16° SOMA - Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology
1 - 3 March 2012 Florence, Italy


The 16° SOMA is under the patronage of Comune di Firenze, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Osservatorio Mediterraneo and GAMA







Università di Firenze - Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, Dipartimento SAMeRL (Scienze dell’Antichità, Medioevo, Rinascimento e Linguistica)
Piazza Brunelleschi 4, 50121 - Firenze, Italy


CAMNES - Center for Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies
Via del Giglio 15, 50123 - Firenze, Italy

General Association of Mediterranean Archaeology


Prof. Giovannangelo Camporeale (University of Florence & CAMNES)
Prof. Anna Margherita Jasink (University of Florence)
Prof. Paolo Liverani (University of Florence)
Prof. Fabio Martini (University of Florence)
Prof. Stefania Mazzoni (University of Florence & CAMNES)
Prof. Guido Vannini (University of Florence)
Dr. Massimo Cultraro (National Research Council, CNR & CAMNES)
Dr. Nicola Laneri (University of Catania & CAMNES)
Assist. Prof. Ertekin Doksanaltı (GAMA - Selçuk University)
Dr. Lihi Habas (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Prof. Alexandr Okorokov (Russian Academy of Sciences)
Prof. Ahmet Adil Tırpan (Selçuk University)


Dr. Luca Bombardieri (University of Florence)
Dr. Anacleto D’Agostino (University of Florence)
Guido Guarducci – PhD Candidate (CAMNES, University of Reading)
Dr. Valentina Orsi (University of Florence)
Dr. Stefano Valentini (CAMNES)


Dr. Francesca Amato







Palazzo Vecchio, Salone dei Cinquecento

Piazza della Signoria


Welcome Addresses by the Civil and Academic Authorities


A.B. KNAPP - Materiality, Identity and Connectivity in the Prehistoric Mediterranean

1.00-2.00 p.m.






UniFi – P.zza Brunelleschi AULA MAGNA

UniFi – P.zza Brunelleschi SALA COMPARETTI

UniFi – P.zza Brunelleschi AULA APOLLO

UniFi – P.zza Brunelleschi AULA EMICICLO


Levant, Egypt and the Eastern Mediterranean (I)

CHAIR: Fabrizio Venturi

Eastern Mediterranean and Aegean (EBA-MBA)

CHAIR: Frances Pinnock

Ancient Egypt (I)

CHAIR: Maria Cristina Guidotti

The Aegean and Western Anatolian coast during the Archaic period
CHAIR: Mario Iozzo

Tyrrenian Interactions (LBA-IA)

CHAIR: Luigi Donati

2.00-4.00 p.m.

2.00 2.20

Aaron Burke

Excavating Egypt in Jaffa: The Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project, Progress Report 2011


Angelo Colonna

The Unification of Ancient Egypt: founding a state, creating an ideology, establishing an identity


Nicola Ialongo

Nuragic Sardinia in the Western Mediterranean historical frame between the end of the Bronze Age and the Early Iron Age (1000-750 B.C.): a new chronological perspective

2.20 2.40

Lukasz Niesiolowski- Spanò
The Philistines in Jerusalem? The use of archaeological data as the ethnic marker: the case of the Philistines, other ‘Sea Peoples’, and Judah

Alfredo Carannante

Shell Ornaments Distributional Patterns in Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age as Indicators of Identity and Connectivity

Özel Teraman Çınar

Different Cultures Similar Intentions: Ideas of Divine Rule within the Cultural Framework of the Mesopotamian and Egyptian Civilizations

Liena Kukoba

Written and archaeological evidence about Delos of the Archaic period: the problem of correlation

Marine Lechenault

Northern Corsica and Etruria (IX- VIIIth c. BC). Archaeological evidences of Transtyrrhenian evolutions at the beginning of Iron Age

2.40 3.00

Eric Jensen

Sea Peoples and Syria: New Evidence of Cultural Interaction at Tell Qarqur

Andrea Polcaro

The Stone and the Landscape: the phenomenon of megalithic constructions in Jordan in the main historical context of Southern Levant at the beginning of the 3rd Millennium BC

Joanna Popielska- Grzybowska
Identity of the Old Kingdom Egyptian Ruler – Image based on archaeological sources

Alexandra Kasseri

Transport amphorae from Methone in Pieria, Greece. Preliminary results on trade in the Northern Aegean during the Archaic period

Kewin Peche-Quilichini, Eliana Piccardi
Domestic uses, trading and afterwards functions of pottery in the 2nd Iron Age Northern Tyrrhenian Sea: potential identity evidences

3.00 3.20

Yosef Garfinkel

Archaeology of King David: State Formation and Urban Planning in Biblical Judah

Marta D'Andrea

Of Pots and Weapons: Constructing the Identities during the Late 3rd millennium BC in the Southern Levant

Ilaria Incordino

The 'Strong of voice' and 'Desert Governor' titles during the IIIrd Egyptian Dynasty

Kenan Eren

Heraion of Samos and Artemision of Ephesos in the Archaic Period: A Comparison

Gabriele Carenti, Antonella Unali
Ancient trade and crafts in Sardinia: an example from Sulcis

3.20 3.40

Avraham Faust

The Southern Levant in the Late Iron Age: Between the International Maritime Trade and the Mesopotamian Powers

Angela Massafra

Interconnections between Palestine and Egypt in the early 2nd millennium BC: a view from Jericho

Massimiliano Franci

Being a stranger in Egypt, between maintenance and loss of cultural identity: The Archaeological Data

Muna Silav, Seviç Bahar Yenigul
Port and commercial in the Archaic period: Ephesus

Cristina Nervi

Living in Nora (CA-South Sardinia): melting pot of cultures

3.40 4.00


4.00-4.20 p.m.




