Environment, landscape and society: diachronic perspectives on settlement patterns in Cyprus

Environment, landscape and society: diachronic perspectives on settlement patterns in Cyprus

The Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute is pleased to announce the upcoming conference at CAARI: Environment, landscape and society: diachronic perspectives on settlement patterns in Cyprus

 All are welcome to each day of the conference.

Join us for the keynote lecture and two days of papers on Saturday and Sunday 18-19 February.

Friday 17 February 6:45 pm

The longue durée: the piedmont of the Corinthia and cycles of regionaloccupation
Prof. James C. Wright,
Bryn Mawr College and Director of the American 
School of Classical Studies in Athens

The keynote lecture will be followed by an open reception at CAARI.
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Saturday 18 February 2017

8:15
Welcome address and introduction

8:30
Ayia Varvara Asprokremmos, a Pre-Pottery Neolithic A taskscape on the 
Yialias River in central Cyprus: implications of focused resource exploitation for understanding early connections between Cyprus and the mainland
Carole McCartney

9:00
Reconstructing the palaeoenvironment in southern Cyprus and its 
interaction with the Neolithic humans: the case of Klimonas (PPNA)
Pantelitsa Mylona, Benoît Devillers and Jean-Denis Vigne

9:30
Choosing Kataliondas Kourvellos: a diachronic and contextual approach
Julien Beck and Patrizia Birchler Emery

10:00
Building a central place in Neolithic Cyprus
Andrew McCarthy

10:30 COFFEE BREAK

11:00
Weather forecast: heavy rains over Khirokitia
Alain Le Brun

11:30
The value of place in Chalcolithic Cyprus: a view from Souskiou
Sam Crooks

12:00
Middle to Late Chalcolithic Cyprus: the landscape perspective
Charalambous Paraskeva

12:30
Beyond the dots: the transformation of the settlement pattern and 
the strategies of land use in Bronze Age Southwestern Cyprus:
Francesca Chelazzi

13:00 LUNCH

14:30
Marki Alonia: a long-lived Early and Middle Bronze Age settlement in 
the Alykos Valley
Jennifer Webb

15:00
On the western front: the Dhiarizos Valley in the Early and Middle 
Cypriot periods
Lisa Graham and Andrew McCarthy

15:30
Drifting down the big still river: Erimi Laonin tou Porakou in its 
ecological context during the Middle Bronze Age
Caterina Scirè Calabrisotto, Mari Yamasaki and Luca Bombardieri

16:00
Preliminary geoarchaeological studies on the human-landscape spatial 
manifestation across the Yialias and Pedieos rivers before the dawn of city-kingdoms
Annita Antoniadou

16:30
The Ayios Sozomenos Survey 2016 preliminary results: exploring Bronze Age regional settlement patterns in a fortified landscape
Eilis Monahan and Despina Pilides

17:00
Environmental change and state-level agency in protohistoric Cyprus: infilling of the Yialias Ria
Michael Brown and Benoît Devillers

19:00 RECEPTION FOR PARTICIPANTS

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Sunday 18 February 2017

9:00
Sites, rivers and hinterland: site organisation and interaction in SE 
Cyprus during the Late Bronze Age
Jan Coenaerts

9:30
Exploring the materiality of water in Late Bronze Age Cyprus
Louise Steel

10:00
Investigating the interplay between human society, environmental 
impact, and artistic production in Bronze and Iron Age Cyprus: preliminary results and future directions
Zuzana Chovanec

10:30 COFFEE BREAK

11:00
Unlocking sacred landscapes: a holistic approach to Cypriot 
sanctuaries and religion
Giorgos Papantoniou

11:30
Idalion in its landscape
Pamela Gaber

12:00
From royal palace to desert Kastro: the Amathus acropolis through the ages
Thierry Petit

12:30
Settled and sacred landscapes of Cyprus: environment, settlement and 
territoriality in the valley of Xeros in Late Antiquity
Athanasios K. Vionis

13:00 LUNCH

14:30
Settlement and topography in Early Byzantine Cyprus
Charles A. Stewart

15:00
Town and country in Late Antique and Medieval Cyprus
Lisa Kennan and Andrew McCarthy

15:30
Mining landscapes of Solea changing through time
Vasiliki Kassianidou

16:00
MPM PROJECT: surveys, studies of landscape archaeology and 
geo-archaeological prospecting in the Moni Valley system
Oliva Menozzi, Eugenio di Valerio, Silvano Agostini, Maria Giorgia di Antonio and Serena Torello Di Nino

16:30
The infinite web: interactions and mobilities along the Northern Troodos
Michael Given

17:00 Closing remarks and discussion

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