After several years of preparation, AWMC’s newest wall map is now available online. This map is a successor to that of J.G.C. Anderson (1903) and its partial revision by W.M. Calder and G.E. Bean (1958). It was displayed in draft at the ‘Roads and Routes in Anatolia’ conference organized by the British Institute at Ankara (March 2014). It was then revised with a view to being issued with the volume planned to follow that meeting in due course. Meantime the Center is now making the map available online.
The map may be downloaded from Dropbox at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/
This work is licensed under CC-by-4.0
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Wall Map now Available: Asia Minor in the Second Century C.E.
Shaping the Mediterranean basin: islands, coastlines and cultures across time
By bridging approaches and methodologies from geosciences, archaeology and history, geoarchaeology is transforming our understanding of the history and cultures that have shaped the Mediterranean basin over millennia. The sheer diversity of current research offers an excellent opportunity for moving beyond geographical frontiers and to begin addressing the needs of a multifaceted and evolving Mediterranean world. This workshop calls upon environmental scientists, archaeologists and historians to discuss and share research advances in the geoarchaeology of Mediterranean islands and coastlines. The workshop will address issues, challenges and prospects of current research on Mediterranean island and coastal environments.
Table of Contents
Marco Anzidei, Fabrizio Antonioli, Rita Auriemma, Alessandra Benini, Elena F. Castagnino Berlinghieri, Flavio Enei, Stefano Giorgi, Eleni Kolaiti, Nikos Mourtzas, Emanuela Solinas
Paleoclimate and palynological proxies during the Holocene sea level rising and human settlements (South Sardinia, West Mediterranean Sea)Carla Buosi, Paola Pittau, Paolo Orrù, Anna Maria Porcu, Giovanni Giuseppe Scanu, Marcella Sconamila
The View from the Haua Fteah: Cave Sediments and Environmental Change During the Middle to Later Stone Age in Cyrenaica, LibyaRobyn Inglis, Lucy Farr, Charles French, Chris Hunt, Graeme Barker
New Archaeological Evidences of Relative Sea-level Changes along the Coastlines of Apulia (Southern Italy)Giuseppe Mastronuzzi, Cristiano Alfonso, Fabrizio Antonioli, Marco Anzidei, Rita Auriemma
The monumental submerged Punic harbour of Malfatano and associated Piscinnì quarries: sea level changes and geoarchaeological approachPaolo E. Orrù, Fabrizio Antonioli, Giuseppe Mastronuzzi, Emanuela Solinas, Pier Giorgio Spano, Raimondo Zucca
The Palaeoentomological record of Cavallo island (Lavezzi archipelago, southern Corsica): 7000 years of a complex environmental historyYoann Poher, Philippe Ponel, Frédéric Guiter, Frédéric Frédéric Médail
Jamie Woodward, Philip Hughes, Kathryn Adamson
Andrea Luca Balbo, Jaime Frigola, Arnald Puy, Felix Retamero, Isabel Cacho, Helena Kirchner
Vertical ground displacement since Graeco-Roman Period desumed from new geoarchaeological and morphosedimentary data in the site of Sinuessa in Campania, southern ItalyCarlo Donadio, Micla Pennetta
An integrative approach to assess the reliability of AMS dates for terrace construction: FTIR, soil micromorphology and terrace clusteringArnald Puy
The decline of the Greek Polis Atarneus near the Eastern Aegean Coast: Consequence of a landscape change?Steffen Schneider, Marlen Schlöffel, Albrecht Matthaei, Barbara Horeis, Brigitta Schütt
The environs of Elaia (NW Turkey) – Sea-level fluctuations, vegetation history and microfaunal recordMartin Seeliger, Lyudmila S. Shumilovskikh, Anna Pint, Peter Frenzel, Stefan Feuser, Daniel Kelterbaum, Melanie Bartz, Dominik Brill, Helmut Brückner
From Adriatic coast to Lombardy in the Early Middle Ages. Environmental changes, renewal of trade and settlement transformations in Northern Italy (AD 700-1000): a case studySimone Sèstito
The relief of the Western coast of the Cimmerian Bosporus in antiquity (according to geoarchaeological research)Aleksey V. Zinko, Victor N. Zinko
Natural and anthropic changes on landscapes: signs and designs in a river system. The study-case of the Potenza River final sector (Porto Recanati, Italy)Domenico Aringoli, Federica Erbacci, Marco Materazzi, Gilberto Pambianchi
Guénaëlle Bony, Nicolas Nicolas Carayon, Clément Flaux, Nick Marriner, Christophe Morhanges
Coastline and climatic changes in the Punic period (V-III century B.C.): archaeological and paleobotanical indicators (South Sardinia – West Mediterranean Sea)Carla Buosi, Paola Pittau, Paolo Orrù, Emanuela Solinas, Giuseppe Giovanni Scanu