UniFi – P.zza Brunelleschi AULA MAGNA

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Levant, Egypt and the Eastern Mediterranean (II) CHAIR: Philippe Quenet

Cypriot Pre- and Protohistory
CHAIR: Giampaolo Graziadio

Ancient Egypt (II)

CHAIR: Gloria Rosati

Interactions within the ancient Greek world CHAIR: Anna Anguissola

Etruscan Identities

CHAIR: Pierluigi Giroldini

4.20-6.00 p.m.

4.20 4.40

Ada Nifosi

Childbirth practices and beliefs in ancient Egyptian and ancient Near Eastern sources, in the Talmud and in the Bible: a comparative study based on a selection of texts and material artefacts

Constantinos Constantinou
Cyprus and North Levant in Late Neolithic: a wider notion of interaction among societies of the Eastern Mediterranean

R. Gareth Roberts

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? And what on Earth does this have to do with identity and connectivity in Mediterranean archaeology?

Konstantina Chavela

Archaic local painted pottery from Central Macedonia. The case of Thermaic Gulf

Federica Gonzato

Contacts, innovation and social creativity: interactions between Aegean and North-Eastern Italy

4.40 5.00

Dalit Regev

Egyptian Stone Objects from Tel Miqne-Ekron – Canaanite- Phoenician Trade in Egyptian Cult- Objects and their Mediterranean Distribution

Dimitrios Kloukinas, Ioannis Voskos
Identity mapping in prehistoric Cyprus: cultural divergence and consolidation during the Neolithic period

Bettina Bader

Identity visible in material remains in an ancient Egyptian settlement of the late Middle Kingdom

Kamila Noco
Greek fine ware pottery as indicator of shared new practices and habits in Scythians steppe zone tribes

Muzaffer Demir

Lydian (Anatolian) Origins of Etruscans: A Reconsideration

5.00 5.20

Gunnar Lehmann

Greek Mercenaries of the 26th Dynasty of Egypt in the Levant

Yiannis Violaris, Luca Bombardieri, Caterina Scirè Calabrisotto, Mariaelena Fedi, Lucia Caforio

The Bronze Age cemetery at Lofou- Koulauzou (Cyprus): towards a cross-analysis of radiocarbon results and funerary assemblages within the burial contexts.

Philipp Quenet, G. Pierrat, M. Casanova, V. Danrey, S. Donnat, D. Lacambre
New light on the lapis lazuli of the Tôd Treasure, Egypt

Filippo Giudice, Rossano Scicolone, Sebastiano Luca Tata
Attic Imports to Crete and the Cyclades: the Reference Framework

Alberto Agresti

Population strategies and cultural phenomena in north and central Tuscany from Late Bronze Age to Early Iron Age: continuity and change. Landscape analysis and cultural data

5.20 5.40

Dagmara Wielgosz

Marble for Phoenician Purple. Classical Sculptures on the Levantine Coast

Francesca Chelazzi, Marialucia Amadio
From quarrying to dressing: stone features of the EC III-LC I Workshop Complex at Erimi-Laonin tou Porakou (Cyprus)

Beth Ann Judas

'Mingle with the Courtiers': The Concept of the Keftiu as the "Good" Foreigner in New Kingdom Egypt

Nihal Tuner Onen

Ideas about the historical identity and connections of the city of Phaselis as an Eastern Mediterranean port

Stefano Giuntoli

The Etruscan necropolis of Macchia della Riserva/Pian delle Rusciare at Tuscania: a preliminary report

5.40 6.00


Silvia Nencetti Accesa-Macchia del Monte Excavation Project: new data from Area E

6.00 6.20




Museo Archeologico Nazionale

Piazza SS. Annunziata, 9


Special Evening Opening for Participants




UniFi – P.zza Brunelleschi AULA MAGNA

UniFi – P.zza Brunelleschi SALA COMPARETTI

UniFi – P.zza Brunelleschi AULA APOLLO

UniFi – P.zza Brunelleschi AULA EMICICLO


Levant and Eastern Mediterranean during the Iron Age
CHAIR: Gunnar Lehmann

Ugarit and the Eastern Mediterranean (LBA-IA)

CHAIR: Stefania Mazzoni

Egypt: Persian and Hellenistic Ages

CHAIR: Joanna Popielska- Grzybowska

Between Black Sea and Aegean

CHAIR: Emma Maglio

Italian Peninsula Before the Romans

CHAIR: Alessandro Maccari

8.40-10.20 a.m.

