Conference: "Middle and Late Helladic Laconia Competing principalities?"

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 09:00 to Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 19:00
Netherlands Institute Athens, Makri 11
Event Description: 

Early career scholar conference: "Middle and Late Helladic Laconia Competing principalities?"

Day 1: Friday April 12th
16.00-16.30 Welcoming, registration
16.30-17.00 Opening speeches
SESSION I: Laconia: setting the scene
CHAIRS: Winfred van de Put, Maria Tsouli
17.00-17.30 Emilia Banou, Anne Chapin and Louise Hitchcock - The Eurotas Valley, Laconia, in the 2nd Millennium B.C.: The Area of Vapheio –Palaiopyrgi in Context
17.30-18.00 William Cavanagh, Chrysanthi Gallou, Ilias Spondylis, and Jon Henderson - Southern Laconia in the Middle and Earlier Late Bronze Age: pottery from Pavlopetri and other sites.
18.00-18.30 Konstantinos P. Trimmis - The curious case of an island: A preliminary account on the Northern Kythera Middle and Late Bronze Age Landscapes; Laconian, Cretan, or Kytherian?

18.30-19.00 Break

19.00-19.30 Corien Wiersma and Wieke de Neef - The Ayios Vasilios Survey Project. Results of the pedestrian field survey and geophysical research
19.30-20.00 Sofia Voutsaki - The political geography of Mycenaean Laconia
20.00-20.30 Discussion

20.30 Reception

Day 2: Saturday April 13th
CHAIRS: Emilia Banou, Sofia Voutsaki
09.00-09.30 Nektarios Karadimas, Adamantia Vasilogamvrou and Elina Kardamaki - Preliminary remarks on the stratigraphy of the West Stoa from the new Mycenaean palace at Ayios Vasileios, Laconia
09.30-10.00 Maria Tsouli, Adrianna Kotsi, Dimitris Vlachakos - A new Mycenaean settlement by the middle Evrotas valley: the site Vrysika of Xirokambi
10.00-10.30 Stuart MacVeagh Thorne and Mieke Prent - Middle Helladic Geraki

10.30-11.00 Coffee Break

Session III: Pottery
CHAIRS: Mieke Prent, Adamantia Vasilogamvrou
11.00-11.30 Joost Crouwel - Geraki - from Middle to Late Helladic: ceramic evidence
11.30-12.00 Emilia Banou, Maria Tsouli and George Tsiaggouris - Ceramic Evidence on the Transition to the Mycenaean Era in Southern Laconia: Prehistoric Pottery from Passavas near Gytheio
12.00-12.30 Dora Kondyli and Iro Mathioudaki - Throwing some light on the early history of the Mycenaean palace at Ayios Vasileios, Laconia: Examining three early Mycenaean pottery deposits from Building Alpha
12.30-13.00 Vasco Hachtmann and Sofia Voutsaki - The relationship between Central and South Laconia during the Early Mycenaean period: The pottery evidence
13.00-13.30 Discussion

13.30-15.30 Lunch

CHAIRS: Emilia Banou, Corien Wiersma
15.30-16.00 Maria Tsouli, Aphrodite Maltezou, George Tsiaggouris - New evidence on the funerary landscape of Middle Helladic Laconia
16.00-16.30 Leonidas Souchleris - A new cemetery of the Late Bronze Age at Pellana, in the northern part of the Eurotas valley.
16.30-17.00 Tomáš Alušik - Health status in Middle and Late Helladic Laconia

17.00-17.30 Coffee Break

17.30-18.00 Sofia Voutsaki, Ioanna Moutafi, Vasco Hachtmann and Michael Dee - The North Cemetery at Ayios Vasilios: austerity and differentiation in the Early Mycenaean period
18.00-18.30 Yannick de Raaff, Theo Verlaan, Sofia Voutsaki and Gary Nobles - Destruction, construction and reconstruction: the Built Chamber Tomb of the North Cemetery at Ayios Vasilios, Laconia
18.30-19.00 Youp van den Beld - Brick by brick: labour investment and processes of change in Ayios Vasilios
19.00-19.30 Discussion
19.30 Conference wrap-up and closing addresses