Valentina Caminneci, Vincenzo Cucchiara, Giuseppe Presti
Shaping the Italian Prehistoric landscapes in a wider process of sea-level changes : interdisciplinary researches and new dataElena Flavia Castagnino Berlinghieri, Fabrizio Antonioli
Aspetti di continuità e cambiamento nel paesaggio archeologico dalla preistoria all’età medievale nel Gerrei (Sardegna sud-orientale)Riccardo Cicilloni, Antonio Forci, Marco Cabras
Anna Depalmas, Claudio Bulla, Giovanna Fundoni
Benoît Devillers, Guénaëlle Bony, Jean-Philippe Degeai, Jean Gasco, Hamza Oueslati, Morgane Sutra, Florian Yung
Climate fluctuations and human impact during the late Holocene in a multi-proxy marine record from the Gulf of Gaeta (Tyrrhenian Sea, central Italy)Federico Di Rita, Giulia Margaritelli, Fabrizio Lirer, Mattia Vallefuoco, Sergio Bonomo, Lucilla Capotondi, Antonio Cascella, Luciana Ferraro, Donatella D. Insinga, Donatella Magri, Paola Petrosino
Decline of evergreen vegetation in the central Mediterranean regions during the 4 ka BP drought eventFederico Di Rita, Donatella Magri
Prehistoric landscape dynamics and social complexity in the Erei uplands (Central Sicily) between the 5th and the 3rd millennium cal. BCEnrico Giannitrapani
Middle Holocene Landscape evolution and settlements in the north-western coast of Sardinia: preliminary study of the Sant’Imbenia siteRita T. Melis, Giovanni Azzena, Anna Depalmas, Elisabetta Garau, Francesca Montis, Giorgia Ratto, Marco Rendeli
Relationship between prehistoric settlements and landscape evolution in the central western coast of Sardinia (Gulf of Oristano)Rita T. Melis, Anna Depalmas, Giovanna Fundoni, Francesca Montis, Giorgia Ratto, Serafina Sechi, Silvia Vidili, Marco Zedda
The quarries of the El Haouaria coast (north east of Tunisia): identitary heritage and scientific and landscaping valueGasmi Nabil, Felice Di Gregorio, Barbara Aldighieri
Shorelines changes and human settlements dynamics in the Lagoon of Mistras- river Tirso coastal plane in the last 3 ky (Middle Bronze-High Middle Ages)Paolo E. Orrù, Giacomo Deiana, Giuseppe Mastronuzzi, Enrico M. Paliaga, Cosimo Pignatelli, Arcangelo Piscitelli, Emanuela Solinas, Pier Giorgio Spanu, Raimondo Zucca
Archaeobotanical interpretation of a Middle Bronze Age (1914-1641 cal BC) cave site in south-western Sardinia (Italy)Giacomo Paglietti, Carla Buosi, Giovanni Giuseppe Scanu, Paola Pittau
Climatic changes and human impact on coastal areas of Sardinia: the example of the Mistras-Cabras barrier-lagoon system (Central-Western Sardinia)Vincenzo Pascucci, Carla Del Vais, Stefano Andreucci, Giovanni De Falco, Anna Depalmas, Anna C. Fariselli, Rita T. Melis, Giuseppe Pisanu, Ignazio Sanna
Micla Pennetta, Alfredo Trocciola, Carmine Minopoli, Renata Valente, Corrado Stanislao, Carlo Donadio
The ancient harbour city of Ainos and its environs – Palaeoenvironmental reconstructions based on sedimentological and microfaunal evidenceAnna Pint, Martin Seeliger, Daniel Hoppe, Sabine Faas, Thomas Schmidts, Dennis Wilken, Tina Wunderlich, Sait Başaran, Peter Frenzel, Helmut Brückner
Sebastian Ramallo Asensio, Milagros Ros Sala, Francisca Navarro Hervas, Jose Ignacio Manteca Martinez, Tomas Rodriguez Estrella, Josefina Garcia Leon, Miguel Martinez Andreu, Felipe Cerezo Andreo, Elena Ruiz Valderas, Alicia Fernández Diaz
Geomorphology and palaeoenvironment of the Narbonne plain (France): The evolution of the deltaic landscape from the Neolithic period to the presentTiphaine Salel
From piedmont to floodplain – Late Holocene landscape change in the environs of Pergamon in western TurkeyMarlen Schlöffel, Steffen Schneider, Albrecht Matthaei, Brigitta Schütt
A preliminary archaeometric study of Aeneolithic anthropomorphic statues from Allai (Central Sardinia, Italy)Marco Serra, Valentina Mameli, C. Cannas
River history and settlement pattern in eastern Sardinia: integrative geoarchaeology in the Rio Posada basinFederica Sulas, Rita T. Melis, Charles French, David Redhouse, Sean Taylor, Giovanni Serreli, Francesca Montis, Giorgia Ratto
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Layers. Archeologia Territorio Contesti
Layers. Archeologia Territorio Contesti is a peer-reviewed open access journal which focuses on archaeological research into the Landscape Archaeology. Studies of sites, results of scientific excavations and studies on artefacts found in the excavations fall into this field. The journal accepts unpublished scientific contributions characterized by originality and innovation. The journal accepts contributions related to any specific geographical region and relevant to any period, from prehistory to the Middle Ages.
