2019 AIA & SCS Joint Annual Meeting

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Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and the Society for Classical Studies (SCS)Joint Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, January 3–6, 2019

The Joint Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and the Society for Classical Studies (SCS) (formerly known as the American Philological Association) will take place in San Diego, California, January 3–6, 2019.

Sessions exploring artifacts, art, social systems, fashion, cooking vessels, trade networks, shipwrecks, architecture, inscriptions, and archaeological research methods of the classical and New World will be offered.


Session Block 1: Friday, January 4, 8:00 - 10:30 am

1J: Afterlife of Ancient Urbanscapes and Rural Landscapes in Post-Classical Mediterranean (A.D. 400 – 1300). (Colloquium)

The Afterlife of Ancient Urbanscapes in Athens and the post-Classical Peloponnese
Amelia R. Brown (University of Queensland)

Burial Ground, Sanctuary, Cemetery: Post-Classical Reuse and Memory on the Ismenion Hill (Thebes, Greece)
Alexandra Charami (9th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities), Kevin Daly (Bucknell University), Katherine Harrington (Florida State University), Fotini Kondyli (University of Virginia), Stephanie Larson (Bucknell University), and Maria Liston (University of Waterloo)

Post-Military Use of the Byzantine Fortress at Isthmia (Greece)
Jon M. Frey (Michigan State University)

Afterlife of Hilltop Settlements in Sicily between Antiquity and the Middle Ages: the Excavation in Contrada Castro (Corleone, Palermo)
Angelo Castrorao Barba (University of Palermo(, Roberto Miccichè (University of Palermo), Filippo Pisciotta (University of Palermo), Giuseppe Bazan (University of Palermo(, Carla Aleo Nero (Soprintendenza BB.CC.AA. of Palermo), Stefano Vassallo (Soprintendenza BB.CC.AA. of Palermo), Pasquale Marino (Bona Furtuna LLC), and Steve Luczo (Bona Furtuna LLC)

Late Antique and Medieval Landscapes of the Nemea Valley, Southern Greece
Effie Athanassopoulos (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) and Christian Cloke (Smithsonian Institution)

Martyrs, Monks, and Miners: The Shifting Landscapes of the Faynan Region (Southern Jordan)
Ian W. N. Jones (University of California, San Diego(, Mohammad Najjar (University of California, San Diego), and Thomas E. Levy (University of California, San Diego)

From Paganism to Christianity in Egypt's Western Desert: Changes in the Landscape of a Late Antique Hamlet
Nicola Aravecchia (Washington University in St. Louis)

Medieval Landscapes in Western Sicily: Castles and Urbanization
Scott Kirk (University of New Mexico), Michael J. Kolb (Metro State University Denver), and William M. Balco (University of North Georgia)

Session Block 2: Friday, January 4, 10:45 am - 12:45 pm

2F: Approaches to the Study of Numismatics

Punch Marks, Cut Marks, and Barbarous Imitations: The Three Hoards of Hellenistic Tetradrachmae from Gordion
Kenneth W. Harl (1951)

Archaeological Numismatics. A Case Study of Roman Aurei in the Northwest
Benjamin Hellings (Yale University)

A Plated Ingot from Himera and its Implications for the Monetary Use of Bronze in Classical Sicily
Giuseppe C. Castellano (University of Texas at Austin)

Analyzing the iconography of Constantine VI and Irene: a Denominational Approach
Nicole Inglot (University of British Columbia)

Saturday, January 5, 1:45 - 4:45 pm

6I: The Medieval Countryside: An Archaeological Perspective (Medieval and Post-Medieval Archaeology Interest Group Colloquium)
Organized by Effie Athanassopoulos (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

Archaeological approaches and settlement systems in Medieval central Greece
Athanasios K. Vionis (University of Cyprus)

Archaeological Survey and Understanding the Rural Landscape in Byzantine Greece: Some Specific Examples
Timothy E. Gregory (Ohio State University), and Lita Tzortzopoulou-Gregory (Australian Archaeological Institute in Athens)

Aegean Landscapes of the Early Middle Ages: New Perspectives from Naxos
Sam Turner (Newcastle University) and Jim Crow (University of Edinburgh)

The Domestic and Built Environment of a Byzantine Village
Mark Pawlowski (UCLA)

The Medieval Countryside at a Regional Scale in the Western Argolid and Northeastern Peloponnesus
Dimitri Nakassis (University of Colorado), Sarah James (University of Colorado), Scott Gallimore (Wilfrid Laurier University), and William Caraher (University of North Dakota)

Remarks on Surface Survey Research in the Eastern Peloponnese
Anastasia G. Yangaki (National Hellenic Research Foundation, Greece)

What Happens when Historians and Archaeologists talk to each other: the Avkat Archaeological Projec
Hugh Elton (Trent University), John Haldon (Princeton University), and James Newhard (College of Charleston)

Session Block 7: Sunday, January 6, 8:00 - 11:00 am

7B: Craft Production in the Medieval and Post-Medieval Mediterranean (Medieval and Post-Medieval Archaeology Interest Group Colloquium)
Organized by Fotini Kondyli (University of Virginia) and Lucie Wall Stylianopoulos (University of Virginia)

Age-old Traditions Coming of Age: Metal Production, Communities, and Landscape in the Medieval Balkans
Georgios Makris (Princeton University)

Embroidery Workshops in the Ottoman Empire
Michalis Lychounas (Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Ephorate of Antiquities of Kavala)

The “Stone of Athienou”: An Ethnoarchaeological Study of Stone Workers in Central Cyprus
 P. Nick Kardulias (College of Wooster)

Craft Production in an ‘Open-Trade Zone’: Metal Work in Late Medieval/Early Modern Aegean
Nikos Kontogiannis (Koç University)

Connections among Craft Communities in the Late Medieval Mediterranean: New Considerations on Patterns of use of the Naples Yellow Pigment
Florence Liard (Université Bordeaux-Montaigne, France)

On the Transfer of Knowledge in Ivories of the Medieval Mediterranean
Anthony Cutler (Penn State University)