Preliminary Academic Program

The 2016 AM will be held in San Francisco, CA from January 6-9. The Preliminary AIA Schedule of Paper Sessions as it is presented here is tentative and subject to change within the Final Program. Sessions are grouped within morning or afternoon categories and do not reflect the actual session and paper time slots. Final schedule times will be reflected in the AIA Final Program distributed on-site at the Annual Meeting, posted on the AIA website at a later date, and a dedicated meeting app. The dedicated meeting app allows attendees to interact with both organizations' programs and easily create custom schedules. It is available for all iOS and Android devices and has a basic web version.

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Session Block 1: Thursday, January 7, 8:00 - 10:30 am

1A: Coastal and Maritime Contacts in the Eastern Mediterranean

Discovery of a New Nilometer from Greco-Roman Thmuis, Egypt

Tel Akko Total Archaeology Project: The 2014 and 2015 Seasons of Excavation

Navigation and Trade in the Eastern Aegean: Research in the Fourni Archipelago

Between the City and the Sea: 2015 Fieldwork in the Harbors of Burgaz, Turkey

Sinop Kale Excavations, 2015 Report

Holding Resistance of Ancient Anchor Reconstructions on the Mediterranean Seafloor


1B: Mycenaean Architecture

Malthi Mapping Project Preliminary Results

Spatial Analysis and the Study of Mycenaean Architecture

Reinterpreting Glas and Mycenaean Regional Political Geography in the Light of Recent Field Discoveries

The Mycenaean Pendulum Saw: Application, Adaptation, and Reconstruction

A New Reconstruction of the Upper Story of the Palace of Nestor


1C: Neolithic Diros

The Diros Project: Multidisciplinary Investigations at Alepotrypa Cave and Ksagounaki Promontory, 2010-2015

Neolithic Alepotrypa Cave: 6000-3200 BC

Trial Trench B1 in Alepotrypa Cave in Diros Laconia: Structures, Stratigraphic and Pottery Sequence

The Diros Cave Alepotrypa, Greece, Ossuaries: Performances of Memory in front of the Dead

The Dark Side: Acts of Deposition in Chamber Z of Alepotrypa Cave during the Neolithic Period (Sixth-Fourth millenium B.C.E.)

Use of Plants and Use of Space in Alepotrypa Cave: A Microscopic Approach

Firewood Use at Alepotrypa Cave. Domestic Hearths and Ritual Fires


1D: Photogrametric & Three-Dimensional Approaches in Archaeological Fieldwork

Establishing Best Practices for Archaeological Photogrammetry

Total Paperless Recording of the Legio VI Ferrata camp in the Jezreel Valley, Israel

3D Modeling and GIS for Temporal Visualizations of Multi-Phased Ancient Sites

Mapping Notion: Non-Invasive Survey Using Aerial Photogrammetry, Personal Autopsy, Thermal Sensing, and Geophysical Prospection

Experimental Photogrammetry Methods for Submerged Sites

UAV’s Prospections for Mapping Archaeological Sites: Çatalhöyük and Isaura Vetus (Turkey)

Photogrammetry and Aerial Photography in the 21st Century: The View from Methone, Greece.


1E: Globalizing the Field (Joint AIA/SCS Colloquium)

The Giza Project at Harvard: Consolidated Access to the Pyramids

Who Owns the Past? Evidence, Interpretation and the Use of Digital Archaeological Data

Online Coins of the Roman Empire. An Open Resource for Roman Numismatics

Expanding the Archive: The Creation of the Salmon Pueblo Archaeological Research Collection (SPARC)


1F: Cultural Encounters and Frontier Interactions: Part 1

Building Blocks of a Punic and Roman Community: Excavations at the Lago di Venere site, Pantelleria, Italy

The S'Urachi Project: Cultural Encounters and Everyday Life around a Nuraghe in Phoenician and Punic Sardinia

The Space Between: Location Analysis and Relations between Military and Local Communities on Rome's Northern Frontier

Hoarding Practices and Entangled Interactions beyond the Roman Frontier

Tradition or Innovation? A Perspective from the Mansions of Judaea-Palestine

Shulamit Miller, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

1G: People in the Greek Landscape

When the Streets Had No Names: Shrines and Navigation in Attica

'Who Goes There?': Discerning Local Identity in the Diros Region of the Mani Peninsula in Classical Antiquity

Size Matters? A Case Study of Population Estimations from the Mani Peninsula in Greece

The Palaea Zichni: the Ethno-Archaeology and Multi-Cultural History of a Northern Greek Town

From Kopai to Halai: Towns on Pausanias' Route through North Boeotia and East Lokris


1H: Craftsmen and Patrons in the Roman World

Cognitive Dissonance in Roman Attitudes toward Craftsmen

Aphrodisian Sarcophagus Sculptors Abroad?