8.40 9.00

Frank Hardisty

Geographic Visualization of Archeological Sites: a Cisjordanian Example

Anna Lanaro

Late Bronze Age Iconographic Interconnections: Reflections on the "Nursing Goddess from Ugarit“

Alessio Corsi

The songstress Diesehebsed in the chapel of Osiris-Onnophris in the Persea Tree in Karnak

“Ransom of Hektor” on a Metope from Assos Temple

Pierluigi Giroldini

Hilares pagi: settlement organization of the Plain of Piombino (Livorno, Italy) in ancient times

9.00 9.20

Christine Thompson

The ‘Architecture’ of the Cisjordan Corpus and its Western Mediterranean context

Erika Fischer

Niqmaddu of Ugarit and his consort – a reassessment of the so-called Marriage Vase

Kvta Smoláriková
Persian kings and their strategy towards the Egyptians. Interpretation of recent archaeological finds from the Saite- Persian cemetery at Abusir.

Ilkan Hasda
Some Observations on the Black- Glazed Pottery from Klazomenai


9.20 9.40

Maria Gabriella Micale

Inquiring into diversity. The Persian Clay Figurines in Syria

Valérie Matoïan

Material Culture and Identity in the Kingdom of Ugarit: Images of Egyptian Deities

Ilaria Cariddi

‘God loves the silent one’: the value of silence in ancient Egypt through temple interdicts and autobiographical inscriptions

Maria Girtzi

Aspects of Pre-Roman History, Organization, Religion & Trading Contacts of "Second Generation" Greek Colonies of the Western littoral of Black Sea: the case of Anchialos, Bizone, Nikonio and Tomoi

Maria Clara Martinelli, Tania Quero
Cultural and trade networks on Western Mediterranean: a testimony from Northern Sicily. S. Martino – Spadafora (Messina) site

9.40 10.00

Gabriele Carenti, Giuseppe Minunno
The role of birds in Tell Afis (Syria): sacrifices and rituals in a temple area during the Iron age

Riccardo Besana

Textile developments and interconnections between the Eastern Mediterranean, Anatolia and the Levant from the End of the II and the Middle of the I Millennium BC

Gabriella Carpentiero, Emanuele Mariotti
Hellenistic town in Fayyum: Egyptian tradition and Hippodamian innovation

Maria Girtzi, Athanasia Bountidou
Traveling through Time in multicultural Thessaloniki: an innovative museological project

Carmelo Colelli, Amedeo Fera
Bronze chalcophones in Southern Italy Iron age. Function, types, chronology and models

10.00 10.20


10.20-10.40 a.m.




UniFi – P.zza Brunelleschi AULA MAGNA

UniFi – P.zza Brunelleschi SALA COMPARETTI

UniFi – P.zza Brunelleschi AULA APOLLO

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The Iron Age Micro- Archaeology in Israel: Some Broader Mediterranean Implications (Workshop) CHAIR: Israel Finkelstein

Eastern Mediterranean and Aegean (LBA)

CHAIR: A. Bernarnd Knapp

Egypt and Levant: Ptolemaic and Roman Ages

CHAIR: Bettina Bader

Between Greece and Western Anatolia: the Hellenistic and Roman periods (I)

CHAIR: Roberto Perna

Central and Southern Italy: Indigenous and Greek Identities

CHAIR: Carmelo Colelli

10.40-1.00 p.m.

10.40 11.00

Israel Finkelstein

The Iron Age Archaeology and Exact and Life Sciences Project and its Mediterranean Aspects

Giampaolo Graziadio

The importance of mouth coverings in the Late Cypriot funerary customs

Giorgia Cafici

Ptolemaic sculpture between Egypt and Rome: the statue of Hor son of Hor

Caterina Parigi

The Romanization of Athens: Greek identity and connectivity between Athens and Rome in the I century B.C.

Orlando Cerasuolo

Suction Vases with Tubular Rim in Eastern Mediterranean and Central Italy

11.00 11.20

Steve Weiner, Dvory Namdar, Aren Maeir, Alexander Zukerman, Dan Cabanes, Ruth Shahack- Gross

A Microarchaeological Analysis of a 9th Century Destruction Layer at Tell es-Safi/Gath

Pantelis Komninos

Ethnic Landscapes and Collective Identity in the Aegean Late Bronze Age

Rafał Czerner with Grayna Bkowska- Czerner
The Roman Baths of Marina El- Alamein in Egypt


Michele Scalici

“The Crossing”. Identity and connettivity in The Upper Ofanto Valley

11.20 11.40

Alexander Fantalkin

Mediterranean Iron Age Chronology – The Problem

Marcus Bajema

The lapis lazuli road: a view from the Mycenaean ‘periphery’

Krzysztof Jakubiak

Tell Farama (Pelusium). The city on Sinai - where Egypt and Middle East meets.

Asuman Laetzer-Lasar

Cultural Identity in Transition - the Case of Late-Hellenistic Ephesos

Signe Barfoed

Miniature pottery as evidence for connectivity in religious practices between mainland Greece, the colonies and the indigenous Messapian community from the 7th-4th centuries BC.

