Lunch break

 

14:00-14:50

Clays: from Geology to utilization

and landscape evolution.

Dr. V. Kilikoglou, Laboratory of Archaeological Materials, Materials Science Section, N.C.S.R. “Demokritos”.

14:50-15:40

Sea-land interaction and the Man in the Aegean, since the glacial times.

Dr. Y. Bassiakos, Laboratory of Archaeometry, Materials Science Section, N.C.S.R. “Demokritos”.

15:40-16:30

Filling of training course questionnaire, closing remarks.

Dr. Y. Bassiakos, Laboratory of Archaeometry, Materials Science Section, N.C.S.R. “Demokritos”.

Note: For cases of unavoidable delays, a prolongation of the seminars until 17:30 has been foreseen.

 

Thursday 31 October 2013

09:00 Departure from “Demokritos”: one-day guided excursion to Anavyssos/Attica for field geoarchaeological exercise (guiders: Dr. Ch. Michael and Dr. Y. Bassiakos).

 

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