Elite Competition and the Religious Uses of Statuary in Imperial Italy

Who Bought Bucolic? Sheep, Cows, and Villas on Roman Sarcophagi

Bread and Circuses and Basilicas? Reassessing the Basilica of Junius Bassus

Defining Collection: The Villa of Chiragan, Statuary Assemblages, and "Collection" in Scholarship of the Ancient World


1I: The Archaeology of Greece in Late Antiquity

House Size and Elite Inequality in Roman Greece

Keeping an Even Temper in Times of Trouble: Continuity and the Maintenance of Ceramic Traditions in Late Roman Corinth

Local Prosperity and Regional Economy in Roman to Early Byzantine Greece: The American Excavations at Kenchreai 2014-2015

Market Access in Late Antique Thrace: the Ceramic Perspective from Molyvoti

Excavation in the Late Antique City at Golemo Gradi?te, Konjuh, 2014-2015


1J: Histories of Classical Collecting

A Fifth-century (hypen) Grave Stele of a Greek Athlete in the Vatican Museums and its Afterlife in the City of Rome

The House of Sallust in 1840:The Aschaffenburg Model in the Pompeianum of King Ludwig I

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Classical Collection in its Early Years

Classical Sculpture and Eugenics at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exhibition in San Francisco

Soldiers in "A Country Rich in Monuments": Allied Military Personnel as Tourists at Pompeii, 1943-1945.


Session Block 2: Thursday, January 7, 10:45 am - 12:45 pm

2A: Current Issues in Heritage Management

Integrating Conservation Data to Improve Access and Preservation: Case Studies from Open Context

Volunteer Site Stewardship in California

Única al Món: Heritage Management in Menorca, Spain

The Impact of Media on Archaeology: The Northern Cape as a Case Study

Cultural Racketeering in Egypt - Predicting Patterns in Illicit Activity: Quantitative Tools of the 21st-Century Archaeologist


2B: Asia Minor

Recent Fieldwork at Sardis, Turkey

Modeling the Appearance and Experience of the Pseudodipteral Temple of Artemis at Magnesia

That This Water is Prophetic is Hence Manifest: Groundwater Geochemistry at Delphi, Didyma, and Claros.

Archaeological Research at Notion

The Cisterns of Notion

Quarrying at Notion: Urban Settlement and the Natural Environment


2C: Landscapes & Households in the Aegean World

From "Good Condition" to "Dry and Barren": the Geoarchaeology of Climate and Post-palatial Landscape Change at Mycenae, Greece

Settlement Ecology in Bronze Age Messenia

Crisis Building: Social Implications for Domestic Architectural Change in Mainland Greece during LH IIIC and PG

Burning Down the House: Arson, Accident, or Natural Disaster?


2D: The Mycenaean Coast

Alternative Worlds: Mariner Networks in Ports Across the Late Bronze Age Aegean

Korakou, the Port City of Mycenaean Corinth

The Late Helladic I Ceramic Sequence at Mitrou, East Lokris: Chronology and Wider Cultural Implications

Towards an Explanation for the Primacy of the Euboean Gulf Coasts during the Bronze Age - Early Iron Age Transition


2E: Athens: The Acropolis and the Agora

The Parthenon: One Gap or Two?

The Martial Context of the Archaic, Athenian Rider Statues

Feeding the Prytaneis with Standard Measures at the Tholos in Athens

The Chaîne-Opératoire of Professional Butchery in the Archaic to Classical Athenian Agora: Changing Foodways in an Urban Context

Chasing Ghosts in the Athenian Agora: The So-Called "Hadrianic Basilica"


2F: Sicily

Deep-Sea Shipwrecks Investigation in Sicily: the Panarea III shipwreck

The Materiality of Science: Greek Bathing in Sicily in the Age of Archimedes

Trade and Adaptation of Ritual Objects in Western Sicily: Contextual Readings of Stamped Louteria

A Sicilian Divine Couple: Demeter Malophoros and Zeus Meilichios

A Case of Archaeomusicology in a Greek Colony in the West: the Aulos from Selinus


2G: Etruria and Latium in the Archaic Age

New Evidence for the Early Phases of the Temple at Poggio Colla (Vicchio di Mugello)

Archaeological Research in Ancient Satricum. The Late Archaic Town Revealed

New Excavations in the Necropolis of Crocifisso del Tufo (Orvieto, TR, Italy)

The Struggle is Real: Herakles and the Caeretan Hydriae

Human-Mask Cups: Egyptian Models for Etruscan and Roman Craftsmanship


2H: Mimesis, Repetition, and the Aesthetics of Roman Art

Optical Games and Spiritual Frames: A Reassessment of Imitation Marble Mosaics in Roman Africa

Mimesis and Material(ity): the Use of "Metallic" Stones in Roman Imperial Sculpture

Roman Wall Painting as Evidence for Egyptian Luxury Imports

Copying Across Time and Space: The Case of the Roman Isis

Repetition as a Social and Aesthetic Strategy in the Group Reliefs of the Late Republic and Early Empire


2I: Climate Change and Human Society, Past, Present, and Future (Colloquium)

Archaeologists and Climate Change: There's more to this than the birth of Frankenstein

Climate and Life: A Human Retrospective from North Africa

Climate Change, Water Resource Availability, and Migration in Prehistoric North Africa