11.40 12.00

Elisabetta Boaretto

Radiocarbon Dating and Synchronization of Iron Age Chronologies in the Eastern Mediterranean: Resolution and Solution

Katrin Bernhardt

Mycenaean imports to Crete and the Levant: Some thoughts on the interrelations

Adriana de Miranda

Historical water constructions in the Mediterranean

Anna Anguissola, Leonardo Bochicchio, Antonio Calabrò, Silvana Costa
Funerary architecture at Hierapolis in Phrygia: models and meanings. The case of the southwestern necropolis

Sine Saxkjær

The Lost Indigenous People: The Question of an Indigenous Ethnic Identity in a World of Greek Material at the Timpone della Motta

12.00 12.20

Ayelet Gilboa, Dvory Namdar
First Analytical Evidence for Long Distance Trade between South Asia and the Mediterranean in the Iron Age

Barbara Montecchi

Prothesis and deposition scenes between Crete and Mainland Greece in Late Minoan/Helladic III Period

Dincer Savas Lenger

The “Egyptians’ Country” In Asia Minor and the Coins Bearing the Legend ΘY

Vedat Kele, Ersin ÇelikbaSpacer tubes from Parion slope building

Adriano Orsingher

The Hellenisation of the Punic world: a view from the Tophet


12.20 12.40

Barak Sober

Multispectral Imaging as a Tool to Enhance Reading of Ostraca

Flavia Carraro

Writing and book-keeping in Ancient Mycenaean Linear B Script: Technology and Texts between Archaeology and Philology

Emanuele Casagrande Cicci
Tradition and innovation: The elements of the Herodian Building Program in Judaea and its links with the new architectural models imported from Rome during the Augustan Age

Iulian Moga

Connectivity and Reactivity. Pagans, Jews, and Christians in Roman Imperial Sardis

Gerald Finkielsztejn, Gloria Olcese
Similar production and control of amphoras in Ischia/Naples and the Southeastern Aegean in the Late IVth - Early IIIrd c. BCE:

12.40 1.00


1.00-2.00 p.m.




UniFi – P.zza Brunelleschi AULA MAGNA

UniFi – P.zza Brunelleschi SALA COMPARETTI

UniFi – P.zza Brunelleschi AULA APOLLO

UniFi – P.zza Brunelleschi AULA EMICICLO


Assyrians and the Eastern Mediterranean

CHAIR: Francesca Baffi Guardata

Western Anatolia and the Aegean

CHAIR: Anna Margherita Jasink

Hellenistic and Roman Cilicia

CHAIR: Gabriella Carpentiero

Between Greece and Western Anatolia: the Hellenstic and Roman periods (II)

CHAIR: Paolo Liverani

Magna Graecia

CHAIR: Benedetto Carroccio

2.00-3.30 p.m.

2.00 2.20

Andrew Jamieson

Processes of Assyrianisation: identity and connectivity manifested in Neo- Assyrian ceramics and the Tell Ahmar Area C pottery

Veli Ünsal

Relations between Anatolia and Greece (2nd and 1st Mill. B.C.)

Füsun Tülek

Terracotta finds of the Deli Halil ancient settlement: Architectural tiles and anthropomorphic pieces

Esen Ogus

Complexities of Greek Identity in Asia Minor: The Case of Sarcophagi from Aphrodisias

Ambra Pace

Material culture and identity. Stylistic models and figurative languages in the coroplastic production of Eastern Sicily in the archaic period

2.20 2.40

Dirk Wicke

From the Levant to Iran - Iron Age frit seals and Assyria

Çidem Maner
Mycenaean and Hittite Fortification Architecture: Identity and Connectivity

Emel Erten

Olba in Eastern rough Cilicia: processes of Hellenization and Romanization in an Eastern Mediterranean town

Elisa Bazzechi

Athenian Identity In Late Antiquity

Rossana Scavone

Greek's food and other's food: the role of the diet in the construction of the social identity. Archeozoology of a greek colony and a native settlement within its inland

2.40 3.00

Silvana Di Paolo

From Cesnola onwards. Theorizing Cultural Interaction Between Cyprus and Assyria. Historical and Methodological Overview

Konstantinos Giannakos

Aegean type Swords and Finds in Anatolia, Technology of Metals and Structures, Written Sources and the dating of Trojan War

Veronica Iacomi

Local and foreign identities in funerary contexts: self- and social representation of indigenous élites in late Hellenistic and Roman Rough Cilicia. Rock-cut tombs and necropolis, a preliminary survey

Hüseyin Köker

A New Bronze Coin Type of Ariassos

Mariagrazia Finistrella

Distribution of Attic figured vases’ shapes in Sicily between 475 BC and the fourth century BC: the frame of reference

3.00 3.20

Krzysztof Ulanowski

The Mutual Relation of Assyrian, Phoenician, Greek and Egyptians Gods and Heroes on Cyprus in the Geometric and Archaic Periods

Abuzer Kızıl

Ancient remains at Beçin in Caria

Mehmet Tekocak

Late Roman Amphorae In Kelenderis

Manuel Parada López de Corselas
The Arcuated Lintel and the “Serlian Motif”. Imperial Identity, Architectural and Symbolic Interactions at Ancient Rome

Marianna Spinelli

The “SOMA” of the god: subtypes as qualification of the corporal gestures of the main subject of the coins of Kaulonia

3.20 3.30


3.30-3.50 p.m.