2016Questo 1° numero contiene gli Atti del Convegno di Studi
Daedaleia. Le torri nuragiche oltre lʼetà del Bronzo
(Cagliari, Cittadella dei Musei, 19-21 aprile 2012)
curati da E. Trudu, G. Paglietti, M. Muresu
Impaginazione a cura di E. Cruccas, M. Cabras, G. A. Arca, M. Todde, C. Parodo
[First posted in AWOL 13 January 2011. Updated 21 February 2017]ISSN 2039-4543
ArcheoArte. Rivista elettronica di Archeologia e Arte
ArcheoArte. Rivista elettronica di Archeologia e Arte
Rivista elettronica di Archeologia e Arte - Università degli studi di Cagliari
2014Terzo numero di ArcheoArte. Rivista elettronica di Archeologia e Arte Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Dipartimento di Storia, Beni Culturali e Territorio
2013Secondo numero di ArcheoArte. Rivista elettronica di Archeologia e Arte Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Dipartimento di Storia, Beni Culturali e Territorio
2012Atti delle giornate di studio di archeologia e storia dell'arte a 20 anni dall'istituzione del Dipartimento di Scienze archeologiche e storico-artistiche dell'Università di Cagliari (Cagliari, 1-5 marzo 2010)
PSI – Papiri della Società Italiana Project News
just a quick update about the psi-online project, on behalf of all the
friends (and all the Institutions) involved in it. On our website
(www.psi-online.it) it is now possible to browse images and datas about
P. Flor. I, PSI inv. (around 300 papyri kept in the Istituto Vitelli but
not published in the main PSI series, as PSI Com9, PSI Congr.XX; see the
list in PSI XVI, pp. 313-334), P. Tebt. Pad. I and a number of P. Tebt.
Pad. inv. (i.e., not yet published).
During next months we will add also P.Prag. II-III and P.Flor. II-III to
the database, as well as more informations on the collections involved.
Lucio Del Corso
Università degli Studi di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale
Dipartimento di scienze umane, sociali e della salute -
Laboratorio di ricerche storiche e archeologiche dell'antichità
Filming Antiquity is an interdisciplinary collaboration and digitisation project funded by a grant from the Centre for Humanities Interdisciplinary Research Projects (CHIRP) at University College London (UCL). Over the next two years, Filming Antiquity will be digitising excavation films from the Harding archive held in the UCL Institute of Archaeology and making these films accessible through a project website. The project team members come from three different UCL departments: Archaeology, English and Information Studies.
The project has three main objectives: a) the digitisation of excavation films currently held in the UCL Institute of Archaeology (IoA), b) an interdisciplinary symposium with screenings of a sample of the digitised films and discussion and c) the construction of an online archive of these films and supporting materials.
The films we propose to digitise feature excavations and local context in 1930s British Mandate Palestine. The early 20th century saw radical developments in technologies of transmission and mass communication. In this period archaeology gradually shifted from amateur to professional practice, as the first generations of trained archaeologists solidified their techniques in the field. Supported by the industrialists and museums who funded their work, these archaeologists embraced moving image technology to record life and work on site. These amateur productions were sometimes shown alongside public exhibitions of artefacts as cinematic proof of the spadework tackling the problems of ancient civilisations within a changing modern context.
The collection of these artefacts into an online archive will contribute to dialogues on information storage and knowledge production through digital resources. Filming Antiquity provides a model for making excavation films accessible and inviting public discussions and interdisciplinary scholarship through online platforms.
Monday, February 20, 2017
[First posted in AWOL 26 March 2014, updated 20 February 2017]
What is Syriac?Syriac is a language which once flourished on the Mesopotamian plateau. A dialect of Aramaic, Syriac was widely used during much of the first millenium of the common era. Syriac speaking communities could be found in what today would be Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, India, Central Asia, China, and Mongolia. Sources in Syriac hold immense value for increasing our historical understanding of the Mediterranean, the Middle East and Asia. In particular, Syriac sources document key moments in the development and interaction of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and other religions of Late Antiquity. Learn more…
What is Syriaca.org?Syriaca.org: The Syriac Reference Portal is a digital project for the study of Syriac literature, culture, and history. Today, a number of heritage communities around the world have linguistic, religious or cultural identities with roots in Syriac language and culture. Syriaca.org exists to document and preserve these Syriac cultural heritages. The online tools published by Syriaca.org are intended for use by a wide audience including researchers and students, members of Syriac heritage communities and the interested general public. In order to meet the diverse needs of users, the design of Syriaca.org is inherently collaborative and fluid.The primary function of Syriaca.org is to be a reference hub for digitally linking research findings. Syriaca.org's publications compile and classify core data for the study of Syriac sources, offer the scholarly community digital tools for freely disseminating that data, and facilitate further research through the creation of shared digital tools and infrastructure. Learn more…