Climate Change and Human Society: Beyond Crisis to Opportunity and History

Nature's Naughty Child: El Niño in Peruvian Prehistory


2J: Landscapes of Death and Remembrance in Ancient Greece (Colloquium)

Mound Construction and Remembrance at the Seventh-Century Kerameikos

Kroisos in Context: Sixth Century B.C.E. Tumuli in Southern Attika

The Dead Among the Living: Mapping Classical Attic Tombstones

Commemorating the Dead: Dark Tourism in Ancient Greece


2K: Poster Session

Tutankhamun's shields: Historical context and digital documentation

Peripheral Centers? Regional Urban Connectivity in the Xanthos Valley and Kibyratis Highlands

Lights, Camera, Archaeology: Documenting Archaeological Textile Impressions with Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI)

Of Wine and Residues: Materials and Methods from the Tel Kabri Palatial Storerooms to the Chemistry Laboratory

The Right to Sight: Gender, Ritual, and the Monumental Wall Paintings at Balalyk-Tepe (5th-7th century C.E.)

Curating and Preserving Digital Archaeological Data: A Guide to Good Practice

3D Field Documentation: Millimeter Accuracy at the Locus Level

Medieval Household Ceramics in 3D: An Inventory of Vessel Shapes from Nemea, Greece

"Our TSJs are Sealed": A New Methodology for the Study of Ceramic Stoppers in the Late Bronze Age Aegean

Southern Balkan Regional Variety and Connectivity: Results of a New International Collaboration

The Shared Classical Heritage of East and West in the Monumental Art of the Early Islamic Middle East

Revealing the Potters of Petsas House, Mycenae

Occupation Over Time at the Gault Site

Landscape Archaeology and New Technologies at Tel Akko and in the Plain of Akko

Studying Households and Tracing Cultural Identity in NE Spain (Second and early First Centuries B.C.E.)

Gold from the Sea: A Cargo of Coins from a Fatimid Egyptian Shipwreck at Caesarea Maritima, Israel

Assessment of Iron Age Lydian Tumulus Distributions through GIS-based Spatial Analysis

PXRF Analysis of the Pylos Linear B Tablets

Visibility Networks in the Castro Culture of northwestern Portugal

Alpine Lichenometry as a Relative Dating Mechanism in Archaeology

Reuse of Roman material at the Iglesia de la Asunci›n, San Vicente del Valle (Burgos, Spain)

Digital Etruria: Three New Projects to Update the Study of Etruscan Archaeology

Crop Growing Conditions at Bronze Age Tsoungiza: A Stable Isotope Analysis of Archaeobotanical Remains

3D Virtual Archaeology Exhibits for Public Outreach

Morphological and Archaeometric Analyses of Daub at Poggio Civitate

Organic Pottery Residues at Agia Triada Cave: A Preliminary Analysis

Artists at Aigition: Documentation, Design, and the Investigation of Rural Greek Villages

Session Block 3: Thursday, January 7, 1:45 - 4:45 pm

3A: Integrating Community and Education into Archaeological Research (Colloquium)

Public Involvement at the "Epicenter of Rocky Mountain Archaeology"

Crossing Boundaries: Archaeology Across Cultures and School Levels

"It was Just Like Finding Treasure": Archaeology, Heritage, and Community Partnership at Little Bay Plantation, Montserrat, WI

The Aguacate Community Archaeology Project: Convening Archaeology and Heritage in a Q'eqchi' Maya Village

10,000 Years of History: Community Heritage and Place Based Learning at the Linn Site, Idaho

Providing Multiple Pathways to Community and Archaeology Education

Ancient Lod: A Community Archaeology Project


3B: Social Spaces and Industrial Places: Multi-Scalar Approaches to Production in the Ancient Mediterranean (Colloquium)

"But There is No Hellenistic Glass": A Multi-Scalar Analysis of the Late First Millennium B.C.E.

Industrial Intensification and Abandonment at Neo-Punic Zita

The Scale of Production of Salted Fish and Fish Sauces at the Roman site of Tr¢ia (Portugal)

Life and Labor on the Edge of Empire: Roman Mining Communities in Southwest Iberia

The Purpose-Built Workspaces of the Classical Agora and Scales of Urban Production

Industry and Interaction: Crafting Neighborhoods as Communities in Classical and Early Hellenistic Greece

The Social Space of Production in the Northern Part of the Iberian World (Sixth-Third Centuries B.C.E.)