UniFi – P.zza Brunelleschi AULA MAGNA

UniFi – P.zza Brunelleschi SALA COMPARETTI

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Iron Age Anatolia

CHAIR: Çidem Maner

Bronze Age Crete (I)

CHAIR: Judith Weingarten

Hellenistic and Roman Eastern Mediterranean

CHAIR: Hulusi Gulec

Central and South-Eastern Europe during the Roman period
CHAIR: Giovanni Alberto Cecconi

Southern Italy Coinages

CHAIR: Francesco Petrini

3.50-5.00 p.m.

3.50 4.10

Geoffrey Summers

Crushed Between Empires: Destruction and Death at Kerkenes, an Iron Age Capital in Central Turkey

Christina Papoulia, Eleni Chriazomenou
Insular but Mobile: Some thoughts on the FN/EBA chipped stone industries from the island of Gavdos

Erkan Iznik

Monumental Tomb in Side, Antalya, Turkey (Can a tomb be an example for the transformation of an empire and a new wealthy class in ancient Side?)

Bozena Jozefow- Czerwinska
Mediterranean interactions with Barbaricum (Middle of Europe) – on background socio-cultural changes in the 1st century AD (relation antic sources and archaeological record)

Benedetto Carroccio

The changeable and analogous SOMA of the identitary river-gods in Greek Coinages

4.10 4.30

Baptiste Vergnaud

A Phrygian identity in fortification?

Alessandro Sanavia

New data on the Impressed Ware and Creamy-White Coated Ware from Middle Minoan Phaistos (Crete)

Andrea Gennaro, Ghiselda Pennisi
A group of kitchen wares from an house of the Garrison’s camp (Paphos, Cyprus): the problems of the frying pans

Barbora Weissova

Spatial Analysis of Burial Mounds in Bulgaria

Viviana Lo Monaco

The Syracusan small golden coins of the late V century B.C.

4.30 4.50

Atilla Batmaz

A Lion-Headed Shield from Ayanis: An identifier of the Urartian Culture?

Roberta Rio

New Light on Phaistos Disc. The rediscovery of an ancient ritual

Simona Candia

Water cult and sanctuaries of sources in the Hellenistic – Roman period

Juan Manuel Bermúdez Lorenzo
State of the art of the Amphorae Epigraphy of Raetia

Maria Agata Vicari Sottosanti
Second and Third centuries Roman Coin Hoards in the “P. Orsi” Museum in Syracuse

4.50 5.00


Università degli Studi di Firenze – Aula Magna del Rettorato

Piazza S. Marco, 4

5.30-6.30 p.m. - LECTURE
I. FINKELSTEIN - Megiddo Highlights: After 20 Years in the Field




UniFi – Via Laura AULA 12

UniFi – Via Laura AULA 9

UniFi – Via Laura LABORATORIO 2

UniFi – Via Laura AULA 7


Anatolia Between the Early and Late Bronze Age

CHAIR: Geoffrey Summers

Bronze Age Crete (II)

CHAIR: Eleonora Pappalardo

Roman North Africa

CHAIR: Elizabeth Robinson

Anatolian and the Black Sea during the Byzantine period
CHAIR: Lihi Habas

Central Mediterranean in the Hellenistic and Roman periods (I)
CHAIR: Julian Bogdani

8.20-10.20 a.m.

8.20 8.40

Murat Türkteki

The First Use and Distribution of Wheelmade Pottery in Western and Central Anatolia

Ilaria Caloi

Connecting Crete with the Near East and the Egypt in the Minoan Protopalatial period: what news in the 21st century?

Giuseppe Mazzilli

Originality and identity of the first imperial age architecture of Lepcis Magna: the Arch of Trajan

Oleksandr Farbey

An Identification of Sudak Fortress (Crimean Peninsula) in the light of the history of the Byzantine and Italian influence in the Black Sea region

Jane Hjarl Petersen

Identity negotiations and Code- switching in funerary contexts – how do we successfully apply theory to the study of burial archaeology?

8.40 9.00

Özlem Tütüncüler Bircan

Swastika: A Symbol Known to be of Indo-European-origin in the Early Bronze Age Anatolia

Judith Weingarten

The Arrival of Egyptian Taweret and Bes[et] on Minoan Crete: Contact and Choice

Monika Rekowska- Ruszkowska
Greek tradition and Roman invention –the “Syrian architrave” in domestic architecture of Ptolemais (Cyrenaica)

Aye Türker
Byzantine Architectural Sculpture from Rhodius Valley in the Hellespontus

Maja Mise

Maritime Trade between the two Adriatic Coasts in Early Hellenistic Period

9.00 9.20

Filiz Divarcı

Early Bronze age human settlement in Marmara region

Jakub eule

“Minoan Zeus” as a link between the Bronze Age and the Iron Age

Federico Marri

Interregional trade in Roman Morocco: the study of Terra Sigillata at Thamusida (Sidi Ali Ben Ahmed) as a social and economic link tracer

Aye F. Erol
Archaeological Survey in Cıngırt Kayası, Fatsa: New findings for the Archaeology of Eastern Black Sea Region

Roberto Perna

Hadrianopolis (Sofratikë, Albania): monumental and economic evolution

9.20 9.40

Neyir Kolankaya-Bostancı

The Decline of Chipped Stone Industry during the Second Millennium B.C: Evidence from Panaztepe

