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Thursday 21 & Friday 22 September 2023

 Fresnel Auditorium, The Cyprus institute


Thursday 21 September - Official Celebration Event

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09:00 - 09:15 Doors open / welcome coffee
09:15 - 09:25

Professor Stavros Malas, The Cyprus Institute

09:25 - 09:45

Mr Tasso Leventis, A. G. Leventis Foundation

09:45 - 09:55

Professor Vasiliki Kassianidou, Deputy Minister of Culture

09:55 - 10:10

Professor Thilo Rehren:
A Foundation and Vision for Archaeological Sciences in Cyprus

10:10 - 10:30

Professor Vasiliki Kassianidou:
A Brief History of Archaeometallurgical Studies in Cyprus

Coffee break

11:00 - 11:10

Dr Giorgos Georgiou, Deputy Director, Dept of Antiquities

11:10 - 11:20

Dr Michel Menu:
Introduction to STARC

11:20 - 11:50

Dr Michael Boyd:
The Keros Project

11:50 - 12:05

Dr Evi Margaritis:
Environmental History and Agricultural Practices of Mediterranean Islands: Evidence from Archaeobotany

12:05 - 12:20

Dr Anna Spyrou:
Project ARETI: Unravelling the Genetic, Economic and Cultural History of Cattle in Cyprus

12:20 - 12:35

Dr Jelena Živković:
Ceramic Workshops of the Early Modern Mediterranean: Breaking New Ground with Archaeological Science

12:35 - 13:00

Dr Efthymia Nikita:
Archaeological Science Outreach and Dissemination

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 - 14:20

Professor Sturt Manning:
Wood as a Key Source for History and for the Intersections of Climate and History for Cyprus and the East Mediterranean

14:20 - 14:40

Dr Lindy Crewe:
International Archaeological Research on Cyprus and The Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI)

14:40 - 15:00

Dr Hussein Kamal:
Grand Egyptian Museum – Conservation Center: Roles and Activities

15:00 - 15:30

Professor Patrick Degryse:
A Future for Archaeological Science in the EMME Region

15:30 - 16:00

VIP Tour of STARC Archaeological Sciences Labs

Coffee, farewell



Friday 22 September - A Kaleidoscope of Archaeological Sciences


09:00 - 09:10 Professor Thilo Rehren
09:20 - 09:40

Professor Thanasis Vionis, Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus
Interdisciplinary Forces in Post-Roman Cypriot Archaeology: The Xeros Valley

09:50 - 10:10

Dr Angelos Hadjikoumis, STARC, The Cyprus Institute
A Kaleidoscope of Ongoing Zooarchaeological Work in Cyprus

10:20 - 10:40 Dr Artemios Oikonomou, NCSR Demokritos
Beyond the Surface: a Scientific Approach for the Study of Core-Formed Glass
10:50 - 11:10


11:10 - 11:30

Res. Prof. Artemis Georgiou, Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus
Interregional Connectivity in the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age Mediterranean: The Contribution of 'ComPAS' (ERC Starting Grant)

11:40 - 12:00

Dr Maria Dikomitou-Eliadou, STARC, The Cyprus Institute
To the Core and on the Surface: Ancient Pottery Studies at STARC

12:10 - 12:30


12:40 - 13:20 Lunch
13:30 - 13:50

Dr Kyriaki Tsirtsi, STARC, STARC, The Cyprus Institute
Archaeobotanical Work at STARC: The Use of Multiproxies to Reconstruct Human-Environment Interaction in Cyprus and EMME

14:00 - 14:20

Assoc. Prof. Efthymia Nikita, STARC, The Cyprus Institute
Putting Flesh Back Onto the Bones: Deciphering Life and Death in the EMME Through Human Osteoarchaeology

14:30 - 14:50

Dr Andreas Charalambous, Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus
Using Handheld XRF for the Identification of EBA and MBA Copper Alloys: The North Coast Metals Project

15:00 - 15:20

Dr Dimitris Ioannides, Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus; STARC, The Cyprus Institute
The Organisation of Copper Production on Late Bronze Age Cyprus Through the Study of Metallurgical Ceramics





Both events are in English and are open to the public.
You can attend this event in-person or, on Thursday, join us online.  To attend in person, join us at the Fresnel Auditorium, at The Cyprus Institute Athalassa Campus
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Additional Info

  • Date: Thursday 21 & Friday 22 September 2023
  • Time: Both days begin at 09:00
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