3C: Archaeology of Crete

Hosting and Toasting as an Arena for Cooperation and Competition

A New Protopalatial Ceramic Deposit: Exploring Local Pottery Production and Consumption in Mochlos from the Middle Minoan I-IIB

The Western Magazines and the West Facade of the Palace at Malia (Crete) during the Protopalatial Period

Excavations at Palaikastro 2014-15

The Magic and the Mundane: the Function of Talismanic Class Stones in Minoan Crete

Edifis at Work? A New Court-Centered Building at Sissi. Results from the 2015 Excavation Campaign

The Dessenne Building in the Protopalatial Settlement at Malia (Crete)


3D: Gold Medal Colloquium in Honor of Malcolm Bell, III (Colloquium)

New Developments in the Handling of Cultural Property in the Wake of Malcolm Bell's Vice-Presidency of the AIA

Not Sloppy but Hasty: Late Athenian Black-Figure

Playing in the Dirt: Earthen Walls in Hellenistic Architecture

Sauroctonos Corinthius

Salute a Mac: Dining and Drinking at Hellenistic Morgantina


3E: From Castellina to Cetamura: Recent Developments in the Archaeology of Chianti (Colloquium)

Exploring Chianti with Alvaro Tracchi

Animals in Rituals? Etruscan and Roman Evidence from Cetamura del Chianti

Etruscan Princes from Chianti

Tracing the History of the Human-Plant Relationships: A Case Study at Cetamura del Chianti

Engineering the Well Excavation at Cetamura del Chianti: Innovative Solutions in a Confined Hypogeum Environment

Antlers and Astragali: Sacred Deer at Cetamura del Chianti


3F: The Economics and Logistics of Roman Art and Architecture

Pigment Prices: Costs, Fraud, and the Concerns of Roman Pigmentarii

Lapis Gabinus: Quantifying the Economy of a Roman Tufo Quarry

Extracting Economics from Roman Marble Quarries

The Cost of Building Rome: Architectural Energetics and Labor-Time Estimates at the Basilica of Maxentius

Beasts of Burden: Animal Power for Public Construction in Rome

Monolithic Columns: Spolia and the New Architecture of Late Republican Rome

The Marzamemi "Church Wreck": New Excavations and Heritage Management off Southeast Sicily

The Cost of the Late Antique Inscribed Sarcophagi: The Evidence from Salona


3G: Current Developments in North African Archaeology: DAI/AIA New Projects and Joint Efforts (Colloquium)

An Archaeology of Rights: Cultural Heritage in the Medjerda Valley, Tunisia

On Current Archaeology in Libya: A Remote Sensing Project in Research and Heritage Management

The German-Algerian Research Project in the New National Museum of Cherchel

"Where are those great and splendid cities?" Urbanization and Landscape Change in North Africa across the longue durée (500 B.C.E. - 800 C.E.)

Research, People, and Politics: The Tuniso-German Archaeological Project at Chimtou (Ancient Simitthus, Tunisia)

Urban Neighborhoods in North Africa


3H: Sailing with the Gods: the Archaeology of Ancient Mediterranean Maritime Religion (Colloquium)

Phoenician Maritime Religion

Praying and Singing when Departing: A Cypriot Maritime Ceremony to the Great Goddess

The Maritime Network of Aphrodite Euploia

Testing the Gods, Saving your Ship: A Digital Approach to the Samothracian Ritual Network

Love and Money: Financial Documentation for the Cults of Aphrodite, Cypria, and Isis in the Eastern Mediterranean

Maritime Trade, Cult, and the Community of Perati in LHIIIC East Attica

Religious Cults and Archaic Emporia: Cross-Cultural Interaction and Religious Change through Naukratis


3I: Recent Excavations on Roman Provincial Sites: New Data for Understanding Regional Differences in the Provinces (Colloquium)

Idol Hill and Prehistoric Monuments in the Roman West

Germany East of the Rhine, 12 B.C.E.-16 C.E.: The First Step to Become a Roman Province

Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: The Communal Sacred Identity of Roman Ascalon

Roman Gordion and its Cemeteries: Constructing a Model for Rural Burial Practices in Central Anatolia

A Military Kiln Complex at Vindolanda: Production for the Local and Regional Military Economy


3J: Cycladic Archaeology: New Approaches and Discoveries (Colloquium)

Storage and Socio-Political Complexity in Middle and Late Bronze Age Ayia Irini Kea

Miltiades at Paros? New Evidence from Despotiko

The Cult of Demeter on the Cyclades: A Case Study of Kythnos and Naxos

Interaction Versus Isolation: Rethinking Island Identity in the Roman Cyclades

The Port-City of Delos and its Commercial Cityscape

Networks and Christianization in the Late Antique Cyclades


Session Block 4: Friday, January 8, 8:00 - 10:30 am

4A: Digital Resources for Teaching and Outreach (Colloquium)

Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Seals Online Catalogue

Using Online Tools to Teach Classics in a Small or Non-Existent Classics Program

Collaborative Annotation and Latin Pedagogy

From Stone to Screen to Classroom

Dependency Syntax Trees in the Latin 1 Classroom


4B: Standardization and the State (Colloquium)

Materiality and Performance in the Use of Standardized Measures

Who Benefits? Incentive and Coercion in the Selection of Greek Monetary Standards

Measures and Standards in Hellenistic and Roman Sicily

State Standards and Metrological Culture in Imperial Rome

Performing Measurement in the Roman East


4C: Prehistoric Aegean

Early Humans in the Aegean Basin: First Excavation Results from the Palaeolithic Site of Stélida, Naxos

Preliminary Report on the 2014 and 2015 Excavation Seasons in the Pelekita Cave, Zakros, Crete