Nikos Stampolidis, Joan Aruz
The Enigmatic Hunt Phiale from Eleutherna and the Imagery of Interaction: a Preliminary Look

Josephine Shaya

Bury Me Not on Foreign Shores: Roman North Africans, Death and Travel

Luigi Oliva, Güven Gümgüm
The Stones of Lykos Valley (Turkey): influences of building materials on the development of architecture and material culture

Nicola Chiarenza

On oriental persistence in the Hellenistic town of Soluntum. A new analysis of the statue of an enthroned goddess

9.40 10.00

Nazlı Karaaslan

Panaztepe: A Case Study for Late Bronze Age Bead Production

Maria Teresa Como, Serena di Tonto, Alessandra Ferraro, Silvia Festuccia

The Contribution of GIS Technology to Archaeological Research: the case of the Protopalatial site of Monastiraki (Crete)

Erika Cappelletto

Urbanization in Africa Proconsularis in the time of Emperor Claudius

Yurdagül Özdemir

Fevkani Church at Nizip

Salvatore Agizza

Archaeological “site” of Licosa on Thyrrenian coast

10.00 10.20

Francesco M. Benedettucci

The archaeological activities at the site of Tell al-Mashhad (Jordan)

Anna Margherita Jasink

Experiments on Aegean virtual museology


Stelios Lekakis

Digging politics in the Aegean; The case of Ionia after WWI



10.20 10.40





10.20-10.40 a.m.




UniFi – Via Laura AULA 12

UniFi – Via Laura AULA 9

UniFi – Via Laura LABORATORIO 2

UniFi – Via Laura AULA 7


Ancient Iran Interactions

CHAIR: Candida Felli

Underwater Archaeology

CHAIR: Sergey Fazlulin

Phoenician-Punic Identity

CHAIR: Ida Oggiano

The Bizantine and Medieval period in the Central and Eastern Mediterranean (I) CHAIR: Michele Nucciotti

Central Mediterranean in the Hellenistic and Roman periods (II)

CHAIR: Pierluigi Giroldini

10.40-1.00 p.m.

10.40 11.00


Hakan Oniz

Shipwrecks from Antalya Underwater Archaeology Researches – 2012

Philip Johnston

A systematic approach to the study of Phoenician economic activity in the Western Mediterranean, with two case studies

Lihi Habas

Cultural Interrelations: Constantinople, Adriatic Coast, Egypt and Sinai in light of the Church at Ostrakine in North Sinai

Roksana Chowaniec

Non-destructive surveys of ancient city Akrai, Palazzolo Acreide, Sicily

11.00 11.20

Francesco Del Bravo

The Luristan-Hamrin cultural sphere (IV - III millennium). Pottery identity as intra-societies interactions

Mladen Pesic

Connections between eastern Adriatic coast and African provinces in the period from I. – V. century based on the underwater finds in Croatia

Javier Rodríguez-Corral

Colonial encounters between the Phoenicians and indigenous communities in Northwestern Iberia façade

Eli Yannai

Pottery kiln at Tel Yavneh – Israel

Laura Pfuntner

The Vanishing Sicilian City: Identity, Connectivity, and Urban Abandonment in a Roman Province

11.20 11.40

Enrico Ascalone

Interaction and integration at Susa and Shahdad. The case of borderline entities on the Iranian plateau during the second half of Third Millennium BCE

Erzsébet Veress

Application of multi-elemental analysis to provenance study of ceramic artifacts from the Tasnad- Sere site, Tasnad, Romania (TRANSFERRED FROM SESSION 10: 6.00-6.20 pm)

Michal Krueger

The Society of Setefilla in Transition

Vildan Çetinta
Gargoyle examples of the Seljuk period in Anatolia

Girolamo De Simone, Caterina Martucci Snapshots of cultural change in Late Antiquity: patterns of production and trade in AD 472 Campania

11.40 12.00

Near Eastern Identities (I)

Johnny Samuele Baldi

Ceramic technology at Tell Qarassa North (Southern Syria): from “cultures” to “ways of doing”

Vesna Zmai
Post medieval shipwreck from the early 17th century at the Mijoka shallows off the island of Murter

Raquel Jiménez Pasalodos and Alexandra Bill
Clay Drums from Al-Andalus: an Ethnoarchaeological Survey

Kübra Cihangir Çamur, Bahar Yenigül, Muna Silav
A stop-over in Anatolia: Caravanserai and Palaces in Medieval time

Fabiana Fabbri

Terra cotta anatomical ex-voto and cults of water in the Etruria of Republican age

12.00 12.20

Roberta Crisarà

Diets reconstruction and domestic behavior at Arslantepe, Turkey, during the Early Bronze Age I (3000-2750

B.C.) as inferred from the functional study of vessels

Igor Miholjek

Sunken architecture on the Viula peninsula near Medulin 1995 – 2011

Nuno Ribeiro, Anabela Joaquinito, Sérgio Pereira New unknown archaeological data in the Açores: the Hipogeus of the Brazil Mount, Terceira Island, Portugal and its parallels With the cultures of the Mediterranean

Ilker Mete Mimiroglu, Hulusi Gulec
Christian architecture of ebinkarahisar

Carolina Megale, Stefano Genovesi
Economy and production in the Late Republican settlement of Poggio del Molino, Populonia


12.20 12.40

Leigh Stork

The Social Use of Metal at the Beginning of the Early Bronze Age in the Upper Euphrates Valley- Evidence of Identity in Transition?

