Materials & Industries in the Mycenaean World
Current approaches to the study of materials & industries in prehistoric Greece
9:30am Thursday 9 May - 4:30pm Friday 10 May 2013
Please note this is an invitation only event
This international conference - part of the research project From Thebes to Mycenae funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council - considers production technologies of materials, artefacts and their industries in the Mycenaean World.
By bringing together individual experts and groups of specialists in the study of Mycenaean materials and industries, our meeting aims to foster debate and exchange amongst diverse and competing methodological approaches in archaeology.
The conference will also explore the ways in which recent advances in the study of Mycenaean production technologies and industries enable the development of future research agendas. It will provide a timely opportunity to bring together a range of hitherto largely isolated initiatives in the archaeology of Mycenaean materials and industries, develop future research methodologies, and showcase emerging research approaches to the prehistory of Greece and of the broader Mediterranean.
Leading international experts will focus on organic and inorganic materials, ceramics, metals, pigments, glass and vitreous materials, natural stones, textiles, wood, bone and ivory.
The main production technologies and industrial sectors discussed are pottery and other work in fired clay, painted frescoes and pictorial vases, metallurgy (including weaponry), jewellery, ship-building, wood-working, furniture-making and the blending of perfumed oils.
See more information on the Key Topics and Methodological Approaches.
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