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Biweekly Colloquium: The chalcolithic >mega site< of Valencina de la Concepcíon (Seville): New investigations in the Northern Sector (Thomas Schuhmacher)

Jun 28, 2021 from 04:15 PM to 05:45 PM

Virtual

CRC 1266/ROOTS Biweekly Colloquium: 

"The chalcolithic >mega site< of Valencina de la Concepcíon (Seville): New investigations in the Northern Sector" (Thomas Schuhmacher, DAI)

Schuhmacher

Abstract

The ›mega-site‹ of Valencina de la Concepción extends throughout the northeast limit of the Aljarafe Plateau, 6 km to the West of modern-day Seville in the South of Spain. It consists of a huge necropolis area with several monumental tombs and a settlement area which covers an area of about 200 hectares. In the margin of a project financed by the DFG the German Archaeological Institute investigates the Northern sector of this ›mega-site‹ by means of geophysical surveys, excavations and scientific studies. The geomagnetic survey of a surface of more than 19 ha. revealed a concentric system of at least five ditched enclosures and one smaller rectangular one, as well as a large amount of pits, semi-circular huts excavated in the ground, as well as possible hypogea.
For the first time we have also been able to sequence the infill of almost all chalcolithic ditches by means of manual drillings. During the excavations carried out in the municipal plot of Cerro de la Cabeza a dense sequence of chalcolithic pits, semi-excavated huts and workshops have been documented and first stratigraphic cuts through some of the ditches have been undertaken.
The chrono-typological definition of the ceramics, as well as a series of 14C dates obtained by AMS begin to reveal the sequence of the settlement. Beginning in the late Neolithic/Early Chalcolithic (end of the 4th millennium BC) it experiments its peak occupation during the Middle Chalcolithic (first half of the 3rd millennium BC). During its transition to the Late Chalcolithic (mid 3rd millennium BC) there seems to be a reduction in the size of the settlement, seeming to become even more reduced during the Bell-Baker phase. At about 2200 BC the excavation of ditches as well as the settlement itself suddenly ends. We also present some evidence that seems to indicate a short and not very intense re-occupation of the Cerro de la Cabeza area during the later Early Bronze Age (beginning of the 2nd millennium BC).

For more information and the videoconference link, please contact the CRC1266 at office@sfb1266.uni-kiel.de or the ROOTS office at office@roots.uni-kiel.de

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Disputation: S. Schultrich "Kriegerideal und Netzwerke: Die Doppeläxte West- und Mitteleuropas im Kontext der jung- bis endneolithischen Kulturentwicklung"

Jun 30, 2021 from 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Online: Disputation of the GSHDL PhD Sebastian Schultrich on "Kriegerideal und Netzwerke: Die Doppeläxte West- und Mitteleuropas im Kontext der jung- bis endneolithischen Kulturentwicklung"

This is also open to all ROOTS members. Please contact Romy Plath (rplath@roots.uni-kiel.de) for the videoconference link.

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Paleo-ecological Colloquium (POEC): Did a (forest) steppe micro-environment create an ideal location for the Mesolithic burial site of Groß Fredenwalde (Brandenburg)? / Magda Wieckowska-Lüth

Jul 01, 2021 from 02:15 PM to 03:45 PM

virtual meeting

Please contact Wiebke Kirleis wiebke.kirleis@ufg.uni-kiel.de to receive the access details.

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Archäologisches Kolloquium: "What does a craft approach to Bronze Age metalworking look like, and what does it do?"

Jul 05, 2021 from 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM

"Archäologisches Kolloquium":

- presentation "What does a craft approach to Bronze Age metalworking look like, and what does it do?" by Dr. Maikel H. G. Kuijpers from Leiden

 

The lecture will take place online, further information will be provided at here on time.