Jurica Bezak

Metal cage - a technique of in situ protection and presentation of underwater cultural heritage in Croatia

Lucia Mori, Silvia Festuccia
Evidences of connectivity in burial customs between different identities: the Phoenicio-Punic world of the Mediterranean coast and the Garamantian kingdom of the Libyan Sahara

Ferda Barut

The Iconography of “The Dormition of Virgin Mary” Depictions In The Medieval Mediterranean Churches


12.40 1.00


Beata Kwiatkowska Kopka
Archaeological reservation – past and present


1.00 1.20




1.00-2.00 p.m.




UniFi – Via Laura AULA 12

UniFi – Via Laura AULA 9

UniFi – Via Laura LABORATORIO 2

UniFi – Via Laura AULA 7


Near Eastern Identities (II)

CHAIR: Stefania Mazzoni


CHAIR: Sebastiano Soldi

Iberia and Western Mediterranean during the Roman Age

CHAIR:Raquel Jimenez Pasalodos

The Bizantine and Medieval period in the Central and Eastern Mediterranean (II) CHAIR: Guido Vannini

Methodologies for territorial analysis, virtual modelling and archaeometry
CHAIR: Roberto Bugini

2.00-4.40 p.m.

2.00 2.20

Rita Dolce

A Luxury Good at the Centre of Interregional Economic Dynamics in

the Archaic Urban Cultures of the Ancient Near East

Bela Dimova

Identifying fragments, connecting time: a historiographical look on the archaeologies around the Middle Sea

Sergio España-Chamorro, Zoraida Hombrados Mar The Roman Republican Walls like a way to create the Hispano- Roman Identity in the Iberian Peninsula

Flavia Frauzel

From Canterbury to Rome: plures de gente anglorum ad Petri limina, Pilgrimage as a worldwide system of connectivity during the Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages

Matthew Boyter

Archaeology. Geo-Wiki: Prehistory, Crowdsourcing, and Freely Available High-Resolution Spaceborne Imagery

2.20 2.40

Dorota Lawecka

Walking on slippery grounds: the issue of ethnicity in Early Dynastic Northern Babylonia


Michele Stefanile

On the routes of the Iberian lead. New data and new remarks on the presence of gentes from Campania in Hispania between the II century B.C. and the I century AD on the basis of marked lead ingots

Chiara Molducci, Michele Nucciotti
Crossing Tuscany in the Middle Ages: presence and function of ‘feudal’ road networks between Appennines and Maremma

H. Asena Kizilarslanoglo

Evaluation of the pottery by Archaeometrical Methods

2.40 3.00


Paola Puppo, Fabio Mosca
Trade exchanges between East and West: the Hellenistic relief ware in Malta’s island

Maria Perez Ruiz

Domestic cult and ethnicity. Surveying local identity and cultural interactions through private religion in the Roman provinces Baetica and Tarraconensis

Klaudia Stala

An antic archetype of royal medieval residence in Central Europe

Alessandra Ferraro, Leopoldo Repola, Stefano Tilia
Territorial Analysis: Data Acquisition Methodologies and Strategies for the Reconstruction of the Ancient Landscape in Protohistorical Contexts


3.00 3.20

Sara Pizzimenti

Symbols as Expression of Cultural Identity and Connectivity. The case of Mitannian, Cassite and Middle- Assyrian Symbolic Heritages in Late Bronze Mesopotamia

Luisa Boccardi

The Twin temples in the Mediterranean area. Preliminary studies of the birth, development and spread of the typology

Paola Pompeiano

Female Munificence In the Civic Life of Gallia Narbonensis Trough Epigraphic Evidences: Some Questions

Raffaele Ranieri

Ceramic basins (“Bacini ceramici”) from Islamic world to Italy (10th – 13th century AD): distribution and chronology

Stefano D'Avino

Virtual modelling in archaeological sites. Notes on (potential) reversibility of restoration

3.20 3.40

Elif Batürk
Bohtan Valley during the 2nd Millennium BC

Zeynep Aktüre

Ancient theatre architecture as an indication of cultural change in the Mediterranean: a structuralist interpretation inspired from Fernand Braudel’s Mediterranean

Stefano Maggi

Images of the imperial power: the “Jupiter-Kostüm II” and its diffusion in the Western Mediterranean

Nikolaos Trivyzadakis, Dimitrios Krikelikos, Eleni Ignataki
Artifacts of Byzantine iconography: Conservation and evaluation proposals

Stefano Anastasio, Piero Gilento Roberto Parenti, Fabio Fratini, Elena Pecchioni

Continuity and evolution in construction know-how from the 4th to the 9th centuries A.D.