Mavropigi-Filotsairi. An Early Neolithic Settlement in Western Macedonia

New Perspectives on Neolithic Agricultural Villages in Eastern Thessaly (Greece) Through Remote-Sensing Applications


4D: The Northeast Peloponessos

Sikyon Excavations: 2013 and 2014 Seasons

Trading & Transporting Timber in the Peloponnese: The Special Roles of Sikyon & Corinth

Athena at Corinth: Revisiting the Attribution of the Temple of Apollo

Outreach in Ancient Corinth: Educational Enrichment in the US and Greece

The Antonine Julian Basilica in Corinth


4E: Archaeometric Approaches to the Mediterranean  Bronze Age

Chemical Characterization of EBA/MBA Pottery from Ognina (Sicily): A Comparison of XRF and pXRF for Analysis of Ancient Pottery

Davide Tanasi, Arcadia University, S. Hassam, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, F. Pirone, University of South Florida, A. Raudino, LaTrobe University, P. Trapani, Independent Researcher, R.H. Tykot, University of South Florida, and A. Vianello, Independent Researcher

Rub-a-dub-dub: Organic Temper and Shared Practice in the Production of Bathtubs in the LHIIIB-IIIC Saronic Gulf.

Provenance Determination of Mycenaean Pottery from Alalakh

Metals and Metallurgy at Bronze Age Ayia Irini, Kea

Alloying with a Purpose: Comparing Object Typologies and Chemical Compositions at Neopalatial Mochlos

Slags and Ores: Archaeometallurgy and the Geometric Settlement of Zagora, Andros, Greece


4F: Western Mediterranean & Adriatic Prehistory

The Projekti Arkeologjikë i Shkodrës (PASH), Northern Albania: Results of the 2014 Excavation Campaign

An Iberian House at Cástulo: Results of the First Season of American-Spanish Collaborative Excavations

Potters' Choices and Vessels Performance on the Island Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain) during Aboriginal Times. First results

The Passersby of the Western Mediterranean: Considering the Informal Migration of Traders, Merchants and Laborers

Resisting Change: Distributive Networks and Social Inequality in the Central Mediterranean Fourth-Second Millennium B.C.E.

2013-2015 Survey of Neolithic Agricultural Sites in the Tavoliere (Italy): A Report on Ceramic and Lithic Finds as well as Aeria

Robert H. Tykot, University of South Florida, Craig Alexander, University of Cambridge, Keri A. Brown, University of Manchester, Kyle P. Freund, Indian River State College , and Italo M. Muntoni, Soprintendenza per i Beni Culturali della Puglia

4G: Out and Around Houses in Eastern Mediterranean Cities (Colloquium)

Life in the Streets: Placemaking and Collectiveness in Byzantine Athens

Probing the Development of Exterior Domestic Spaces: Patterns and Strategies

Pigs in Space: Zooarchaeology and Spatial Patterns in Ancient Households

Antioch, Daphne, and the Transformation of Domestic Space

Connective Spaces at Roman Kourion


4H: Roman Emperors: Their Images and Their Spaces

The Roman Emperor as Jupiter: Jovian Concepts & the Polyvalent Image

Harvard's Emperor in Fragments: An Old Trajan Reconsidered

A New Building Complex at the Center of Hadrian's Villa and Other Findings from Columbia's Fieldwork Season (APAHA Tibur 2015)

A New Interpretation of Hadrian's "Province Series" Coinage

New Discoveries at the "Villa of the Antonines": the 2015 Season

Caracalla as Birdman? Proposing a New Imperial Identity for the British Museum's "Horus in Roman Military Costume"


4I: Change and continuity in Italy and Sicily from the Republic to the Middle Ages

Update from the Field: Report on the 2015 Excavations of the Contrada Agnese Project (Morgantina, Sicily)

Masked Identities: Investigating Votive Rituals and Political Transformations at Narce in the Third Century B.C.E.

Notes of Roman Economy in Populonia

Recent Research on the Republican Phases of the Roman Sanctuary at Sant'Omobono

Recent Discoveries from a Mechanized Coring Survey of Rome's Forum Boarium

Recent finds from Excavations at Coriglia, CV (Umbria, Italy)

The Longue Durée Development of the Porta Esquilina and the Church of S. Vito in Rome


4J: Deserted Villages, I: Before Abandonment (Colloquium)

The "Dead Villages" of Northern Syria: Surveillance and Security at Déhès

The Center Holds: Village Desertion and Settlement Patterns in the Early Medieval Fayyum, Egypt

New Insights into the Abandoned "Palaiomaniatika" from Ottoman Defters, Aerial Survey, and Field Reconnaissance

The Deserted Village of Anavatos in Chios Island, Greece

Roads, Routes and Abandoned Villages in the Western Argolid


4K: Macedonia and the Hellenistic World

Pieria Capta: Methone, Pella, and the Urbanization of Macedonia

The Gymnasium at Amphipolis, Peristyle Architecture, and Elite Civic Space in Early Hellenistic Macedonia

