SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES - Department of Mediterranean Studies
1 Jul 2014 to 15 Jul 2014


Andros Island, 1-15 July 2014


The Summer School's Programme consists of introductory, main and practical topics. In more detail:

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1) Introductory: Aegean Islanders (15000-1300 BC): The archaeology of the Aegean Islands

1.1) Prehistoric Aegean

1.2) Submerged prehistoric coastlines

1.3) Insularity and multi-insularity: aspects of habitation and communication

1.4) Migrations in the Aegean

1.5) Aegean Economy & Trade

1.6) Introduction to Archaeometry

2) Introductory: Maritime Archaeology in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean

2.1) Maritime archaeology in Greece

2.2) Ships and Trade routes in the Bronze Age: Nautical technology and prehistoric seafaring in the Eastern Mediterranean

2.3) Illegal trafficking, legislation for the protection of underwater cultural heritage and the Work of the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities

2.4) Nautical experimental archaeology

2.5) Coastal geoarchaeology in the Cyclades: Submerged coastlines and archaeological markers of relative sea-level change

2.6Trade Amphorae in the Aegean

3) Shipwreck and harbour archaeology: Recent research in the Aegean

3.1) Harbour archaeology: new interdisciplinary approaches

3.2) Naval harbours and harbour cities

3.3) Shipwreck archaeology in the Aegean and deep-water research

3.4) Case-studies of ancient shipwrecks and submerged cities

3.5) Recent underwater archaeological research: case studies in the Aegean

4) Introductory: Methods and techniques in underwater archaeology and marine geoarchaeology

4.1) Site formation processes, submerged landscapes and marine geoarchaeological survey techniques

4.2) Underwater Robotics and Vehicles in underwater archaeological research

4.3) Coastal and Marine geosites: identification, assessment, mapping, survey techniques, management, protection and promotion

4.4) Preventive conservation techniques of hydrated find

5) Geoarchaeology, Palaeogeography & Palaeoclimate in the Aegean and the Eastern Mediterranean)

5.1) The geotectonic evolution and the geomorphology of the Aegean Sea basin

5.2) The geography and coastal geomorphology of the Aegean Islands

5.3) Paleoclimates & Sea level fluctuations – the last 30,000 years

5.4) Narutal catastrophes (ancient tsunamis, earthquakes, volvanoes)

6) Marine Ecosystem

6.1) Marine ecosystem in near coastal environments

6.2) The development of biological thought in the taxonomy of biodiversity: from Aristotle to Darwin

7) Practice and workshops

 7.1) Maritime archaeology: Snorkeling in submerged antiquities (1 Day) in collaboration with the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities.

 7.2) Underwater photography and photomosaics: Fieldwork practice in underwater photography and photomosaics; followed by a workshop; in collaboration with the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities

 7.3) Marine ecosystems: Snorkeling for the observation of marine ecosystems in shallow water 

 7.4) Marine geological survey: Fieldwork Practice of students on methods of marine geological research (on groups on 5 onboard the research vessel). Practice onboard the research vessel ALKYON (harbored at Rhodes and operated by HCMR’s Hydrobiological Station / Aquarium of Rhodes), state-of-the-art equipped with sea-bottom reconnaissance systems: side-scan sonar, sub-bottom profiler, multi-beam bathymetry, ROV)