3.40 4.00

Maria Forza

Crematory Practices in Upper Mesopotamia in Iron Ages I and II: an Indication of Collective and Individual Identity – A Comparative Hypothesis between Bordering Regions and their Cultural Links

Antonio Dell'Acqua

The use of the heart-shaped pillar in the ancient architecture: examples and circulation

Leandro Fantuzzi, Miguel A. Cau-Ontiveros, Paul Reynolds
Late Roman Amphorae from the Eastern Mediterranean in North- eastern Spain: some remarks on their distribution and provenance

Serena Panighello, M.C. Parello, E.F. Orsega Investigation on medieval glass from Poggio Diana Castle (Sicily) by LA-ICP-MS and UV-VIS Reflectance Spectroscopy

Francesca Fatta, Domenico Tosto, Andrea Manti
Knowledge and safeguard of the archaeological heritage in the Mediterranean area. Interactive and multimedia museum platforms for the Maghreb.

4.00 4.20

Federico Zaina

A Functional and morphological classification of the Iron Age III assemblage from Talı Geçit Höyük

Sabah Jasim

Connectivity between Mediterranean and the Arabian Gulf on the light of the new discoverers from the eastern coast of the Gulf of Oman

Purificacion Marìn Diaz

Mosaics as display objects: the Hispanic aristocracy and the representation of its identity during the IVth century

E.F. Orsega, V. Caminneci, S. Panighello, M.S. Rizzo
Physicochemical analysis of medieval glass from 14th-16th centuries found in the Sciacca Castle site (Sicily) by LA-ICP-MS and UV-VIS Reflectance Spectroscopy

Marcello Balzani, Federico Ferrari Morphometric 3D laser scanner survey of the Matilde di Canossa Castle and the Rotonda di San Lorenzo in Mantua

4.20 4.40


4.40-5.00 p.m.




UniFi – Via Laura AULA 12

UniFi – Via Laura AULA 9

UniFi – Via Laura LABORATORIO 2

UniFi – Via Laura AULA 7


Anatolia: Sequencies and Surveys

CHAIR: Hakan Oniz

Adriatic and Inner European connections

CHAIR: Julian Bogdani

Italian Peninsula: the Roman period

CHAIR: Valeria D’Aquino

Preservation and cultural heritage

CHAIR: Francoise Summers

Identity and insularity in Bronze Age Sicily (Workshop)
CHAIR: Antonio Mursia

5.00-7.00 p.m.

5.00 5.20

Chiara Mallegni, Agnese Vacca
Connections between Syria and Anatolia in the second half of 3rd millennium BC: the Tarsus sequence

Anamarija EteroviBorzi, Zrinka Serventi Eastern Adriatic seafarers and trade routes in the reflection of Eastern Mediterranean glass vessels found in ancient Liburnia

Kateryna Shitsyna

Construction features in Republican Rome during the Lucius Cornelius Sulla’ Dictatorship

Massimiliano Secci

Public interpretation of maritime cultural heritage in Sardinia: the value of outreach activities within the socio-cultural and economic fabric

Antonio Mursia

Occupying and settling the territory in The Bronze Age. Considerations on the landscape strategies in the river valley of Simeto, Sicily


5.20 5.40

Elif Özer, Murat Takiran The Results of 2009-2011 Survey in Sillyon Ancient City

Lea ataj
Roman baths in the old town of Rijeka (Croatia)

Mario Cygielman, Alessandro Sebastiani, Matteo Colombini, Elena Chirico
Modelling South Coastal Tuscany: The Roman Cabotage port of Rusellae

Ahmad Moghaddasi, Mansour Khajepour Typology of Protective Shelters in Archeological Sites. Advantages and Disadvantages

Eleonora Impelluso

The Funeral Ritual in the Bronze Age South-Eastern Sicily

5.40 6.00

Susanne Rutishauser

Cultural contacts and local identity in Plain Cilicia

Stefanos Ligkovanlis

A case of ‘technological connectivity’ across the Adriatic Sea? The Middle Palaeolithic Eleftherochori 7 lithic assemblage in its Southeastern European context

Elizabeth Robinson

Local Identity at Larinum Before and After Its Integration into the Roman State

Ceren Baykan

Precaution plan for conservation of Karabel Rock monument

Laura Alfano

Exchange and contact networks of raw materials during the Bronze Age in central-oriental Sicily

6.00 6.20

Kaan Iren, Aydın Büyüksaraç Ozcan Bektas, Ebru Sengul, Handan Yildizhan
Investigation at Daskyleion antique city (NW Turkey) by geophysical methods


Roberto Bugini, Luisa Folli
The stone material of roman architecture as proof of the link between the Lombardy and the Mediterranean basin

Emma Maglio

Byzantine and Medieval Rhodes: a typological approach to improve the knowledge and preservation of the city

Silvana Francesca Chiara

Miniature vessels from the Bronze Age in Sicily

6.20 6.40

Abdulkadir Baran

Thera Survey Project 2011

Annamaria Ravagnan, Enzo Grossi
Computational intelligence applied to enigmatic tablets in search of their plausible spread path

Alessandro Luciano

The Christian sanctuaries in Rome (Ist-Vth centuries) and their relationship with the Roman- imperial funerary structures

Mahmut Bolat, BarıSalman
Archaeological Excavations And Researches Started In Anatolia In The Period Of Atatürk: Political Circumstances And Universal Results

Simona Sirugo

The nutrition patterns of the ancient Sicilian prehistoric populations

6.40 7.00



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