Macedonian Elite Tombs: A Shift In Perspective

Religion, Culture, and History: A New Assessment of Alexander the Great in Egypt

Representing Royal Power: A Dark Stone Queen from Hellenistic Egypt

Mapping Female Space and Social Networks in Hellenistic Lindos and Priene


Session Block 5: Friday, January 8, 10:45 am - 12:45 pm

5A: Mycenaen Funerary Practices

TAPHOS, Tombs of Aidonia Preservation, Heritage, and Exploration Synergasia: the 2014 pilot survey and 2015 excavation seasons

Eleon 2015: Discovery of a New Early Mycenaean Funerary Structure in Eastern Boeotia

Burial Landscape, Spatial Organization, and Societal Changes at the Mycenaean Cemeteries of Eleona and Langada on Kos


5B: Greek Votive Dedications

Little Gifts: Dedications at the Sacred Spring in Corinth

His and Hers: Gender and Appropriateness in Ancient Greek Dedicatory Practices

The Parthenon Frieze as a Representation of Beneficiaries

Those Meddling Kids: Child Statuary and the Oikos Mentality in the Late Classical and Hellenistic Age


5C: Navigating the Publication Process (Workshop)


5D: Aegean Survey

Prehistoric Finds from the Survey of the Katsaronio Plain, Southern Euboea, Greece: A Preliminary Assessment

The Thorikos Intrasite Survey: A Glimpse from the Top

The 2015 Mazi Archaeological Project: A Report on the Second Field Season

The Western Argolid Regional Project: Results of the 2015 Season

5E: Greek and Latin Epigraphy

Keeping Track of Time on Late Hellenistic Cyprus: A New Parapegma from Yeronisos

Curse Tablets and Wells in Private Houses in Antioch

Bilingualism and Monumentalization in Roman Anatolia

How to Praise the Emperor: Graffiti Evidence for a Roman Acclamatory Formula


5F: Eastern Mediterranean Interaction

Political Cuisines: the Aegean-West Anatolian Interface through the Lens of Late Prehistoric Drinking Practices

The Serraglio, Eleona, and Langada Archaeological Project (SELAP): Report on the 2012 to 2015 Study Seasons

Results of the 2015 Excavation Season at Tel Kabri, Israel

C-PEPL: Renewed Excavations at Pyla-Kokkinokremos (Cyprus). Preliminary Results of the 2014-2015 Campaigns

Cypriote Evidence in the Early Iron Age Aegean: An alternative view from the Cyclades


5G: Funerary Iconography

A New Insight into the Dexiosis: Analysis of Familial Relationships on Athenian Gravestones of the 5th and 4th Centuries B.C.E.

Local History, Lasting Legacy: The "Alexander" Sarcophagus in Context

The Rape of Persephone and the Death of Soteris: A Case of Two Fresco Fragments and a Funerary Epitaph from a Roman Columbarium

The Power of Hands: Decoding Gestures on the Roman Provincial Tombstones in Noricum and Pannonia


5H: Undergraduate Paper Session

Formative Period Cylinder Stamps from Tlatilco, Mexico: An Iconographic and Functional Analysis of Proto-Writing

Princess, Prisoner, Queen: Searching for Identity and Agency in the Life of Kleopatra Selene

Artemis in Athienou-Malloura, Cyprus: Revealing Gendered Relationships among Cypriot Deities

The Coroplast's Network: Identifying Stylistic and Cultural Exchange Patterns through Examination of Sicilian Terracotta Figurin


5I: New Perspectives on Urban Life in Pompeii and Ostia

Navigating Public Space: Pathfinding and Passage Architecture in Roman Pompeii

The Staircase as a Window into City Life: The Evidence from Ostia Antica

The Cityscape and Religious Activity: New Insights into Processions in Ostia

Acoustics in Archaeological Context: A Case Study of the Baths of Neptune at Ostia


5J: Ancient Necropoleis and Cemeteries: New Approaches

Finding the Peucetians: Using Burial Practices to Identify a South Italian Culture

Malliotaki: A Roman Cemetery in South East Crete

Funerary Stelae and Local Expression in Roman Hispania

The Late Antique/Early Medieval Cemetery at the Vicus Martis Tudertium


Session Block 6: Friday, January 8, 1:45 - 4:45 pm

6A: Pottery in Context

Tarquinia, the Affecter, and Athenian Vases Abroad

Interactive Imports: Exploring the Relationship of Imported to Local Pottery at Geraki in Laconia

Athenian Moldmade Relief Bowls on Delos

Exploring the Beginning of the Kerameikos of Pella in the Hellenistic period: Evidence from a Deposit East of the Agora

Breaking the Silence: Philomela in the Athenian World of Images

Body Hair and the Greek Ideal

The Gates of Hades and the Infernal Waters: Exploring the Significance of the Topography of the Greek Underworld on Attic Vases

The Hunt in Courtship Scenes: a reevaluation


6B: Evidence and Emergency Responses to Cultural Heritage Destruction in the Middle East (Workshop)


6C: Thoughts for Raiment: Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to Dress and Adornment in Antiquity (Colloquium)

Deciphering Gender: A New Methodological Approach to Ancient Jewelry

Costly Choices: Signaling Theory and the Role of Personal Adornment at Hasanlu, Iran