Contact: email: sekretariat@ufg.uni-kiel.de; telephone: 0431/880-2334

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ROOTS Executive Board Meeting*

Jul 06, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM

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ROOTS Executive Board Meeting*

 

*not open to the public

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Bronze Age Round Table

Jul 07, 2021 from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM

virtual meeting

"Frühbronzezeit in Mecklenburg" / Hendrik Raese /Annalena Pfeifer   

"Study on Pottery, Chronology and Social Dynamic of the Hungarian Bronze Age" / Robert Staniuk     

The “Bronze Age Round Table” is an open discussion group for every student and PhD relating to Bronze Age and Early Iron Age subjects. At the beginning of each term Master or Bachelor students have the opportunity to present their subjects and discuss related questions. Everyone is welcome to make suggestions or present a subject. As in time of videoconferences the tea and cookie support must unfortunately come from your own kitchen.
Talks and discussion will be in German or English.

Meeting access:
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(https://mediaportal01.rz.uni-kiel.de/b/sug-k31-4mh-xkq)
Code: 908701

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ROOTS Executive Board Meeting*

Oct 05, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM

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ROOTS Executive Board Meeting*

 

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ROOTS Executive Board Meeting*

Nov 02, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM

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ROOTS Executive Board Meeting*

 

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Conference: “Medical Knowledge and its 'Sitz im Leben': Body and Horror in Antiquity”

Nov 18, 2021 to Nov 20, 2021

Hybrid

Conference: “Medical Knowledge and its 'Sitz im Leben': Body and Horror in Antiquity”

This conference explores ancient and modern concepts of horror with reference to the human body. The aim is to examine how the body processes, affectively as well as cognitively, horrifying experiences and how it can turn itself into a source of horror, e.g. in contexts of sickness and death. While we are firmly aware of the fact that ‘horror’ as a largely post-Romantic concept is not unproblematic when applied to Greek and Latin texts, we will try to show that its classical antecedents and roots must be considered as they might shed light on the ways in which the horrific, as a category that shapes our encounter with various forms of art but also with life itself, is understood today.

Confirmed speakers:
Noel Carroll (Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA)
Giulia Maria Chesi (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany)  
Greg Eghigian (Penn State University)      
Debbie Felton (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA)             
Maria Gerolemou (University of Exeter, UK)
Lutz Alexander Graumann (University Hospital, Justus-Liebig-University Gießen, Germany)
Lutz Käppel (Cluster of Excellence ROOTS, Kiel University, Germany)
George Kazantzidis (University of Patras, Greece)
Dunstan Lowe (Kent University, UK)
Nick Lowe (Royal Holloway University of London, UK)  
Glenn Most (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Italy / Chicago, USA)
Alessandro Schiesaro (University of Manchester, UK)
Rodrigo Sigala (independent, Germany)
Evina Sistakou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Dimos Spatharas (University of Crete, Greece)
Chiara Thumiger (Cluster of Excellence ROOTS, Kiel University, Germany)

Date: 18-20 November 2021
Venue: The conference will take place as a hybrid meeting in Kiel (venue tba) and on zoom.

Link to event

Contact:
Georgios Kazantzidis (University of Patras) kazanbile@gmail.com
Chiara Thumiger (Cluster of Excellence ROOTS, Kiel University) c.thumiger@roots.uni-kiel.de

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2021 Plenary Meeting + Christmas Party

Nov 26, 2021 from 03:00 PM to 09:00 PM

2021 ROOTS Plenary and Christmas Party.

 

More information will follow.

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Conference: Inequalities in Supra-Regional Eurasian Exchange Networks (8000 – 2000 BP)

Dec 01, 2021 to Dec 05, 2021

Conference: Inequalities in Supra-Regional Eurasian Exchange Networks (8000 – 2000 BP)

More details will follow in due time.

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ROOTS Executive Board Meeting*

Dec 07, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM

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ROOTS Executive Board Meeting*

 

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2022 ROOTS Retreat with Advisory Board

May 12, 2022 to May 13, 2022

2022 ROOTS Retreat with Advisory Board.

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