Surface Tensions on Greek and Etruscan Jewelry

Theorizing Religious Dress

Identifying Halaf: Embodiment and Adornment in Sixth Millennium Mesopotamia


6D: Fieldwork in Greece

Excavations at Azoria, East Crete 2013-2015

New Research on the Temple of Ismenion Apollo at Thebes, Boiotia. Thebes Excavation Synergasia Project

Ancient Methone Archaeological Project: An Overview of the First Two Seasons of Fieldwork (2014-2015)

Olynthos, Greece - 2015 season

The Molyvoti, Thrace, Archaeological Project, 2015


6E: The Current State and Future Prospects of the Archaeology of Graeco-Roman Egypt (Colloquium)

More than Just a Stone: Archaeological Correlates of the Rosetta Stone Text at Tell Timai in the Nile Delta

The Kom al-Ahmer/Kom Wasit Archaeological Project: The Discovery of a Hellenistic-Roman Town in the Western Delta of Egypt

The Role of Excavation in the Future of Romano-Egyptian Domestic Archaeology

The Karanis Housing Project: Visualizing Legacy Data and Reimagining an Old Excavation

Dating Pottery with the Help of Pottery (with Writing)

Mortuary and Ritual Landscapes at Ptolemaic Abydos

Panel Painting from Roman Egypt: Gods and Mortals. Preview of an Exhibition at the Getty Villa, Malibu


6F: Exploring a Terra Incognita: Recent Research on Bronze Age Habitation in the Southern Ierapetra Isthmus (Colloquium)

Death on the Isthmus: Late Minoan III Tombs of the Mirabello Bay and Ierapetra Areas

The Early Minoan I Fortified Hilltop Site at Aphrodite's Kephali

The Final Neolithic - Early Minoan I Transition in the Southern Ierapetra Isthmus, Crete

A Bronze Age Fishing Village on Chryssi

Exploring the Marginal Lands:Investigating Minoan Land Use Patterns and Landscape Transformation in the Mountains of the Ierapetra Area

The Minoan Peak Sanctuary at Anatoli Stavromenos: Preliminary Evidence from the Excavation of the Peak Sanctuary of Minoan Hierapetra

Myrtos Pyrgos and the Malia-Lasithi state revisited

Consuming in Style: Patterns of (in-)variability among Tablewares at Neopalatial Myrtos Pyrtos Cistern 2 and Tomb

6G: From Foundation to Decay: Town-Planning and Urban Development in Ancient Italy

VULCI 3000 Project: Remote Sensing and Archaeological Prospections for the Interpretation of the Etruscan and Roman city of Vulc

New Data from the Site of South-West Campetti in Veii

Refounding the City: Pompeii's Fourth Century Master Plan

Plowing Up the World: Exploring the Use of Plowing Scenes on Roman Coins from the Late Republic and Early Empire

Sulla, Cicero, and Clodius: A Reexamination of the Dates for Ostia's City Walls

Continuity and Change at the Roman Port Town of Salapia: The 2014 and 2015 Field Seasons of the Salapia Exploration Project

Decay or Repurposing of a Roman City: Gabii in Late Antiquitity

6H: Cities and Countryside in Roman Anatolia

Possibly the Largest Roman Monumental Arch (Sardis, Western Anatolia)

Resting in Place in Paphlagonia: Rof the Funerary Landscape to Settlement in the Environs of Pompeiopolis

An Urban-Rural Equilibrium: Settlement Patterns and Urban Density in North Central Anatolia

Perspectival Effects in the Propylon of the Sebasteion at Aphrodisias

Reuse or Misuse: Reappropriating Public Baths in Late Antique Asia Minor

The So-Called "Little Baths" of Elaiussa Sebaste (Cilicia, Southeastern Turkey)


6I: Five Decades of Excavations at Poggio Civitate (Colloquium)

How to Build an Etruscan Palace: Monumentality in the Archaic Period at Poggio Civitate (Murlo)

Aristocratic Rulers in the Palace at Poggio Civitate (Murlo)?: Ideological Interpretations and Archaeological Reality

Poggio Digitate: The History and Future of Data Recording and Presentation at an Etruscan Site

Zooarchaeological Evidence for Diet, Ritual, and Economy at Poggio Civitate

Landscape and Community at Poggio Civitate


6J: Deserted Villages, II: During and After Abandonment (Colloquium)

Life in an Abandoned Village: The Case of Lakka Skoutara

An Abandoned Mud Brick Hamlet at Penteskouphi near Corinth: Its Condition, Educational Potential and Natural Environment

Drones and Stones: Mapping Deserted Villages in Lidoriki, Greece

Abandoned Settlements in a Historically Abandoned Environment: the Example of Kythera

Wheelock, ND: Incremental and Cyclic Abandonment on the Northern Plains


Session Block 7: Saturday, January 9, 8:00 - 11:00 am

7A: Minting an Empire (Colloquium)

Silver and power: The three-fold Roman impact on the monetary system of the Provincia Asia (133 B.C.E. ? 96 C.E.)

Kleopatra VII's Empire and the Bronze Coinages of Ituraean Chalkis

Coinage and the Client Prince: Philip the Tetrarch's Homage to the Roman Emperor

The Romanization of a Thoroughly Greek God: Asclepius coinage of the Roman Empire


7B: Innovation at the Juncture of Conservation and Archaeology: Collaborative Technical Research (Workshop)


7C: Depositions and Depositional Processes in Ancient Greek Cities and Sanctuaries (Colloquium)

Reconstructing Depositional Processes in the Sanctuary of Zeus in Olympia: Methods, Problems, Results

The Archaic Reservoir at the Sanctuary of Poseidon at Isthmia: a Study of Depositional Processes

A Depositional Analysis of the so-called Kore-pit on the Acropolis of Athens

Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle: Cleaning and Clearing of the Athenian Acropolis

Stones Jumping Out: An Examination of Upcycling as a Depositional Activity in Ancient Athens

Finding Their Way: Late Classical Votive Reliefs at Ancient Corinth


7D: Long-term Urban Dynamics at Knossos: the Knossos Urban Landscape Project, 2005-2015 (Colloquium)

Knossos and its Immediate Hinterland from the Neolithic to the End of the Prepalatial Period.

Protopalatial Knossos: the Development of a Major Urban Community

Neopalatial and Mycenaean Knossos: Urban Expansion and Collapse

Early Iron Age Knossos and the Development of the City of the Historical Period

Polis and Colony: Urban Knossos from Archaic to Late Antique Times

The Long-term Urban Dynamics of Knossos in Context


7E: Plinys History of Ancient Art: Towards a Contextual Perspective (Colloquium)

The Templum Pacis and Religion in Vespasianic Rome

Statues in Circulation: Mapping Pliny's Rome

Pliny's Various Scales of Value

Eiko-nomia: Defining monetary values and aesthetic canons of Greek art in Roman society

Fragments on Greek artists, fragments of Greek artists: a new approach


7F: Textiles, Dress and Adornment in Antiquity

The Installation Methodology of Display for Tutankhamun Textiles and Clothes as the First Appearance after Discovery

Oddy Test in Assessment of the Materials Used for Textile Conservation

Dress to Impress: Elite Status and Textile Production at Early Gabii

Costs Beyond Manpower: Equipment in Rome's Macedonian Wars

Fascinating Fascina: Embodiment and the Social Significance of Roman Phallic Pendants

Color-Coded: The Relationship between Color, Iconography, and Theory in Hellenistic and Roman Gemstones

The Costumes and Attributes of Late Antique Honorific Monuments: Conformity and Divergence within the Public and Political Sphe


7G: New Fieldwork and Research at Gordion: 2013-2015 (Colloquium)

New Excavations and Conservation at Gordion: 2013-15

The Emperor's New Clothes: Textile Production and State Formation in Iron Age Phrygia

Gordion, Troy, and Maydos: The Late Bronze Age to Iron Age transition and the question of migration

Mobility and Monumentalization at Iron Age Gordion

Elite Cremation Burials at Achaemenid Persian Gordion

Beyond Gordion: The Phrygian-Ionian Interaction Reevaluated


7H: Villas and Countryside in the Roman Empire

Excavations at Umbro Flumen (Alberese - Italy). Preliminary results

The Upper Sabina Tiberina Project: Fourth Excavation Season at Vacone

The 2014 and 2015 Excavation Campaigns at Oplontis Villa B: A New Window into the Development of the Roman Bay of Naples

New Wine, Old Bottles: The Sources of the Aqua Traiana and Their Afterlife

Time and the Past: Modeling Coin Deposition and Recovery Rates from the Roman Peasant Project (Cinigiano, GR)

Storing the Future: Negotiating Time and Material Change During the Iron Age-Roman Transition in the Northwest Mediterranean

The Santa Susana Archaeological Project 2013 - 2015: A Field Report


7I: Cultural Encounters and Frontier Interactions: Part 2

Architectural Coin Types at the Limes: Questions of Communication, ?Romanization?, and Self-Empowerment

The Roman-Nubian Frontier during the Reign of Augustus: Archaeological Evidence from Talmis, Meroë, and Qasr Ibrim

Mapping Herod's Harbor with the Pladypos ASV: New Discoveries at Caesarea Maritima, Israel

Excavations of an Aksumite Town, Baita Semati (Tigray, northern Ethiopia)

Miners or Pilgrims? A New Interpretation of the Faynan Region (Southern Jordan) in Late Antiquity


7J: New Developments in Cultural Property Protection in Conflict Zones (Colloquium)

The Role of the US Committee of the Blue Shield (USCBS) in the Protection of Cultural Property

International Military Cooperation for Cultural Property Protection

Current Cultural Property Protection Support for US Combatant Commanders

Recent Developments in Cultural Property Protection Training for ROTC

Antiquities Trafficking as Organized Crime: Model and Implementation

Cultural Communications, Identity, and Peacekeeping: How to Engage Cultural Heritage in Conflict Zones

3D Recording for Inventory and Archive of At-Risk Cultural Heritage Sites

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